Dr. Monwara Hakim Ali CIP
Monwara Hakim Ali is a dynamic and result-oriented leader. Her keen interest in the development of Women Entrepreneurship and Equality for Women in the workforce has led to her success in business, community and society at large. As a pioneering business and socially active women of Bangladesh since the late 1970s, she has successfully founded and spear-headed businesses and women-based institutions and organizations.
She has traveled many countries with the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh as a member of her entourage.
Born in Chittagong, she graduated in Hospitality Management from City of London College, U.K. and completed the prestigious NDC Fellowship – Capstone Course from National Defense College (NDC), Bangladesh.
Mrs. Ali was the First-ever elected women to the position of First Vice President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI)
She Established International Women SME Expo Bangladesh and First Butterfly Park in Bangladesh.
She Organized and led Bangladesh’s first-ever participation in Miss World Contest in Sun City, South Africa, 1994. Mrs. Ali is the Founder of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CWCCI), Chittagong Women Entrepreneurs Association and Women Cooperative Society Ltd.
She has established Drug Rehabilitation & Treatment Centers, Educational and Vocational Training Institutes in Chittagong.
Mrs. Ali is the Chairman of Genetica Bd. Ltd. Vice Chairman Intraco Group and also one of the owner of the pioneer family-owned Four Star Hotel Agrabad, in
Chittagong. Under the umbrella of her family business, she has successfully diversified the business into various sectors like Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Tourism & hospitality, Medicine, Food and Beverage, Agri-Business and Organic Fertilizer.
Currently, she is holding distinguished positions in a number of Government and Non-Govt. organizations: Director, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce Industry (FBCCI), Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd., Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd., Coal Power Generation Co. Ltd., SME Foundation (SMEF), Bangladesh Federation for Tourism Development (BFTD) and Ansar VDP Unnayan Bank. She is also EC Member – SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Member, Governing Body Bangladesh Tourism Board and Regional Advisory Board of Asian University for Women (AUW), National Consumer Right Protection Committee, Ministry of Commerce Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. President, Anti-Corruption Prevention Committee of Greater Chittagong.
She was also the Former, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Chittagong, Managing Director of Hotel Hawai Ltd. President of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CWCCI) and Chittagong Women Entrepreneurs Association, Vice-President SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
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 also 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.