LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 2019
Syed Manzur Elahi
Mr. Syed Manzur 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. Mr. Elahi is the Chairman of Apex Group, a leading business conglomerate in Bangladesh, and has won various awards for his contributions to trade and industry including “Business Executive of the Year 2000” from the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Bangladesh and “Business Person of the Year 2002” award, sponsored by the Daily Star and DHL Worldwide Express.
Besides being an eminent industrialist, he was also appointed Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, twice (1996 & 2001), for his leadership qualities, professionalism and non-partisanship.
Mr. Elahi holds an M.A. (Econ.) from the University of Dhaka. Mr. Elahi is currently the Chairman of numerous companies within the telecoms, pharma, clothing, finance and other key industry sectors
Previously, Mr. Elahi has served as Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB), Chairman of Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL), Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC), Director on the Boards of Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank and Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Director of the Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh, President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI), President, Bangladesh Employers Association (BEA), President of the Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) and Honorary Consul for Belgium in Bangladesh.