Manzur Elahi gets UKBCCI Lifetime Achievement Award
FE Online Desk | October 07, 2019
The UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) has honoured Mr Syed Manzur Elahi, chairman of the Apex Group, with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
He received the laurels at the annual UKBCCI awards, which took place in central London this evening local time, according to a press release received in Dhaka today (Monday).
Apart from this, the prominent business personality has various awards to his credit for his contributions to trade and industry.
Mr Elahi is the founding chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. (MTB) and Pioneer Insurance Company Limited and currently serving as the chairman of the executive committee of the bank.
Besides being an eminent industrialist, he was also appointed adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, twice (1996 and 2001), for his leadership qualities, professionalism and non-partisanship.
A total of ten UK residents, from a diverse range of industries, were honoured for their personal contributions and achievement, at the annual awards ceremony, the statement said.
The awards were meant for paying tribute to the invaluable impact of the Bangladeshi community on the British Economy.
Bajloor Rashid MBE, president of UKBCCI said of the awards: “Each year we aim to highlight the incredible impact of British Bangladeshis both here and internationally.
“We hope that the platform provided is used as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those that have worked hard to succeed and to build upon their success. Just as a beacon shines for others to follow.”
Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Ms Saida Muna Tasneem, Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Rushanara Ali MP, Paul Scully MP, Julian Knight MP, John Biggs, executive mayor, LB Tower Hamlets and The Worshipful Mayor of Croydon Cllr Humayun Kabir, among others, attended the gala event.
The UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) Awards were launched in 2016.