bKash has been honored as the best financial institution of the year 2021 for its contribution to the country’s financial inclusion. bKash wins the “Best Financial Institution of the Year” award as the country’s top MFS provider in the prestigious “DHL-The Daily Star – Bangladesh Business Award”, reads a press release.
Planning Minister MA Mannan presented the award to Kamal Quadir, Founder and CEO of bKash at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel on Friday evening. RS Subramanian, Senior Vice President (South Asia), DHL Express; Md Miarul Haque, Managing Director of DHL Express Bangladesh; Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of the Daily Star, among others, was present on the occasion.
DHL Express and The Daily Star jointly reward the best companies and entrepreneurs for their contribution to the overall economic development of the country since 2000.
Kamal Quadir, Founder and CEO of bKash, said, “After 50 years of independence, Bangladesh is taking a giant leap towards prosperity with inclusive growth. Maintaining this pace, in just over a decade, bKash has worked tirelessly to bring in the unbanked and underbanked. people in the formal financial sector under Bangladesh Bank regulations from the very beginning, which reflected the vision of the government. Recognition from DHL-The Daily Star is a validation of MFS’ supplier’s unwavering journey. It hasn’t been a sprint, but a marathon with corporate discipline, compliant practices, and a customer-centric focus. We will continue to try to contribute to Bangladesh’s unstoppable march towards a cashless ecosystem and transformative financial inclusion.
bKash has been awarded as the best brand in the country for three consecutive years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 through consumer surveys conducted by the Bangladesh Brand Forum. bKash was also ranked number one “Employer of Choice” among multinational and local organizations across all industries for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, by Nielsen’s Campus Track Survey.
It was also ranked 23rd in Fortune magazine’s annual “Changing the World 2017” list of the top 50 companies around the world to effect social issue-based change.