Dhaka, March 31, 2008 -
Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited awarded the National Export
Trophy - Gold for the years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.
On the 31st of March, 2008 the Export Promotion Bureau, the
national export promotion wing of the Government of the
People’s Republic of Bangladesh, awarded Novartis
(Bangladesh) Limited with the National Export Trophy – Gold
for the years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. For Novartis
(Bangladesh) Limited this was a phenomenal feat on the eve
of its 35th anniversary in the Bangladeshi market.
With 35 years of success and achievements that have been
recognized and highlighted by various external institutions,
today Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited has been recognized as
the highest exporter of Pharmaceutical products in the
country and this is a matter of pride and realization that
our past decisions and actions have been the right ones and
we have achieved a great feat for which we, not just
Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited but Novartis as a whole should
rejoice as this is a testament to our success and efficiency
in strategically approaching and implementing our various
business plans and programs in the Health Care business and
evolving into the business might we are today. This also
gives us the opportunity to strengthen our humble and simple
plight to serve pour patients with care to be able to cure
them while being empathetic, innovative and scientific.
Often, amongst the general people of Bangladesh we get to
hear the distressed comments about our failure to develop.
We say look, today Bangladesh is not just a country that
exports ready made garment and other non technical jute
products or food items but we are also a major exporter of
highly technical and advanced and qualitative products such
As the first EU GMP certified pharmaceutical production
facility, Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited thoroughly knows the
challenges and obstacles to such a competitive and regulated
business. We have maintained our exports in the industry in
a sustainable manner and have been the leading exporter in
the country since 1996. With export figures that vastly
outclasses our competitors, it is just and a welcome relief
that our hard work and passion for excellence has brought us
this esteemed recognition.
At the National Export Trophy Award ceremony held at the
Osmani Memorial Hall in the capital, two trophies were
received by the Country President and Head of Sandoz, Mr.
Ashfaque ur Rahman for the years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.
With recent coverage in the news papers regarding the
importance of the pharmaceuticals sector and the staggering
47% growth in the face of economic uncertainty and a global
recession, we are pound to have posted the highest export
figures in 2007, beating closest competitor by more than 5.5
times. This is a testament to our solidarity and sincerity
and the fact that with our strong team we will be able to
take such strides on a sustainable manner in the future.