Monowara Hakim Ali
President, Chittagong Women Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
Monowara Hakim Ali, is a successful leading woman entrepreneur in Bangladesh, Born in Chittagong, graduated from City of London College, U.K. in Hospitality Management. She is a NDC Fellow: completed prestigious Capstone Course from National Defense College Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was the former Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Chittagong and the first elected women as First Vice President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) as a Woman to achieve this honor in the history of FBCCI. She was also the former Vice President of SAARC Chamber of commerce & Industry and Director of SME Foundation (SMEF), Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Electric General Company Bangladesh Ltd (EGCBL). Mrs. Ali is the Founder of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CWCCI), Chittagong Women Entrepreneurs Association, International Women SME Expo Bangladesh and Women Cooperative Society Ltd. Chairman, Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development (BFTD) and Editor Tourism International. She is the Chairman and founder of Genetica Bd. Ltd. and First Eco-friendly Butterfly Park in Bangladesh. Vice Chairman Intraco Group. Under the umbrella of her family business, she has successfully diversified the business into various sectors like commodities, power, energy, renewable energy, real estate, tourism & hospitality, Medicine, Food and Beverage, Agri-business and Organic Fertilizer. She is also one of the owner of the pioneer family owned renowned Four Star hotel, in Chittagong, Hotel Agrabad.
Currently, she is holding distinguished positions in a number of Government and Non-Govt. Organizations, Chairman-Anti-Corruption Prevention Committee of Greater Chittagong. Member: Regional Advisory Board of Asian University for Women (AUW), Member-Governing Body Bangladesh Tourism Board & SEACO Foundation, Member, Review Panel-4, Planning Ministry (IME Division), Member, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Director Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd., Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTCL), Coal Power Generation Co. Ltd., EC Member Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI),
She is a life member of many social organizations. Mrs. Ali has worked extensively on economic empowerment and entrepreneurship development of women in Bangladesh. She has participated many national and international conference, seminar and symposium as a speaker. She Organized and led Bangladesh’s first-ever participation in Miss World Contest in Sun City, South Africa, 1994.
She has established Drug Rehabilitation & Treatment Centers, Educational and Vocational Training Institutes in Chittagong.
As a successful leader in business, community and society at large, she has been coveted with a number of national and international awards and Gold Medals from prestigious organizations., like: TIAW Award, IWEC Award, UNESCO Award, Daily Star – “HSBC GREEN Award” Helen Keller Award, Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award, Begum Rokeya Nari Kontho Shining Personality Award, Moulana Bhasani NationalAward, Business Express Award, Ananya Top Ten Award, Kazi Nazrul Islam Gold Medal, Journalist Syed Abdul Khahhar Gold Medal, Chandrabati Gold Medal, Mother Teresa Gold Medal, Sufi Motahar Hossain Gold Medal, Mowlana Mohammed Moniruzzaman Islamabadi Gold Medal and Atish Dipankar Gold Medal. She is the author of two reader-worthy books-“Awareness & Prevention of Drug Abuse” and “Way to a Successful Career.” She is happily married and blessed with two sons and one daughter.