Dhaka, 24 December 2020: Debut Trading and Ring Bell Ceremony of Robi Axiata Ltd took place today at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE)’s office in Capital’s Nikunja Area. DSE’s Chairman, MD. Eunusur Rahman, Managing Director, Kazi Sanaul Hoq, Her Excellency Hon’ble High Commissioner of Malaysia to Bangladesh, Haznah Md Hashim, His Excellency Hon’ble High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Vikram K Doraiswami, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Officer and Company Secretary, Shahed Alam, IDLC’s Managing Director, Arif Khan, High officials of DSE, Robi, and other stakeholders concerned were present on the occasion.
A separate Ring Bell ceremony of Robi was held at the Dhaka office of Chittagong Stock Exchange’s (CSE) in the afternoon. CSE’s Managing Director, Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Officer and Company Secretary, Shahed Alam, High officials from CSE, Robi, and other stakeholders concerned were present on the occasion.
Statement: Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said, “As the nation steps into the 50th year of independence, we are truly humbled to have arrived at the country’s stock markets with the biggest ever IPO. Robi, as a brand, has been celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the country since its inception; but from today onwards, Robi’s future will be interlinked with our local in addition to our foreign investors. I can assure our shareholders that we are pursuing the right digital vision and have created a management team who are skilled and experienced enough to deliver the vision. However, it doesn’t mean that everything will happen tomorrow, or the day after; please note that we are chasing a long term digital vision that will come true over the years as the country evolves into a full-fledged digital economy. We have no doubt that the Digital Bangladesh vision offers the visionary pathway to make it happen. With growing market readiness for digital lifestyle, we are confident that the regulatory barriers that inflicts the industry at present will be gradually lifted. Robi pledges to lead this charge for change through digital innovation while ensuring world-class corporate governance practices.”