“Connectivity is productivity – whether it’s in a modern office or an underdeveloped village.”
Iqbal Quadir moved steadily upward through the financial business world from 1983 to 1993, starting as a consultant for World Bank and eventually becoming the vice president of the Atrium Capital Corporation.
Iqbal Quadir was the founder/ co-founder Grameenphone, Emergence BioEnergy, Legatum Center at MIT.
In a joint partnership with GrameenBank, Quadir established Grameenphone in 1997, which provided the citizens of Bangladesh with their first national communication system.
He is part of the board of directors for the World Wide Web Foundation, an organization that champions affordable and uncensored Internet access.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed /
Founder, BRAC; World’s largest NGO
“Hope is an element in which people take action, and energize themselves out of poverty,”
He is now in the position of the CEO of BRAC and also the head of the board of trusties in BRAC University. Previously, in 1981 he became a visiting scholar for ‘Harvard Institute of International Development’. The next year, he was appointed as a member of the ‘Board of Trustees’ for the ‘Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies’. He was also made the chairman of the ‘Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh’. Moreover, in 1986, he became a member of the ‘World Bank NGO Committee’ at Geneva, Switzerland.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is a famous benefactor who established an NGO called BRAC in the year 1972. He is known for founding the NGO called BRAC,which aims at providing support to the poor, especially women living below the poverty line.
Co-founder, NewsCred; World’s leading content marketing platform
“Marketers are special. Because marketers are the caterers of the most special thing and that is storytelling.”
Iraj Islam is a Bangladeshi serial entrepreneur, software engineer and product designer.
Iraj ventured back to Bangladesh where he co-founded NewsCred in 2007. Between 2007 and 2014 NewsCred raised more than USD 45 million from top-tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists and is today the world’s leading content marketing platform. In 2004, Iraj co-founded Swedish web startup Halvera. He was named one of Sweden’s top 3 entrepreneurs by Swedish magazine Internet World in 2006. He was also named in the Silicon Alley 100 2012 by US publication Business Insider.
Fazlur Rahman Khan /
Structural Engineer Architect
Innovative structural engineer responsible for advancing the field of high-rise and large-scale design in the 20th century
“The technical man must not be lost in his own technology; he must be able to appreciate life, and life is art, drama, music, and most importantly, people.”
Most people probably would never have heard of him, but to the Construction Engineer he is a giant in the field of Skyscraper Construction Industry.
He has won many awards and in 1998 he even had a street in Chicago (USA) named after him. It was through his vision that the foundation of the Skyscraper Construction came into being. In 1974, he was responsible for having the tallest building in the world built at that time – The Sears Tower (now Willis Tower).
Sir JagadishChandra Bose
Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction
“His one of the inspirational quote is- “The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth.”
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose is one of the most prominent first Bengali scientists who proved by experimentation that both animals and plants share much in common. He invented an instrument to record the pulse of plants and connected it to a plant. He was known for inventing the Millimeter waves, Radio, Cresco graph, and Contributed to Plant biology.
For his outstanding achievements he received worldwide praise and given the title of Acharya, the Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (1903), Companion of the Order of the Star of India (1912), Knight Bachelor (1917) and Fellow of the Royal Society.
M Rezaul Hassan /
Group CEO, REVE Systems; Leading software and solutions provider in ip communications domain
M Rezaul Hassan is the founder Group CEO of REVE Systems. Under his management, REVE Systems has become the leading software and solutions provider in IP communications domain. REVE Systems was awarded with the Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Company in 2012. REVE Systems is headquartered in Singapore, has software development facilities in Dhaka and New Delhi and offices in the UK and the USA. Right now, REVE Systems has 2000 plus carriers from more than 75 countries as their customer. Under his direction, REVE began with a charging answer for Voice over IP (VoIP) Industry that went business in 2004 took after by iTel Mobile Dialer, an ample Mobile VoIP Solution. Due to his unmistakable qualities, desires and vision, starting from a carport of Khilgaon, Dhaka, the organization today has customers in 78 nations. The organization today has items for IP Telephony, Telecom, e-Governance, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing and different ventures.