Bangladesh Business Awards 2012 | The Daily Star
Publish: June 13, 2013
From left, Selim RF Hussain, managing director of IDLC Finance; Masuda Islam, chairman of Protina BD Foods; AMA Muhith, finance minister; MA Rahim Feroz, vice-chairman of DBL Group; Abu Sayed, general manager of Nasir Group of Industries (on behalf of Nasir Uddin Biswas); Desmond Quiah, country manager of DHL Express; and Malcolm Monteiro, senior vice president and area director for South Asia of DHL Express, pose for photographs at the Bangladesh Business Awards ceremony at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on May 31. PHOTO: AMRAN HOSSAIN

A night for change makers

Four individuals and businesses win trophies as DHL Express and The Daily Star recognise corporate achievements

It was an event to recognise the best in business that set inspiring examples for others to emulate. DHL Express, the world’s leading logistics company, and The Daily Star, the nation’s most-read English-language newspaper, honoured two individuals and two enterprises

Roll Of Honour

2000 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Salina Akther (Aakor) ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Concord Engineers & Construction Ltd and Rahimafrooz (Bangladesh) Ltd BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Samson H Chowdhury (Square Group) 2001 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Rehana Kashem (Saatrang) ENTERPRISE

13th Bangladesh Awards

The Jury

Objectives of Bangladesh Business Awards

* To publicly acknowledge the vital contributions made by the companies and individuals to Bangladesh business. * To create an environment, which will encourage entrepreneurship and enhance the standards of corporate management in Bangladesh. * To illustrate the depth of

Business Person Of The Year

A relentless dreamer

Nasir Uddin Biswas never kept his dreams in his eyes only. The biggest temptation of his life was to convert the dreams into a masterpiece of reality. The name of such a masterpiece is Nasir Group of Industries. From a

Selim RF Hussain
Best Financial Institution

The aggressive financier

IDLC Finance has been around since 1985, but it was in 2010 that things took a turn, for the better. That was when it decided to be the “best financial brand” in the country. New vision meant new leadership, and

Masuda Islam

Rowing against the tide

Masuda Islam’s journey as an entrepreneur began in the mid 1980s, upon completion of her undergraduate degree. For a brief period she taught at a school, but the job did not gratify her enough. She wanted to do something that

Mohammed Abdul Jabbar
Enterprise Of The Year

Going all-out to do the best

DBL Group plans to double its workforce to 30,000 and raise turnover to $600 million by 2016, aiming to become a leader in the country’s business domain, said its top executive. Mohammed Abdul Jabbar, managing director of the Group, said

Guests observe a one-minute silence in memory of those killed in the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24. The deadliest accident in the industrial history of Bangladesh claimed 1,131 lives. PHOTO: SK Enamul Haq

In Memory Of Rana Plaza Victims