Dr. Muhammad Musa


Dr. Musa is the executive director of BRAC. He has an extensive background in leading humanitarian, social development, and public health organisations at international and cross-cultural settings. A medical doctor and a public health specialist, he has specialized training in maternal and child nutrition, and disaster management. Before joining BRAC, he worked for 32 years with CARE International as one of its senior international management professionals. Read More >>

Asif Saleh


Mr. Saleh is the Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International. Prior to joining BRAC, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and also worked at GlaxoWellcome, NorTel, IBM. Upon his return to Bangladesh in 2008, he worked as a policy specialist for the UNDP funded project Access to Information Programme (A2i) at the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Asif is also the founder of Drishtipat, a global organization with chapters across the globe focusing on human and economic rights of Bangladeshis. Read More >>

George Hara


Mr. George Hara graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Law and became involved in archaeological research in Central America until the age of 27, following which he enrolled in the Stanford MBA Program in California. After a period serving as UN Fellow, Mr. Hara received a Master of Science degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering. In 1984, Mr. Hara founded DEFTA Partners and went on to become one of the most prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the field of telecommunications and technology in the 1980s and ‘90s. Read More >>

Khadem Mahmud Yusuf


Mr. Khadem M Yusuf has over 18 years of experience working in the USA and Bangladesh. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO at Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Ltd (BPCL). Prior to forming BPCL, he has worked for 5 years as the Country Manager Global Services for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, at Nokia Siemens Networks. His key responsibilities were to manage Global Services and Consultation and Engineering division of the company. He was also the CEO and Chairman of Alap Communication, a Nationwide Broadband Wireless Data Network service provider in Bangladesh and National Data Consultant for Bangladesh Bank. Read More >>

Masa Isono


Mr. Masa Isono has been actively involved in venture development and corporate partnering for Japanese companies with U.S. and Asian partners for more than 20 years. At DEFTA, he is specifically in charge of value-creating services for its portfolio companies. Combining skills of international business development, joint ventures management, and knowledge of strategic planning and corporate finance, he provides entrepreneurs and corporations with experience, insight and the guidance needed to build strong businesses. Read More >>

Zahir Ahmed


Mr. Zahir Ahmed is a well-known personality in the Telecom sector at home and aboard. He is an MBA graduate from the top business school of the country- Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, class of 1978 and has an illustrious career spanning over 34 years in international banking and Telecom sector. Prior to joining BRACNet Limited he was the Managing Director of Bangla Tel Group. He was the British Telecom (BT), Concert and StarHub Representative in Bangladesh. Read More>>