The seventh session of Leadership Summit organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum was held on Saturday (November 11). The summit was held at the Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel in the capital.
The theme of this year’s session was ‘Navigating the Next Frontier: Transforming Organizations for the Future’.
The day-long session was attended by renowned businessmen, academics, researchers and other important people from different fields. Comprised of three keynote sessions, five panel discussions and an insight session, this year’s Leadership Summit discussed contemporary issues of leadership complexity, challenges and solutions, sustainable growth, corporate governance and organizational culture.
Shariful Islam, founder and managing director of Bangladesh Brand Forum, said in his welcome speech at the summit, ‘The goals and objectives of our organizations are determined by our leaders or top officials. So we have to think about how we can effectively organize our institutions with the coming future in mind. I believe that every discussion today will contribute to our formulation of a policy in this regard.’
The speaker of the first keynote session of the summit was Professor Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar, Economics and Executive Director, Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research.
Later in the other two keynote sessions, Suhail Al Kharsah, Enterprise Agile Coach, Central Transformation Office, Pharma International and Yasir Azman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grameenphone Limited discussed ways to create an effective culture for organizational innovation growth and sustainable practices respectively.
Apart from this, the only insight session of the summit was conducted by Erkument Polat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United iGas LPG Limited.
Apart from this, in five panel discussions, the speakers discussed and exchanged views on several relevant issues including the role of smart leadership in nation building, creative leadership.
In the first keynote session, A2I Program Policy Advisor Anir Chowdhury said, ‘We have introduced digital systems in various service sectors including health and agriculture. We are constantly working to combine artificial intelligence and innovation. We want to establish our vision by developing the four essential pillars for Smart Bangladesh in collaboration with the leaders of different sectors of the country.’
Apart from this, in the second panel discussion, Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints, said, ‘An essential task for a leader is to ensure a good working environment for his employees, so that the organization can become capable of implementing its goals and objectives.’
Md. spoke among others at the seventh leadership summit. Abul Kalam Azad, Co-Chair, Smart Bangladesh Network, Former Principal Secretary, Vice Chairman, IDEA Foundation; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, Aspire to Innovate (A2I); Professor Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, University of Dhaka; President, Asia Marketing Federation; Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Founder and Managing Director, Buildcon Consultancy Limited; Professor Imran Rahman Vice Chancellor, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, M. Anees Ud Daula, Chairperson, ACI Group, Munawar Misbah Moin, Group Director, Rahim Afroz Bangladesh.
Produced by American International University of Bangladesh, hosted by Summit Communications Limited and Sheltech, in collaboration with BSRM, Team Group and The Daily Star, and in collaboration with Aspire to Innovate (A2I), Smart Bangladesh Network and Namcon Consultancy Limited, the session was held. The knowledge partner of the summit was the Marketing Society of Bangladesh, the academic partner was the Leadership Academy; Learning and Development Partner was Kaji Consultants, Technology Partner was Amra Technologies Limited and PR Partner was Backpage PR.