Selima Ahmad Honoured With Oslo Business for Peace Award 2014
Friday, September 05, 2014
Posted by: Kimberly Grass
Selima Ahmad Honoured With Oslo Business
for Peace Award 2014
Selima Ahmad, Vice Chairperson of Nitol Niloy Group
and Founder of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI)
has won 2014 Oslo Business for Peace Award. This award is considered the
highest form of recognition given to individual business leaders for fostering
peace and stability through creating shared value between business and society.
This is the first time this international prestigious award has been given to Asian
“We congratulate you with the exceptional
appreciation you have thus been given by the Award Committee, and are truly
proud to have you in the exclusive group of Business for Peace Honourees,” the
Business for Peace Foundation said in a letter to Selima Ahmad.
This year, six
honourees, including Selima Ahmad, have been selected from out of 120
candidates from 50 countries.
honorees are business persons who, through their own actions and commitments,
promote socially responsible and ethical business practices in an outstanding
way and stand out as examples to the world.
will be presented with the awards in an award giving ceremony on 15 May 2014 in
Oslo City Hall.
has included Selima Ahamd in the group of exceptional business personalities
like Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Group in India, who got the award in 2010,
and Jeffrey R Immelt, CEO of General Electric in the US, who won it in 2009.
“I am deeply
honored for having this prestigious award which was selected by the Noble
Laureates. This award recognizes the strength, sincerity, integrity,
intelligence, commitment and competence of Bangladeshi women in Business” Selima
Ahmad said in her instant reaction.
work with all my dedication not only to grow my own business with value and
ethics but also work equally to see women entrepreneurship and private sector
grows with the same aspirationss”, she added.
Congratulating Selima Ahmad, Nitol
Niloy Group Chairman Abdul Matlub Ahmad said, “Selima deserves this great
award as she relentlessly worked to develop BWCCI as a voice for women in
business. Her passion to excel through ethical processes has helped NITOL NILOY
GROUP to grow into one of the finest organization in Bangladesh"
congratulate Selima to be among the first business women in Asia to be honored
with the Business for Peace Award. Her business integrity, commitment and
contribution to society is a beacon of pride and joy for all women of
Bangladesh’, said BWCCI president Sangita Ahmed.
has been working for the private sector development for last 28 years and
actively involved in developing more than 7,000 women entrepreneurs. Her
company Nitol-Niloy Group is one the reputable
leading business house in Bangladesh having 26 companies amongst which six
are joint venture and three public companies which includes automobiles,
cement, paper, real estate, electronics and financial services.
committee of Nobel Prize winners in peace and economics selects the recipients.
This year’s award-giving committee consists of Shirin Ebadi, winner of 2003
Nobel Peace Prize, Finn Kydland Nobel
Memorial Prize in Economics recipient in
2004 and Leymah Gbowee winner of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Business for
Peace Foundation, formed in 2007 to promote relationship between business and
peace, has been awarding businesspersons from across the globe every year since
The partners of
the Business for Peace Foundation are The
International Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Development Programme,
and the United Nations Global Compact.