Private sector cooperation is an important part of Norway’s bilateral relationship with Bangladesh.

Nurul Islam Nahid, education minister; Merete Lundemo, Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh, and Rajeev Sethi, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, pose with Abreeshme Haque of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sadia Azad of Brac University and Sabab Rahman of IBA -- winners of Telenor's Youth Forum 2015 . 
Photo: Grameenphone.

Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone operator, has selected three local contestants for the grand finale of Telenor Youth Forum 2015. The winners are Abreeshme Haque and Sabab Rahman of Institute of Business Administration and Sadia Azad from BRAC University. Now, Telenor Group will select the Bangladeshi representative from these three for the event that is going to take place in... Read more

From the left: Mr. Arne Haug, Deputy Head of Mission of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mia Hallén (Embassy of Sweden), Mr. Syed Afsor H Uddin (PPO), Mr. Paban Chowdhury (BEZA), Ms. Ferdaus Ara (BUILD), Ms. Parveen Huda (Skills and Employment Programme ), Søren Mr. Søren Kannik (NCCI) and Mr. Khondaker Moazzem (CPD). 
Photo: NCCI.

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Dhaka in association with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dhaka hosted a panel discussion on November 12, 2014, on the “Challenges to Private Sector Development in Bangladesh.” The event was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden, Dhaka. Read more

Ms. Selima Ahmad, Ms. Merete Lundemo and Ms.Hasina Newaaz

In May the Business for Peace Award was granted to six worthy winners from all over the world. Seven hundred people were gathered in the Town hall of Oslo to witness the ceremony. One of the honourees who went to Norway to receive the price was Ms Selima Ahmad, the entrepreneur from Bangladesh. Read more

Bangkok has been chosen as the venue for the 2014 Norway-Asia Business Summit. Read more

Power and Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr. Chowdhury, welcomed the Danish and Norwegian businesses and outlined the green energy aspirations of Bangladesh.
(from the left: Adviser Dr. Chowdhury, Managing Partner of Asian Tiger Capital Mr. Ifty Islam, Danish Ambassador Olling, Norwegian Ambassador Lund and President of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangladesh, Mr. Shamin Ul Huq)

Norwegian and Danish entrepreneurs arrive in Bangladesh to establish productive partnerships in green technology. Read more

The panel debate was moderated by Mr. Shameem Raihanuddin (Managing Director of Eshna Consulting Ltd) and the participants were Mr. Latifur Rahman (CEO Transcom Group), Ms. Jahrat Adit Chowdhury (Head of Corporate Affairs GPIT), Mr. Mahbubur Rahman (President International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh) and Mr A.M. Kazemi (Former Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Senior Adviser to the Governor of Bangladesh Bank)

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) and Royal Norwegian Embassy hosts the NCCI Annual Night featuring a panel debate on business practices. Read more

At the inauguration ceremony. From the left: Mr. Ifty Islam, H. E. Ragne Birte Lund, H. E. Dilip Barua, H. E. Svend Olling, Mr. Steen Gade and Mr. Arild Klokkerhaug.

A joint delegation of nine Danish and two Norwegian companies visited Bangladesh from September 9-12. At the introductory speed-dating event in Westin Hotel, no less than 65 Bangladeshi companies attended, meeting with the Danish and Norwegian companies for the establishment of new business partnerships in the area of agriculture, aquaculture and food technology. Read more

The Embassy of Norway is proud to announce that a delegation of ten Danish and two Norwegian companies are coming to visit Bangladesh in the period 9th-13th of September 2012. What follows is a short presentation of the two Norwegian companies that will participate in the delegation. Read more

The Panel, from the left: Tore Johnsen, Ole Johan Sandvær, Arild Klokkerhaug, Mustafiz Rahman, Arne Wiig and Ragne Birte Lund.

For the first time in Norway, a business focused networking event on Bangladesh was arranged in Oslo 17 April. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka, hosted at Telenor Expo. Participating were several actors from the Norwegian business community, both from private and public sector, already established in South Asia, or interested ... Read more

Norske myndigheter forventer at norske bedrifter utøver samfunnsansvar i deres nasjonale så vel som internasjonale virksomhet. Årsaken er at bedriftenes aktivitet, direkte eller indirekte, påvirker samfunnsutviklingen, herunder sosiale og miljømessige forhold i de landene som de opererer i.   Samfunnsansvar gjelder tiltak som bedriftene foretar seg utover den plikten de har til å overholde lo Read more

The NCCI President Arild Klokkerhaug shared his thoughts in daily newspaper The Independent on the business climate and opportunities for Nordic companies in Bangladesh. Read more

Norwegian businesses visited Bangladesh in search for cross-border ventures through Innovation Norway’s Business Matchmaking Program (BMMP). Read more

Ambassador Ragne Birte Lund,Farhana Tofail, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Rokia Rahman and Syeda Gulshan Ferdous Jana all agreed that more women in business is a key for developing prosperity in Bangladesh. 
Photo: NCCI.

Are women entrepeneurs better business partners? That was one of the four questions that the over 50 participants at the speed debate Women for Business/Business for Women eagerly discussed on the 11th of October. Read more

1 agriculture delegation. 13 Nordic companies. 46 local companies. 98 meetings. Let the matchmaking begin! Read more

Assistance from the Business Matchmaking Process can be divided into four phases. The objective is to find the best possible match between Norwegian and Bangladeshi companies. Read more

Innovation Norway's Business Matchmaking Program in Bangladesh that was launched in 2010 has proved to be a win-win program for Norwegian and Bangladeshi companies alike. Read more

WARM WELCOME. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended a warm welcome to Bangladesh to the newly appointed Ambassador Ragne Birte Lund during their meeting on the 12th of January. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

Institutional collaboration and telecom development were among the main topics when the new Norwegian Ambassador met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Read more

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) was launched on 23 November, 2010, and the first Committee was elected during the Annual General Meeting held the same day. Read more