Gala Evening


We are extremely pleased to announce the Bangladesh Business Awards 2004. With the motto of "Bringing Global Corporate Standards to Bangladesh" this award has successfully completed its fifth year of journey. Introduced by DHL Worldwide Express and The Daily Star in 2000, the award now comprises four categories -- Business Person of the Year, Outstanding Woman in Business, Enterprise of the Year and Joint Venture Enterprise of the Year. This year, we are also giving away a Special Achievement Award.
We believe in having a modern, competitive and efficient private sector to ensure sustainable growth of our economy. To achieve this growth, the country needs to have entrepreneurs with vision, courage and leadership skill to break new grounds. But to have such entrepreneurs, we need to create the appropriate environment in which such talents can flourish. That precisely is the aim of our Business Awards. The story of Bangladesh's private sector growth is a relatively recent one.

We have leaders in our private sectors whose exceptional qualities of entrepreneurship and vision need to be highlighted and acknowledged through due honour. Recognition of these exceptional personalities and enterprises would establish the fact that, despite all the problems that we encounter, our business leaders can still achieve laurels if they have the courage, the determination and, of course, the vision to do so. We take this opportunity to express our grateful thanks to our distinguished panel of jurors whose names are listed below. DHL Worldwide Express and The Daily Star are extremely privileged to be able to honour these exceptional leaders and enterprises of our business community.

Thank you.




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