Golam Murshed, the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC, has been honoured with the Bangladesh C-Suite Awards for his outstanding contribution in the country’s corporate sector.
He got the award under the ‘Emerging CEO Of The Year’ category of the award, according to a press release.
Besides, Mohammad Firoj Alam, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC., also received award under the ‘CMO Of The Year’ category.
Bangladesh Brand Forum initiated the first-ever Bangladesh C-Suite Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Bangladeshi business executives.
The prestigious award was given in 16 distinguished categories to 16 top executives of Bangladesh during an event at Le Méridien Dhaka on Saturday. Over 350 business leaders, experts, and professionals attended the gala event and shared their ideas and experiences.
Professor Mohammad Abdul Momen, Director of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka, handed over the award with crest to Walton MD and CEO Golam Murshed.
Meanwhile, Beth Macdonald, Chief People Officer, Biocellion SPC, Leadership Trainer, Manila handed over the ‘CMO Of The Year’ crest and certificate to Firoj Alam.
Thanking the authorities for this prestigious award Golam Murshed said that it was an absolute honour for him to receive this award at the first-ever Bangladesh C-Suite Awards. He dedicated this award to all members of the Walton family.
He said, “I have been getting huge support from Walton’s board of directors and sincere love and affection from Walton family members throughout the last 12 years of my journey. This award will encourage us in the next course of actions in my life.”
Walton MD and CEO Golam Murshed receiving the ‘Emerging CEO Of The Year’ award at the Bangladesh C-Suite Awards-2022
Golam Murshed joined Walton as an assistant engineer in 2010 after completing his graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT).
He has been serving Walton in various important positions for the last 12 years. Murshed later shifted to the refrigerator production unit and was made the CEO of Walton Refrigerator in consideration of his merit and hard work.
After serving as the additional managing director (AMD) of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC., for a short time, he was appointed as the MD and CEO of the company on October 8 in 2020.
The press release says he has taken the mission of “Vision Go Global-2030” for Walton after taking the charges and Walton is now moving forward to become one of the top global brands in 2030 under his leadership.
On the other hand, Firoj Alam joined Walton as a senior executive in 2007. He has been serving and looking after Walton's marketing, branding, PR and communications and cricket branding in his 15 years of journey in the company. He is widely recognised as a charismatic brand marketer.
Other awardees of Bangladesh C-Suite Awards-2022 are: Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited’s Managing Director Rupali Haque Chowdhury (Excellence Award), Managing Director of British American Tobacco Shehzad Munim (MD Of The Year), Brac Enterprise’s Managing Director Tamar Hasan Abed (MD Of The Year), PRAN-RFL Group’s Chairman and CEO Ahsan Khan Chowdhury (Entrepreneur Of The Year), Mirpur Ceramic Workers Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Asif Arif Tabani (MD Of The Year), bKash Limited’s Chief Product and Technology Officer Azmal Huda (Technology Director Of The Year), Foodpanda Bangladesh Limited’s Managing Director and Co-founder Sayeda Ambareen Reza (MD Of The Year), Nagad Limited’s Chief Business Officer Sheikh Aminur Rahman (Business Director Of The Year), Banglalink Digital Communication’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer Taimur Rahman (Chief Corporate Affairs Officer), Nestle Bangladesh Limited’s Sales Director Sayed Iqbal Mahmud Hossain (Chief Sales Officer Of The Year), Grameenphone Limited’s Chief Digital Strategy Officer Solaiman Alam (Digital Director Of The Year), Grameenphone Limited’s Chief Human Resources Officer Sayed Tanvir Hossain (Human Resources Director Of The Year), Akij Building Materials’ Operation Director Mohammad Khurshed Alam (Operations Director Of The Year) and Unilever Bangladesh’s CFO and Finance Director Zahid Malita (Finance Director Of The Year).
Shariful Islam, founder and managing director of Bangladesh Brand Forum, said that Bangladesh C-Suite Awards will pursue the vision of developing the next transformative senior leaders for Bangladesh.
“The award is designed to recognise the C-level professionals who are performing exceedingly well and share their story, insight, journey and approach to the next generation leaders,” he said.