Safwan Sobhan gets Business Excellence Award

Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman Safwan Sobhan has been honoured with the FBCCI Business Excellence Award for his contribution to the country’s economy.

Nine other individuals and organisations have also got the award in recognition of their role in respective fields.The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the country’s apex trade body, handed over the awards to the winners on the concluding day of the Bangladesh Business Summit at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Monday.       FBCCI bestowed the Business Excellence Awards to the recipients in five categories.

Of them, two were honoured in the Business Leadership category while four in Industry, Commerce, Services and Agriculture and Agri-Trade, one got the award in the Young Entrepreneur category, two in the Small and Medium Entrepreneur category and one in the Women Entrepreneur category. Two people were also honoured in the special category of the Jury Board.

Safwan Sobhan, also Managing Director of Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd, received the award in the Young Entrepreneur category.

He has received a number of international awards in recent years. The young business icon was recently honoured with the South Asia Business Partnership Award 2022 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the social and business community.

Apart from this, Safwan Sobhan received the prestigious ‘Grand Star of Success 2022’ award at the ‘New Year Summit of Leaders’ in the UK. He was named ‘Global Leader of the Year 2021-22’ at the 17th edition of the Asia-Europe Business and Social Forum 2022 held in London.

Safwan Sobhan topped the list of young taxpayers in Bangladesh in 2022.Managing Director of Beximco Pharma Nazmul Hasan, MP, and Chairman of Bangladesh Steel Re-Rolling Mills (BSRM) Alihussain Akberali got the FBCCI Business Excellence Award in the Business Leadership category.

 Managing Director of Olympics Industry Mubarak Ali received the award in the Industry category, while Managing Director of Square Food and Beverage Limited Anjan Chowdhury won the award in Agriculture and Agri-Trade category.

 National Life Insurance Company Limited received the FBCCI Business Excellence Award in the Service category.

Besides, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Energypack Power Generation Limited Humayun Rashid got the award in Commerce category while Managing Director of Creation Private Limited Rashedul Karim Munna and Managing Director of Tampaco Foils Limited Safius Sami Alamgir received the award in Small and Medium Enterprises category.

Managing partner of Artisans Tanya Wahab won the FBCCI Business Excellence Award in the Women Entrepreneurs category.

Apart from these, former FBBCCI President Mahbubur Rahman and tradition and craft researcher Maleka Khan got special award from the jury board.

Noted singer Sabina Yasmin and eminent industrialist Salman F Rahman got the Lifetime Achievement Award of FBCCI.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahud Humayun and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi were present as the chief guest and special guest respectively at the programme chaired by FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin.