Dr Gowher Rizvi was present as chief guest while Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy delivered keynote speech
Two business professionals and two companies are being recognized for their achievement and contribution to the economy at the Bangladesh Business Awards.
The 18th edition of Bangladesh Business Award was held at capital’s Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel on Friday.
The annual event, jointly organized by DHL Express, the largest global logistics company, and the Daily Star, the leading English-language newspaper of Bangladesh, honors the individuals and powerhouses of the corporate world in the country every year since 2000.
Dr Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the prime minister,was present as chief guest.
This year, IPDC Finance Ltd was awarded the Best Financial Institution and Runner group as the Enterprise of the Year.
Azam J Chowdhury of East Coast Group was awarded as the Business Person of the Year while Quamrun Nahar Zahir of Ananta Apparels Ltd was recognized with the Outstanding Woman in Business.
Dr Gowher Rizvi handed over the awards to: Azam J Chowdhury; Mominul Islam, managing director of IPDC; Hafizur Rahman Khan, chairman of Runner Group; and Qamrun Nahar Zahir, chairman of Ananta Apparels.
Highly acclaimed Indian entrepreneur NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, now a multinational global leader in technology services and consulting, joined the business leaders, diplomats and distinguished citizens to encourage the winners.