British-Bangladeshi Power 100 unveiled→ Staff Correspondent British Bangladeshi Power 100, a list of hundred most influential Bangladeshis in the United Kingdom for 2013, was published Tuesday.
The list includes the hard-working 100 Bangladeshis in Britain who helped shape the UK for better with their ideas, example, talent and success, says the website (www.bbpower100.com) of the coordinator of the list. The names of 100 successful British-Bangladeshis were announced at the Commonwealth Room in the House of Commons, Westminster.
The personalities were chosen from 20 different categories, including politics, entrepreneur, brand, policy/civil service, legal, academic/think tanker, medical, media, culture, restaurateur, professional, networks and associations, sport, religious figure and community organisation.
Those toping the categories include Iqbal Ahmed OBE, chairman of Seamark Group, Ruby Millie MBE, makeup artist, Ajmalul Hussain QC, Lutfur Rahman, first directly elected British Bangladeshi executive mayor, and Nina Hossain.
The list also revealed less well-known and emerging faces such as Ruqsana Begum, Sabirul Islam, Rahima Begum and Zoe Rahman.
London Mayor Boris Johnson in a message posted on the website said, “As Mayor, I am proud of the positive contribution all our communities make to the life of London, and in particular the work of the Bangladeshi community.”
Founders and editor of the website Abdal Ullah and Ayesha Qureshi MBE said, “On the journey to finalising the list, we have come to appreciate the diversity, strengths and growing confidence of British Bangladeshis. We want the publication to be used as a resource and a focus of discussion.”