Private sector entrepreneurs in Bangladesh have been successfully increasing production and creating new employment opportunities despite facing numerous limitations and adversities, according to Mr. Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, Chairman and CEO of PRAN-RFL Group. He shared his insights as the keynote speaker of the 'Industry-Academia Lecture Series on Essential Qualities of an Entrepreneur to meet the Challenges of Fourth Industrial Revolution,' organized by the Industrial Innovation Center (IIC) of DIU at the International Conference Hall of Daffodil Smart City in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Network Bangladesh.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of the Daffodil Family and Managing Director of GEN Bangladesh, presided over the Industry-Academia lecture session. The organizers believe that the Industry-Academia Lecture series helps students to understand the entrepreneurial journey and makes them more resilient. It also helps to reduce the gap between industry and academia. Both IIC and GEN Bangladesh organize lecture sessions with prominent industrialists and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
The event aimed to educate students on the essential qualities of successful entrepreneurship in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As one of Bangladesh's most successful private sector entrepreneurs, Mr. Ahsan Khan Chowdhury shared his insights on the topic and highlighted the private sector's successes in the country, despite facing numerous challenges.
The Industry-Academia Lecture Series on Essential Qualities of an Entrepreneur is just one of the initiatives aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and strengthening the country's economy. By bridging the gap between industry and academia and providing students with real-world insights, Bangladesh is creating a more robust and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, which will contribute to the country's growth and development.