The certificate awarding ceremony of Batch 3 of Advanced Certificate in Business Administration (ACBA)- a joint offering by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, and the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), was held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka on Friday, May 16,2014. The Honourable Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Mr. C. Ramakrishna, Executive Director, AMDISA graced the occasion as the Special Guest and represented AMDISA president on the occasion. The Director of Dhaka IBA Professor Iqbal Ahmad presided over the ceremony. Dr. Md. Mohiuddin, Co-ordinator ACBA & Chairperson, Management Development Program (MDP), IBA also spoke on the occasion.
Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique encouraged the participants to always pursue knowledge and said that, to be truly successful, one must observe, analyse and learn from past mistakes as well as connect with future possibilities. He highlighted the importance of such programs in managerial capacity building in this region. Mr. C. Ramakrishna applauded the initiative taken by Dhaka IBA. He also urged to involve more corporate participants from other South Asian countries to this program. Professor Iqbal Ahmad acknowledged the supports from the University of Dhaka and AMDISA for running this program. He said that this innovative program gives a unique opportunity to the participants from diverse background to learn from not only the course materials but also from each other’s experiences. He also congratulated the coordinator of ACBA for designing this innovative course and running it efficiently. The program started with a welcome speech delivered by Dr. Md. Mohiuddin. Welcoming the guests to the ceremony, he presented various aspects of the program and emphasised on the motto of ACBA program. He also remarked that ACBA initiative was to give a platform for the talented business executives to improve, learn and proceed to the greatest height of success. Ms. Sutapa Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, IBA delivered the closing remarks and vote of thanks. She urged the participants to continue to show the zeal and integrity they have shown at IBA.
Friends and family members of the participants were present there to celebrate the success of the participants. Deans of different faculties of Dhaka University, members of IBA Board of Governors, Faculty members of IBA, and important corporate personalities were also present at the ceremony. The certificate awarding ceremony was followed by a dinner.
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