Chile’s honorary consul in Bangladesh to receive Gusi Peace Prize

DHAKA – The prestigious Gusi Peace Award will be accorded to Asif A. Chowdhury, a leading businessman and CEO of Chowdhury Group in the Philippines capital Manila on Tuesday.

Asif Chowdhury who is also the honorary consul of Chile in Bangladesh, has been nominated for the award for his contribution in the fields of social welfare through business.

The Manila-based Gusi Peace Foundation gives the award every year to persons with passionate commitment and achievements around the world for contribution to society through business and socially responsible activities. The Foundation recognizes individuals with extra-ordinary contribution worldwide in the fields of peace, human rights, scientific discoveries, academe, arts & literature, medicine, journalism, business, philanthropy and internationalism.

The Award was introduced in 2012 by the Foundation to honor 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.