DHAKA: Asif A. Chowdhury, CEO of Chowdhury Group and Honorary Consul of Chile in Bangladesh, has been nominated for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize International for his passion and achievements in local and international trade.
The announcement of nomination was made at a function in the city on July 31, 2017 by Hon’ble Barry Gusi, Chairman of the Gusi Peace Prize International, based in Manila, the Philippines. Leading business, academic, diplomatic, media and corporate personalities were present at the function.
It was cited that Asif Chowdhury has been playing a dominant role in catalyzing efforts to further enhance the international trade of Bangladesh through his diplomatic endeavors while at the same time developing his business with ideals and values to respect human dignity.
The Manila-based Gusi Peace Prize International recognizes individuals with extra-ordinary contribution worldwide in the fields of peace, human rights, scientific discoveries, academy, 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 in their respective fields.