Dhaka, Nov 7 (UNB)- Country’s one of the leading electronics and electrical appliances manufacturers ‘Marcel’ posted 41 percent sales growth in the period of January to October of this year.
The local brand also set target of registering 82 percent sales growth in the next year and to meet the target, Marcel has been undertaking massive initiatives.
Marcel’s Director SM Ashraful Alam came up with the remarks in a day-long conference - ‘Meet the New Distributors 2018,’ at its corporate office in the capital on recently.
More than 150 new distributors of the local brand took part in the day-long conference and shared their views and ideas on initiating timely and fruitful marketing strategies.
Marcel’s another Director, SM Mahbubul Alam inaugurated the conference as the chief guest while the company’s Vice-Chairman SM Nurul Alam Rezvi and other Directors SM Ashraful Alam, SM Monjurul Alam, Zakia Sultana, Tahmina Afrose Tanna and Raisa Sigma Hima were present as special guests. Country’s renowned film actor Amin Khan moderated the function.
Dhaka, Nov 4 (UNB)- The Business Development Conference of Jashore Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was held at its Jashore Zonal office recently.
Md Mahbubul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank addressed the program as chief guest while Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director was present as special guest, said a press release issued on Sunday.
Presided over by Mizanur Rahman, Senior Vice President and Head of Jashore Zone of the Bank, the heads of 22 branches under Jashore Zone along with officials attended the conference.
Dhaka, Nov 5 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) recently held a seminar on ‘Roadmap for Development’ at Bangabandhu Conference Hall of World Trade Center in Chattogram.
Professor Dr. Md Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation presented a paper titled `Roadmap for Development: Promoting Sustainable Growth of Bangladesh – Agenda: Chittagong’ in the seminar.
Leaders, businessperson, industrialists, port users, academicians, bankers and media personalities attended the seminar where professor Dr. Md Salim Uddin exhibited the total development activities and its impact on Bangladesh economy by comparing the present 2018 with 2009.
Dr. Md Salim strongly suggested to improve the development of strong connectivity and network internationally, nationally, internally and intranet connectivity with Chattagram.
He stressed on international connectivity specially with South Asia and South East Asia by air, road, rail and sea, national connectivity specially with Dhaka by eight lane highway, expressway and high speed rail, internal connectivity specially with Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Saint Martins, Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari by four lane highway, Intra Road Connectivity within the districts of Cumilla, Feni, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Bandarban, Saint Martins, and Cox’s Bazar.
Dhaka, Nov 5 (UNB) - Axiata Group Berhad has appointed its interim Chairman Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid as the company Chairman.
He has also been serving as the Chairman of Robi Axiata Limited since 2009.
Tan Sri Ghazzali is a long serving member of Axiata Board of Directors, having been appointed into the role in March 2008. He assumed the role of interim Chairman in August 2018 following the resignation of Axiata’s former Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Wira Azman Hj. Mokhtar.
As part of the transformation over the last two years, the Axiata Board has made and will continue to make further changes to refresh and strengthen the Board with the right mix of skills, expertise and diversity in the areas of operations, international business, finance, technology and human capital.
In 2017 and 2018 alone, as part of the plan and in a phased-in approach, new Board members have been appointed and some have retired.
Given all the changes and responding to the dynamic, fast-moving global digital business environment, Tan Sri Ghazzali’s appointment as Chairman, being the most senior and experienced member, ensures a smooth succession and transition to the Board as it embraces all the new changes in the Board, business and organisation.
As a notable and highly respected retired Malaysian diplomat with almost 40 years in the diplomatic services, Tan Sri Ghazzali is well-recognised for his unrelenting dedication in ensuring the highest levels of governance, process excellence and transparency.
In welcoming his appointment on behalf of all the board members and management, Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata said, “Since taking over the mantle of leadership of the Axiata Board, Tan Sri Ghazzali has demonstrated the highest standards of commitment and professional rigour in his role as interim Chairman.
As a pioneer member of the Board since 2008, the Group has consistently benefited from Tan Sri Ghazzali’s broad corporate and international experience that has led to the rapid growth and expansion of Axiata across the region to what it is today, one of Asia’s leading telecommunications groups.”
“Many of us who have had the privilege and honour of working with Tan Sri Ghazzali are delighted to have him continue to lead the Axiata Board as our Chairman and look forward to his stewardship, valuable guidance and insights as Axiata embarks on its journey to become the New Generation Digital company”.
Tan Sri Ghazzali said, “I welcome the opportunity to further contribute to Axiata’s exciting future as the Group takes on new challenges in the region, particularly in leading the digital transformation of economies and in strengthening our resilience and competitive edge as long-term and committed investors in our markets.”
Tan Sri Ghazzali’s role as the Senior Independent Director of Axiata will be replaced by Mr David Lau Nai Pek, who is also the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Management Committee.
Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB)- Local electronics and electrical appliances manufacturer Marcel has brought nearly 50 various sorts of home appliances over the winter season.
To meet the target, Marcel undertook some timely initiative like showcasing huge number of models of home appliances, introducing new models, creating sufficient stocks in the outlets, bringing diversity in the product’s design, reshaping marketing strategies etc.
Centering this winter, the local brand has brought 19 models of rice cooker, 6 models of pressure cooker, 4 models of electric kettle and iron, 3 models of microwave oven and room heater, 8 models of blender, one model of energy efficient induction cooker.
Among these, Marcel newly released one model of microwave oven and blender.
Besides, there are two models of electric kettle and microwave oven in the upcoming list of the local brand’s home appliances.
Marcel officials said that the customers’ reliance on Marcel products is increasing every year. This year, the sales of Marcel home appliances have been increased by more than 30 percent in the period of January to September period compared to the sales of the same period of the previous year.
Marketing executives of home and electrical appliances division of Marcel said, they experienced higher demands of their produced induction cooker and room heater during the last year’s winter season.
Dr Md Shakhawat Hossen, head of sales of Marcel, said, sales of their home appliances during the last of couple of winters were quite satisfactory. This year, he said, they set a target of grabbing a remarkable portion of the local demands of the home appliances during winter.
To this extent, he said that they completed all of their preparation before the advent of winter.
Along with the home appliances, Marcel is manufacturing and marketing world-class frost and non-frost refrigerators, freezers, LED televisions, air conditioners, generators, electric fans, electric switch-sockets, acid led rechargeable batteries, air coolers, kitchen cookware, gas stoves, rechargeable lamps and torches, stabilizers and protectors, water purifiers etc.
Mentionable, Marcel is providing swift and after sales services to the users through its ISO standard service management system, where around 2,500 engineers and technicians were employed.