Chowdhury Group Chief Executive and CEO Asif A Chowdhury received the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize in Manila.
The Gusi Peace Foundation cited the passionate commitment and achievements of Asif Chowdhury in contributing to society through business and socially responsible activities, according to a press release.
The Gusi Peace Prize International of Manila rewards individuals with extraordinary contributions in the fields of peace, human rights, scientific discoveries, academia, arts and literature, medicine, journalism, philanthropy and internationalism.
The Prize was introduced in 2002 by the Foundation to honor those who have contributed to peace and human dignity around the world.
The Foundation was founded by Gemeniano Javier Gusiqui was a veteran during the Second World War and later involved in Philippine politics and gained popularity as a human rights defender.
Earlier, three Bangladeshis received the award.
They are the leader of social thought Abul Hasan Nouman in 2013, the former governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr. Atiur Rahman in 2014, and the media personality and director of Channel I Shykh Seraj in 2015 for their remarkable contributions in their respective fields.
The Gusi International Peace Program 2017 took place from 19 to 23 November.