CEOs unite to foster inclusive, accessible employment opportunities


Business Desk :
To commemorate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN) and the CSR Centre, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, organized the CEO Forum titled “Build the Nation through Accessible & Inclusive Employment Opportunities” on December 4, 2023, at the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Office, Police Plaza Concord.

The event aimed to catalyze dialogue among corporate leaders to create an enabling environment for persons with disabilities and drive positive change towards a more inclusive society, reports UNB.


The CEO Forum, a testament to the commitment to the principle of “leave no one behind,” focused on making companies welcoming to all through the accessibility of different types of infrastructure within society at large.

Distinguished attendees included Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints; Monsur Ahmed Chowdhury, Trustee of BBDN; Dr. Md. Mafizur Rahman, Managing Director of SME Foundation; Shamarukh Fakhruddin, Director of Urmi Group; Tahsinah Ahmed, Executive Director of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC); Constantinos S. Gavriel, General Manager at Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts – Marriott International; Karin Jongman, Hotel Manager at Le Meridien Dhaka; Samia Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer of MTB Foundation; Tushar Tripathi, CEO of Envoy Textiles; Sohel Tanvir Khan, Business Director of ACI Logistics Ltd (Shwapno); Akik Ahmed, Manager Green Delta Insurance Limited, according to a media release.