Call to mobilise int’l investments in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

30 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Speakers at a programme on Thursday called for facilitating international investments in Bangladesh.

They made the remark while addressing an event marking a partnership between LightCastle Partners, a Dhaka based consulting firm, and Netherlands-based Larive International, said a press release.

 Larive International is a network of independent business development advisory firms in 24 high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa.

LightCastle has recently entered into a strategic agreement with Larive International (

The partnership was formally announced on Thursday at a webinar attended by senior representatives from the development, private and the public sector.  Under the agreement, LightCastle will become the exclusive member of the Larive Group in Bangladesh. Both the organizations will jointly provide professional services like business intelligence, market entry and growth strategy, M&A advisory and post investment services for interested investors in Bangladesh.      

Speakers stressed on the importance of attracting investments in Bangladesh for fostering growth, creating employment, and for tackling the potential fallout of the 4th industrial revolution.

M. Riaz Hamidullah, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, said as Bangladesh economy surges, within global supply and value chains, the Dutch business sees significant scope to partner with Bangladeshi peers.

Davinia Lamme, Managing Director of Larive International, expressed her optimism about the strategic partnership with LightCastle.

Moderated by Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, Managing Director of LightCastle, Matthias Brienen, Director, Larive International, also spoke at the event.