‘Coffee with the CEOs’ invigorates young minds at BRAC University
Savar, 29 Ocotober 2016 - Socially responsible students can become leaders who themselves adopt the change they desire for the world, know that making mistakes is a part of learning and defend ideals while collaborating with others to generate new ideas, said distinguished CEOs and academics today while sharing experiences in classrooms and corporate environments.
The chief executive officers (CEO), also members of BRAC University's corporate advisory-board, and academics were adressing an interactive session of BRAC Business School (BBS) titled "Coffee with the CEOs" with the theme "Bangladesh: a country of opportunities for entrepreneurs and graduates" at the residential campus of BRAC University in Savar.
Some 200 people, mostly students of BBS, attended the daylong initiative, taken up as part of efforts to build strong relations in corporate-academia tie-ups and enlighten young minds in their first-year of tertiary education and instil in them a sense of belonging and responsibility for the nation.
Professor Rahim B. Talukdar Ph.D, Adviser, BBS, introduced the members of BRAC University's corporate advisory-board -- Ms. Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited and Mr. Stéphane Nordé, Managing Director of Nestle Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Stéphane Nordé said the important things to be a leader involve being positive and passionate, collaborating internally and externally and making a difference.
"Be the change you want to see in the world. You have to always choose the right partner to achieve your goals. The balance between work and life is also important. You have to make mistakes and learn from it," he said.
Ms. Rupali Chowdhury reminded that just ideas are not good enough as those have to be communicated and heard by others.
She talked about the basic human drivers such as tangible materials and fame, saying one has to find the suitable ones and work on lackings to achieve goals while bonding with people to get ideas, comprehending systems and mechanisms and defending existing ideals.
Dr. Mohammed Tareque Aziz, Associate Professor of Relationship Marketing & Retailing, BBS, welcomed the session, emphasising the importance of relating what is learned in the classrooms to real world scenarios. Professor Dr Salehuddin of BBS stressed on the necessity of students who are empathetic and socially responsible.