With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or in the face of rapidly changing global scenario or to respond to the looming economic meltdown, the corporate houses continually look for the executives possessing leadership attributes, that can help them to put up with the pervasiveness of the changes.
The B-Schools around the world thus hone their curriculum to foster the intellectual nimbleness, social dexterity, learning agility, business acumen thereby to grow 360-degree leadership among their students. The academia-industry collaboration is believed to play a vital role in acquainting the students with the down-to-earth experience of the corporate world, as such, it is now highly emphasized and embedded in the academic programs of the advanced business schools.
The CIU Business School, with this end in view, has been organizing “The Corporate Talk”- a signature event of the School, since 2016. A large number of renowned industrialists and corporate leaders of the country have participated so far in the series as the keynote speakers. The event has gained widely the popularity and the applause from across the cohort learners, the stakeholders as well as the corporate houses of Bangladesh.
The 1st ever Corporate Talk was held on September 29, 2016 at CIU in association with Royal Cement Ltd., one of the leading cement producers of the country. Titled “CIU-Royal Cement Corporate Talk”, the episode was graced by eminent industrialist Mr. Aamier Alihussain, Managing Director of BSRM Group of Companies.
The succeeding episode of the series, titled “CIU-Royal Cement Corporate Talk”, was held on November 12, 2016, where the philanthropist industrialist and entrepreneur Sufi Mohamed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman of PHP Family was present as the key speaker.
The 3rd episode of the series titled “CIU-Royal Cement Corporate Talk”, was held on January 21, 2017 at CIU Auditorium. The Corporate Affairs Director of Nestle Bangladesh Ltd. , Mr. Naquib Khan, remained present as the key speaker and put his voice.
The 4th episode of the series was graced by Mr. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director, and CEO of Robi Axiata Ltd.- the Robi's first homegrown CEO. Titling “CIU-Robi Axiata Ltd. Corporate Talk”, the episode was held on March 8, 2017.
The 5th round of the series was held on July 5, 2017 under the auspices of CIU Intrinsic Finance Club- a student oriented club under Dept. of Finance and Economics of CIU Business School. Rotary Club of Chittagong Mid City was the strategic partner in this episode. However, it was addressed by Mr. Kayesh Chowdhury, Executive Vice President, Area Head of Chittagong- Corporate, The City Bank Limited as the keynote speaker while Professor Shahedur Rahman, Dept. of Accounting, Finance and MIS, Praireview A&M University. USA was present as the Special Guest in it.
The 6th episode of the Corporate Talk series was held on September 18, 2018 at CIU Auditorium. It was graced by one of the leading entrepreneurs of the country, Mr. Nader Khan, Managing Director, Pedrollo NK Limited, as well as Hon’ble CIU Trustee, as the keynote speaker.
The 7th Corporate Talk was held on March 5, 2019 addressed by Mr. Syed Mohammed Tanvir, Director, Pacific Jeans Group as well as a promising young entrepreneur of Ready-made Garment (RMG) sector.
The 8th Corporate Talk titled “Voice of an Insurer” was held on October 16, 2019, attended by Ms. Farzanah Chowdhury, Chartered Insurer, and Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, as the keynote speaker in it.