LONDON: Kent University has awarded honorary doctorate degree on Zameer Chaudhry, Chief Executive, Bestway Group for his social work and common people and his services for business.
Zameer Chaudhry was conferred the Doctor of Civil Law by the varsity in a graduation ceremony held at Canterbury Cathedral.
After his graduation in Accountancy from Kent University in 1981, Zameer Chaudhry joined Bestway Group in 1984 as Financial Controller and he completed a decade in Bestway Group as Chief Executive.
Addressing the graduation ceremony Zameer Chaudhry said praising the services of any person is always a pleasant job. “I am very much thankful to Kent University, my Alma-mater, for this degree, as education in this varsity was an unparallel experience for me”, he added.
He said as Chief Executive of Bestway Group for last one decade, the Group has invested more than 300 million pounds in wholesale and retail sectors. During this era Bestway Group in England and Scotland took control of Biles, Mar-Tax, Beli View, Sher Brothers besides including the third top retail pharmacy group Coop Pharmacyafter a successful deal of 620 million pounds.
Overseas, Mr Choudrey has led the expansion of the Bestway Group to become the largest producer of cement in Pakistan through organic growth and acquisitions and has also spearheaded the spectacular rise of Bestway-owned United Bank Limited (UBL) to become Pakistan’s second largest private bank.
Mr Choudrey is also a firm believer in giving back to the community and is renowned for his philanthropy and voluntary roles sitting as a trustee on a number of charities including Crimestoppers and Groceryaid in addition to playing a leading role in the Advisory Council at the British Asian Trust.
He is a trustee of Bestway Foundation UK and the chairman of Bestway Foundation Pakistan. The Group donates 2.5% of its annual profits to the Foundation for worthy causes both in the UK and overseas.