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Quick Chat With Leaders – Part 2

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The Changemaker: Md. Touhiduzzaman

Md. Touhiduzzaman

Managing Director
Bangladesh Blade Factory Ltd.

The greatest achievement of your life as of now

The best achievement of my life was to be able to bring PIL to where it is today by surviving in a highly competitive market and making consistent profit.

How do you define patriotism?

Patriotism is the fulfillment of one’s responsibilities towards the state with transparency, honesty, efficiency, and sincerity.

The greatest philosopher in your view

Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) is the greatest philosopher forever in my view.

Meaning of “Success” to you

I think success is the ability to excel in any endeavor.

Your favorite car

At this moment, the Mitsubishi Pajero sport (QX) jeep is my favorite car.

Name the most influential books you have read

The holy Quran-ul-Karim.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I had a dream of becoming an engineer.

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Parent’s blessings.

Your greatest fear

I am very afraid of revenge and gossip.

Favorite Poet and Litterateur

Kazi Nazrul Islam & William Shakespeare

What motivates you?

Bangabandhu’s patriotism.

The most admirable personalities from recent times

Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

How do you want people to remember you after death?

Let people remember my deeds after my death and not me.

You in only three words

Very Simple Man.

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A.R.M. Shahidul Haque Apu

Director
Renaissance Group
Chairman
ANYVAS
Advisor
The InCAP

What motivates you?

When I see the smiley face of our workers, that motivates me the most.

The greatest achievement of your life.

Creation of jobs for people.

Meaning of “Success” to you

Mental satisfaction.

Name the most influential books you read.

1. Lalon Samagro

2. Sanchayita By Rabindranath Tagore

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Businessman.

The best gift you ever received

My two children. They’re priceless gifts to me.

Your greatest fear

Examination.

Favorite holiday places

I love Nature the most. In this regard, Sylhet is my first favorite place to roam about. I also love the sea. To quench that thirst sometimes I visit Cox’s Bazar.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

My grandfather always said that it’s much more enjoyable to give someone something than to take something from them.

Hobby

1. Gardening. I love Bonsai the most.

2. I love beauty.

3. Shopping. When I get upset, I walk out of my place and go out for shopping.

One hidden habit of yours that you want to let everyone know.

I don’t have any hidden habit now. But I would love to drink condensed milk in my childhood days — that time I wished that I would buy a container of condensed milk every day when I will be a rich man.

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Md. Shahriar Alam (Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh)

The most admirable personalities from recent times

1. M. Naimul Basher Chowdhury

Managing Director, Renaissance Group.

2. Shwapna Bhowmick

Country Head, Marks and Spencer

Bangladesh SO.

3. Md. Arfan Ali

President & Managing Director

Bank Asia.

How do you define patriotism?

To me, patriotism is to follow all the laws of the country and love the people of the country. That’s it.

The three things that you cannot live without

My work, trees, and music.

Describe yourself in three words

Hard-working, Honest, and Hospitable.

How do you want people to remember you?

I don’t have any expectation from people. I will be happy if people whisper that the man was a good man.

The greatest philosopher in your view

I love people. 

I’m fascinated by my surroundings.

I can feel my strong attachment to nature.

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Tanvir A. Mishuk

Founder & Managing Director
Nagad

The greatest achievement of your life as of now 

Making my father proud, who was a freedom fighter. Sometimes I look at him and feel content that I did not let his efforts go to waste.

How do you define patriotism? 

Doing what you do but always asking – “How does this act give back to my country and its people?”

The greatest philosopher in your view 

The father of our nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he instilled the philosophy in me that no matter how difficult the situation is, you must fight for your rights.

Meaning of “Success” to you 

Not what others think of you, but what YOU think of yourself.

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Since I’ve founded a fintech company, my look up to the person who enabled the ecosystem for it – Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Information and Communication Technology affairs advisor of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for. 

Name the most influential books you have read

Oshomapto Attojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs) by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. One of my greatest regrets is that I could not meet him.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I dreamt of being a Captain of a ship, interestingly at present my work is somewhat similar in metaphorical sense.

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My dear son.

Your greatest fear 

One day we’ll wake up and there will be no internet

Favorite Poet and Author 

The national poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam

What motivates you? 

Constantly challenging the status quo 

Hobby 

Travelling and learning about different cultures

Your favorite holiday destination

Singapore

Best piece of advice you’ve received 

My icon Sajeeb Wazed Joy once said, “Find new technologies – don’t imitate, rather innovate.” 

You in only three words 

Innovator, Empathetic, Foodie 

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Shwapna Bhowmick

Head of Country
Marks & Spencer

The greatest achievement of your life as of now

Making Bangladesh the biggest sourcing country for M&S.

How do you define patriotism?  

Doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching you. 

The greatest philosopher, in your view

Friedrich Nietzsche

Meaning of “Success” to you

Seeing success in your eyes rather than somebody else’s eyes.

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I really can’t say one person because there are many. 

Name the most influential books you have read.

Shonchoyita, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, The Alchemist

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I always wanted to be the best version of myself.

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Having a wonderful family 

Your greatest fear 

I think I am fearless 

Favorite Poet and Author

Rabindranath Tagore

What motivates you?  

Doing good for people

Hobby

Traveling

Your favorite holiday destination

Europe

Best piece of advice you’ve received 

Be sponge & learn as much as you can 

You, in only three words

Passionate, enthusiastic, Perceptive as far as I recall

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Rony Riad Rashid
Managing Director & CEO
RCUBE Technologies Limited

What motivates you?

When someone says “It can’t be done”.

Name the most influential book you read?

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Santiago is a literary friend whom I talk to in my dreams sometimes.

Meaning of “Corporate Success” to you

Addiction to completing almost impossible tasks under almost impossible circumstances.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Firstly; to own the biggest candy shop in the world. Then; to be a Train Driver with many buggies, then out of infancy, to be a Combat warrior, even later a Pilot. But the thing is; I still want to be all those people and do all those things. I just don’t know what to do! (He smiles and sighs sarcastically)

The best gift you ever received

Materially: A brand new cruiser motorcycle on my Birthday.

Ideologically: When my previous colleagues honor me.

Your greatest fear

Materially: Ghosts.

Ideologically: To let someone down as a result of my actions.

Favorite holiday places

Adelaide, Australia. I would like to live there one day.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Well… There are quite a few; which are all important to me. Let me tell you one that echoes in my ear frequently. My father once told me “Son if you ever purchase anything for me even a gift; make sure it purchased with the money earned from hard-days honest labor“. Overwhelming isn’t it? Till now It serves as a reminder to me of my identity and my family values.

Hobby

Guitar, Daydreaming, Being Lazy.

One habit of yours that you want to let everyone know.

I am a big dreamer.

Your hero?

My Father.

Any other admirable personalities from recent times?

Yes, a Movie Actress of recent times has been quite an inspiration, I would have to get back to you on her name.

The one true love of your life?

My Mother. I am blind about her, so I cannot finish it in one line. She is my partner in crime. In the short run she’s a bit impulsive, but in the long run, she is the most patient person on earth. Our family has been through many extreme thick and thins if you know what I mean. A lot more than any family goes through on average that’s for sure. I very firmly believe that without her passionate personal sacrifices and stern endurance this family would have perished.  My Love and affection towards her are above anyone in this world and then some. She is the glue that holds my family together. I am entirely prejudiced towards my mother because she is right without exception all the time. This is a proven fact.

What is patriotism to you?

Doing my part consciously, avoiding the bad and embracing the good.

What are the three things that you absolutely cannot live without?

Beef, Music, Laughter.

Describe yourself in three words

Curious, Compassionate, Courageous.

How do you want people to remember you?

The fool who never gave up.

Describe a material dream and why?

Having a beachfront house someday. The sea somehow always calms me down. 

Your life’s philosophy

How deep is the rabbit hole?

Greatest achievement

Never compromising my self-respect and values for anyone, at any cost.

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Iqbal Bahar Zahid

Director & CEO, Optimax Communication Ltd.
Managing Director of Utv Live.tv

What motivates you? 

Work for the youths & what I dream I do achieve. 

The greatest achievement of your life

“Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo”, My Family, My three Brainchild – OptiMax, Aladin & Utv.

Meaning of “Success” to you

Proper Education, Good Health, Happiness, Adequate Wealth & be a Good Human being.

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My Father

Name the most influential books you read

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The High-performance Entrepreneur

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Engineer

The best gift you ever received

My Wife 

Your greatest fear

No fear

Favorite Poet and Litterateur

Shamsur Rahman & Humayun Ahmed

Greatest Philosopher in Your View

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Favorite holiday places

Cox’s Bazar

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Don’t give up

Hobby

Traveling, Writing & Listening Music

One hidden habit of yours that you want to let everyone know.

45 minutes walking every & I send birthday wish to all my facebook friends daily

The most admirable personalities from recent times

Amitabh Bachchan

 How do you define patriotism?

“Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo” platform & if we do our own job properly & effectively without harm to anyone is patriotism.

The three things that you cannot live without

Oxygen, Food & My Child

Describe yourself in three words

An Entrepreneur, Public Speaker & A Good Human Being.

How do you want people to remember you?

Through my Social Work for “Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo”

Your life’s philosophy

Simple living, Great Thinking & Actions

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Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee

Director of BGMEA
Director of Envoy Group
Chairman of Oishee Accessories Ltd.

The greatest achievement of your life as of now

Being the youngest BGMEA director of course. Election after 8 years wasn’t the easiest and it surely did give a good competition to even the best candidates, whereas I was simply a newcomer in the organization

How do you define patriotism?

Patriotism for me means reflecting your nation’s achievements and positives, to the world. Be it from your contribution or others, your nation deserves that from you, it gave us identity and it gave us the freedom we today enjoy. 

The greatest philosopher in your view

Aristotle – knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom – always mesmerized by the way he used to see life . Also “Hope is a waking dream.” 

Meaning of “Success” to you

Success for me is about being content in both fields – work and family

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My Father 

Name the most influential books you have read

Bangabandhu’r Attojiboni 

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Pilot – the wish to fly high

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My daughter – Asmara 

Your greatest fear

Disappointing my parents

Favorite Poet and Litterateur

Rabindranath Tagore (poet) and Shakespeare (Litterateur)

What motivates you?

Appreciation motivates me greatly

The most admirable personalities from recent times

I admire Our HPM Sheikh Hasina – a true female who took BD to heights it never expected. I appreciate Amal Clooney, Mamata Banarjee, Justin Trudeau, Kamal hossain, etc. 

How do you want people to remember you after death?

As the girl who never took a back seat when it came to fighting for her rights and that of other females 

Disclose one of your prayers

I want my parents to one day say, they have raised a remarkable daughter. 

You in only three words

Filled with imperfections

Mirza Rakib Hasan Shovon

Co-founder & CEO
ANYVAS Marketplace
Managing Director
AristoTex Garments International

The greatest achievement of your life as of now

Through work, I’m conveying my philosophy to the people.

How do you define patriotism?

Love people unconditionally, and ignore boundaries.

The greatest philosopher in your view

Socrates

Meaning of “Success” to you

To live in peace together.

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Ratan Naval Tata

Name the most influential books you have read

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • The Republic
  • Kalbela

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Owner of a museum!

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

A Bracelet

Your greatest fear

Sudden illness

Favorite Poet and Author

Rabindranath Tagore

Yuval Noah Harari

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

What motivates you?

Crisis moments

How do you want to be remembered?

A man who never gives up!

Your favorite holiday destination

Bandarban

Best piece of advice you’ve received

Create at least three individuals like you before you die!

You in only three words 

Veridical, Risk-taker, Enthusiastic

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