DHAKA – Chile’s Honorary Consul in Bangladesh Asif A. Chowdhury, who is also CEO of a leading business house Chowdhury Group, 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 Dhaka late last month by Mr. 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.
Chowdhury has been playing a dominant role in catalyzing efforts to further 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 extraordinary contribution worldwide in the fields of peace, human rights, scientific discoveries, academe, arts and literature, medicine, journalism, business, philanthropy and internationalism.
The Award was introduced in 2002 by the Foundation to honor those for contributing to peace and human dignity across the world. The Foundation was founded by Gemeniano Javier Gusi who 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 Mr. Abul Hasan Nouman in 2013; former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman in 2014; and media personality and Director of Channel I Mr. Shykh Seraj in 2015 for remarkable contributions in their respective fields.
Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President of U.S.; Princess Nasreen of Iraq; Dr. Ron Howard of U.K.; Dr. Fernando Cardoso of Brazil; and Mr. Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico are among the nominees of this year’s Gusi Peace Prize International in different categories.