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Grameenphone Ltd. is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, coverage and subscriber base. The company was incorporated on 10 October 1996 as a private limited company. Grameenphone converted to a public limited company on 25 June 2007. The company became stock listed and started its trading at Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges from 16 November 2009. The shareholding structure comprises of mainly two sponsor Shareholders namely Telenor Mobile Communications AS (55.80%) and Grameen Telecom (34.20%). The rest 10.00% shareholding includes General public & other Institutions.

Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd. is the second largest telecom service provider in Bangladesh. Since its inception in 2005, the company is successfully catering the market niches with unique and economic products offering. It started business under the brand name ‘Banglalink’ in 2005 and now the Russian telecom giant VimpelCom is the parent company of Banglalink. It is growing everyday from the day it started its business in Bangladesh. Now, it has over 29 million subscribers all over the world and the company provides services like 3G, Value added services, Mobile financial services and so on. Currently it has market share of 26% among all the telecom companies. The vision of Banglalink is ‘To understand people’s needs best and develop appropriate communication services to improve people’s lives and make it simple’. To achieve this vision there are certain missions that Banglalink pursues. The missions of Banglalink are segmented approach in terms of products and services, delivering superior benefits in every phase of the customers’ experience (before, during and after sales) and creating optimum shareholder value. This report is prepared on the treasury functions and the financial performance of Banglalink. Excluding the introductory part this report is divided into five parts. The first part will provide an overall idea about Banglalink. The second one will describe the internship experience in the treasury unit of Banglalink. The third part will give an idea regarding major treasury functions those are conducted in Banglalink. The next part of the report shows an analysis on the financial performance of Banglalink over the past years and there was a comparison made between Banglalink and its counterpart Grameenphone based on the financial performance of the company. Lastly, there are some recommendations provided those can help the company to improve its effectiveness.

The first merger of Bangladesh’s telecom sector has come into effect with the beginning of the operation of Robi Axiata Limited as the merged company on November 16, 2016. Following the merger of Robi and Airtel, the merged company is now known as Robi Axiata Limited.

Robi Axiata Limited is the second largest mobile phone operator of Bangladesh and the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in the country. The company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.

City Bank is one of the oldest private Commercial Banks operating in Bangladesh. It is a top bank among the oldest five Commercial Banks in the country, which started their operations in 1983. City Bank is among the very few local banks which do not follow the traditional, decentralized, geographically managed, branch based business or profit model. Under a real-time online banking platform, these five (5) distinct Units are supported at the back by a robust service delivery or operations setup and a smart IT Backbone. Such centralized business segment based business & operating model ensure specialized treatment and services to the bank’s different customer segments. To know more about The City Bank please click here. Through, its Corporate Social Activities, The City Bank has supported Eminence with its community based and cancer related initiatives. More information about the initiatives can be found upon request.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of our community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. We also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives. More information on Care Bangladesh can be found by clicking here. Till date, Eminence has conducted numbers of activities with Care Bangladesh. More information on the study reports can be found upon request.

Marico Bangladesh Limited (MBL) is amongst the top three FMCG MNC companies and a trusted brand in beauty and wellness space in Bangladesh. The company touches the lives of one out of every two Bangladeshis with an array of brands in various categories, including hair nourishment, edible oil, and male grooming. Its flagship brand, Parachute completed its journey of 12 successful years in Bangladesh. Over the years, the company has strengthened its brand portfolio, and continued to diversify its portfolio with the introduction of Saffola Active (a healthy edible oil) in 2013. To know more about MBL, please click here. With its influential marketing activities, Eminence has collaborated with MBL. More information about the initiatives can be found upon request.

MS-Bangladesh was established in 1988 in Chittagong following a survey by Marie Stopes International (MSI) that highlighted the need for a high quality family planning service in the region. It started its journey with a modest clinic financed by the UK’s then Overseas Development Administration Joint Funding Scheme. This clinic soon became very successful due to its client focus, high quality services, and innovative marketing. Within three years, approximately 500 clients were being seen each month, and the clinic was well on the way to financial sustainability. By 1995, MS had firmly established itself as a high quality service provider and as a result was awarded a large bilateral grant by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Currently, the organization provides health service to millions of people around the country. To know more about MSB please click here. Till date, Eminence has completed number of baseline, mid-term, and endline/evaluation studies for MSB. To know more about the studies, please contact with Eminence.

Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) was established in 1972 by order of the President as an Autonomous Body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW). The BMRC is the focal point for Health Research, that identifies problems and issues relating to medical and health sciences and to determine priority areas in research on the basis of health care needs, goals, policies, and objectives. The Mission of the Council is to create effective and quality health care facilities for the whole population of the Country by promoting health research through strengthening of research facilities, training and dissemination of research results. The main activities of the Council include: organization and promotion of scientific research in various fields of Health Science, training of human resource in the field of health research and dissemination of research results for proper utilization. To know more about the council, please click here. Till date, Eminence has completed three small grant researches on health, nutrition, and population issues funded by the BMRC. More information on the study reports can be found upon request.

For more than 50 years, icddr,b has been a beacon of high-quality research in South Asia. It has led research that has saved millions of lives (see timeline/box). From its origins as a centre specializing in diarrhoeal diseases, it is now an internationally recognized centre of excellence across a wide range of conditions. icddr,b has established a comprehensive programme of research, with particular strengths in infectious disease and vaccinology, reproductive health, neonatal and child health, malnutrition and food security, and other areas.  Our scientific workforce comprising of nearly 200 scientifically trained staff is organized into ten Centres focusing on key health issues. This unique combination of scientific expertise and research infrastructure enables us to address key health issues from multiple directions, and to carry out the interdisciplinary studies that will be required to address the most intractable health challenges that Bangladesh and other developing countries now face. To know more about the centre, please click here. Till date, Eminence has implemented number of activities – urban-based diabetes prevention study, Jante Chai, Urban Health Survey Photo Documentary and others – for icddrb and more information about the activities can be found upon request.

HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance Bangladesh (HASAB) is one of the national, leading Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh devoted in the field on HIV/AIDS/STI for the past twelve years. It emerged as a specialized agency in HIV/AIDS & STI field with experience of grant management and capacity building (technical, managerial and administrative) of smaller NGOs, and CBOs and Faith based organizations that are involved in prevention & control and care & support of HIV/AIDS. Throughout its work, HASAB promotes the rights and participation of people living with or affected by HIV, as well as those who are socially excluded. HASAB have also been working to widen their scope to include broader areas of health, poverty, human rights, environment, ICT, social business and other areas of social development. HASAB is well known as a provider of capacity building support to CBOs and NGOs. To know more about the alliance, please click here. Till date, Eminence has implemented number of activities for HASAB, more information about the activities can be found upon request.

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