November 25, 2017, 6:07 pm
Leading business personality and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chowdhury Group Asif A Chowdhury has been conferred with prestigious Gusi Peace prize in Manila.
The Gusi Peace Foundation cited the passionate commitment and achievements of Asif Chowdhury in contribution to society through business and socially responsible activities, said a press release.
The Manila-based Gusi Peace Prize International recognizes individuals with extra-ordinary contribution worldwide in the fields of peace, human rights, scientific discoveries, academe, arts & literature, medicine, journalism, business, philanthropy and internationalism.
The Award was introduced in 2002 by the Foundation to honour those for contributing to peace and human dignity across the world.
The Foundation was founded by Gemeniano Javier Gusiwho was a veteran during the Second World War and later involved with Philippines politics and earned popularity as a human rights activist.
Earlier, three Bangladeshis received the award.
They are social thought-leader Abul Hasan Nouman in 2013, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman in 2014, and media personality and Director of Channel I Shykh Seraj in 2015 for remarkable contributions to their respective fields.
The 2017 Gusi Peace Prize International programme was held between November 19 and 23.