28 top business executives have been honored at the ‘Bangladesh C-Suits Awards’ for their outstanding contribution to the business sector of Bangladesh.
The award was given at the second session of Bangladesh C-Suites Awards at the Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel in the capital on Saturday, November 11.
The award was presented at a ceremony produced by the American International University of Bangladesh, hosted by Summit Communications Limited, in collaboration with BSRM and The Daily Star and organized by Aspire to Innovate (A2I), Smart Bangladesh Network and Namcon Consultancy Limited. About 350 business personalities participated in it.
This year Bangladesh C-Suits Awards received more than 100 nominations from 35 organizations in 22 categories. These categories have been created with the aim of better matching C Suits management positions. Category-wise winners are selected through due diligence by a jury session comprising top experts of the country. Besides, awards were given in 3 more categories by Bangladesh Brand Forum. The second issue of Bangladesh Brand Forum’s bi-monthly magazine ‘CEO Review’ was published in this event.
Shariful Islam, founder and managing director of Bangladesh Brand Forum, said in his welcome speech that this award serves as an inspiration for the development of top leadership in the business sector of Bangladesh. We started this initiative with two goals. Firstly, to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the country’s top officials and secondly to present their success stories to the new generation.
Bangladesh Brand Forum organized the 7th Leadership Summit before the 2nd Bangladesh C-Suits Awards. Produced by the American International University of Bangladesh, hosted by Summit Communications Limited and Sheltech, in collaboration with BSRM, Team Group and The Daily Star and jointly organized by Aspire to Innovate (A2I), Smart Bangladesh Network and Namcon Consultancy Limited, this year’s session was themed ‘Navigating the Next Frontier: Transforming Organizations for the Future’.
The whole day session was attended by eminent businessmen, academicians, researchers and other important people from various fields of the country and abroad. Comprised of 3 keynote sessions, 5 panel discussions and 1 insight session, this Leadership Summit discussed various aspects of contemporary leadership, including challenges and solutions, sustainable growth, corporate governance and organizational culture.
Shariful Islam said, the goals and objectives of our organizations are determined by our leaders or top officials. So we need to think about how we can effectively shape our organizations for the coming future. I believe that every discussion today will contribute to the formation of a policy in this regard.
Bangladesh C-Suits Awards 2023 were given to two top executives of the management committee of Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL). UBL’s Corporate Affairs, Partnerships & Communications Director Shamima Akhtar received the award in the ‘Chief Corporate Affairs Officer/CA Director of the Year’ category and UBL’s Supply Chain Director received the award in the ‘Chief Supply Chain Officer/Supply Chain Director of the Year’ category. Md. Ruhul Quddus Khan.
The first keynote session speaker of the summit was Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar, Professor, 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, Grameenphone Limited discussed ways to create an effective culture for organizational innovation growth and sustainable practices respectively. Also, the only insight session of the summit was conducted by Erkument Polat, Chief Executive Officer, United iGas LPG Limited.
In addition, in 5 panel discussions, the speakers discussed and exchanged views on several relevant issues including the role of smart leadership in nation building, creative leadership.