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Bangladeshi-American businessman honored in NASDAQ Closing Bell
Monday, 15 February 2016 13:15
NASDAQDHAKA: SBA (Small Business Administration) of USA has honored Bangladesh-origin business personality Aziz Ahmad, Managing Director of Grameen Solutions Ltd. and CEO of UTC Associates for his extraordinary contribution in the field of business and financial sector for more than two decades in the USA.

He was honored at NASDAQ closing Bell ceremony took place on February 12 in NASDAQ MarketSite located at 4 Times Square in New York, where Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of SBA and a member of President Obama's cabinet, joined.


Over 50 entrepreneurs were present, including NASDAQ and SBA leadership team, chamber and business leaders in this auspicious event.

Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Ringing The Closing Bell at the NASDAQ is very special, where stocks of over 2,300 U.S. companies and over 275 foreign companies and its market capitalization of the stocks listed is over $4.5 trillion, the bell watched live by over 100 million people worldwide.

Aziz Ahmad is inducted into highly coveted SBA Emerging Leaders program in 2015.

Aziz Ahmad, Vice Chairman, USPAACC-NE, led the delegation team of US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce where Susan Allen is its National President and the CEO.

The US Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce, a non-profitable organization representing all Asian Americans and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, and education, public and community services.

Aziz Ahmad, an accomplished business leader and network architect, was the lead architect of AT&T’s 21st century networks.

Aziz Ahmad directed the AT&T team in the Next Generation Internet (NGI) Consortium, which was created to research, develop, and demonstrate the next generation broadband access network based on IP and Multi-Wavelength optical technology.

His work required the management and coordination of teams of several hundred technical, academic and management personnel spread across the United States.

An accomplished business leader, Aziz was the lead architect of AT&T’s VoIP and 21st century networks. His work required AT&T’s Sr. management sponsorship and coordination of teams of several hundred technical, academic and management personnel spread across the United States.

Aziz Ahmad recently joined board of directors of CodersTrust, a Danish company, a company supported by DANIDA with a vision to democratize access to education via the Internet on a global scale. He serves as a board member of numerous technology companies in the USA and Bangladesh.

He founded Vonair, Inc. a leading multimedia-based applications and Netra Systems and co invested Vidtel and later successfully sold it.

Aziz Ahmad is the board member of Engineering Leadership Council at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York.

He is the recipient of the City University of New York’s First Asian American Distinguished Alumni Award.  He was inducted into the Wall of Honor at the Grove School of Engineering, City College of City University of New York.

A leading community leader and benefactor, Aziz Ahmad has established the "Aziz Ahmad Leadership Lectures Series" at the City College of New York, CUNY where fortune 500 corporate leaders are invited to offer keynote speeches.

The Bangladesh-origin businessperson in USA is a member of Economic Development commission, appointed by Mayor of Marlboro Township of state of New Jersey.

Aziz Ahmad served as advisory board member of The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology of NYC department of Education located at 850 Grand Street in Brooklyn.

Aziz Ahmad participated numerous speaking engagements in the area of technology and social venture initiatives. Recently, Aziz Ahmad participated as a panel speaker in Guatemala about the importance of technology and innovation for underserved and unserved part of the world.

Also in Copenhagen, Denmark about improving technological skills for students of underdeveloped and emerging countries along with Sir Richard Branson, The founder of Virgin and Morten Lund, co investor of Skype.

The NYSE honored Aziz Ahmad at its ‘Ringing the Closing Bell’ programme on January 11, 2013.

Contacted, this successful business personality told in a press conference that this invitation is same prestigious for both Bangladesh and also for him.