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News & Events 2005

19 March 2005

Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd received the Enterprise of the Year 2004 Award. The Bangladesh Business Awards 2004 were presented yesterday to honour the businesspersons and enterprises for their outstanding performance last year.rnrnIncepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd received the Enterprise of the Year 2004 Award while Selina Quader received the award for Outstanding Woman in Business of the Year 2004.rnrnUnilever Bangladesh Limited got the Special Achievement Award 2004 and Kazi Zahedul Hasan was adjudged the Business Person of the Year 2004.rnrnJointly introduced by The Daily Star and DHL Worldwide Express five years ago, the awards are given every year in recognition of excellence of enterprises and individuals in different fields of business to felicitate and inspire them.rnrnBritish High Commissioner in Dhaka Anwar Choudhury announced the name of the Enterprise of the Year while Rokia A Rahman, former adviser to the caretaker government and president of Women Entrepreneurs' Association, Bangladesh, named the Outstanding Woman in Business of the Year 2004. rnrnUS Ambassador Harry K Thomas announced the name of the Special Achievement Award winner and Square Group Chairman Samson H Chowdhury named the Business Person of the Year at a gala ceremony at the Sonargaon Hotel ballroom in the city.

Diplomats, business leaders and magnates, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, professionals and government officials attended the function.rnrnAs the names of award winners were announced one by one amid pin-drop silence, the audience burst into applause congratulating the business heroes. Two giant screens displayed their exemplary successes in brief.rnrnReceiving the Enterprise of the Year 2004 Award on behalf of Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, its Managing Director Abdul Muktadir said his company is a research-based pharmaceuticals company and has achieved unprecedented growth in the recent years.rnrnExpressing her reaction to winning the Outstanding Woman in Business of the Year 2004 Award, Agroconcern Proprietor Selina Quader said it was the first recognition of her endeavours. She was sure the award would encourage more women to enter the world of business. rnrn"I started my business with a capital of only Tk 5,000, which by now has grown to Tk 20 million," she told the gala event.rnrnAfter receiving the Special Achievement Award on behalf of Unilever Bangladesh Limited, its Chairman and MD Sanjiv Mehta said his company is the second best performer in entire Asia. Mehta said his company has proved that business can grow in Bangladesh with ethical practices.rnrnUnilever has delivered a sustained double-digit growth at an average of nearly three times the country's GDP growth for the last six years, he told the function, and expressed his conviction that Bangladeshi enterprises can manufacture world-class products. rnrnKazi Farms Group MD Kazi Zahedul Hasan, who was awarded as the Business Person of the Year 2004, said his company deals with around 60,000 farmers of the country. He said, "We recently have started exporting hatching eggs to Saudi Arabia, thereby adding a new item in the country's export basket."

Earlier, The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam observed that a silent revolution has taken place in Bangladesh led by the entrepreneurs who are creating wealth for the nation. "It's a tremendous success of our entrepreneurs that they have uplifted the country's image by popularising products bearing the seal 'Made in Bangladesh' in the global market. So, they do deserve recognition," he told the gathering. rnrnIn his speech, DHL Worldwide Express, Bangladesh Country Manager Desmond Quiah said the success the awardees have achieved in taking their enterprises to a new height proves that they see more than others do.

March 2005

Incepta was audited by UNICEF authorities and the production site was found to comply with the required GMP standards. In March 2005 Incepta started supply of its products to UNICEF. The first supplied product was Cotrimoxazole tablets and suspension.