Ehsan Bayat gets Businessman of the year award

Washington D.C., November 15, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News)

The award was bestowed on Bayat at a grand reception held during the US-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference in Washington early this week.

Bayat was selected for this award for his contribution in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and creating employment opportunities in the post-Taliban era, said Ajmal Ghani, chairman of the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce.

The award would be given every year to an Afghan-American investor, who has contributed immensely in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, he said.

Bayat was selected for the award through a secret ballot held among the Board of Directors of the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce.

The BoD took into account several factors, before voting. Prominent among them being investment, good credible business ethics, social corporate responsibility and creation of jobs inside Afghanistan, Ghani added.