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Digital payment and fintech companies at BASIS SoftExpo showcase the expanding landscape of fintech in Bangladesh

Once only a dream, in 2020 you can trade stocks, manage insurance and have your food delivered using fintech, among a number of other things and often from a handheld device. Bangladesh has a huge market for fintech, as leading market studies repeatedly found. This led to the emergence of


Sajid Rahman is one of those few Bangladeshi business leaders and entrepreneurs who has experience of working at the highest levels of leading global companies. Currently leading the global health initiative for Telenor Group, Mr Rahman is also working closely as advisory board members and investors to technology and energy

‘If deployed properly our products will be revolutionary for financial inclusion in Bangladesh’

Financial inclusion is easily one of the most talked about subjects. From NGOs to human rights organizations, and governments to multinational corporates, everyone agrees that it’s not happening fast enough. Can fintech technology help solve this for a developing country like Bangladesh? The founder and managing director of fintech company Circle


A veteran of the tech industry, Ravi Garikipati joined Bangladeshi ticketing and ride sharing company Shohoz in April. Formerly the CTO for e-commerce giant Flipkart, Garikapati joined Shohoz as a director and after, what he says, ‘much deliberation’. As Shohoz continues to grow in Bangladesh, Garikipati’s inclusion will certainly inject a sense

‘We spent Tk. 3000 crore to buy more spectrum than any other operator and that shows our commitment’

Fintech: When you joined Banglalink you said that it was going through a digital transformation. So at what stage you are in that transformation and what have you achieved so far? We realized that things were changing fast. First of all, I think the customers are digitizing themselves changing their behaviours.

‘We want to re-imagine a brand like us can play in the life of a customer’

Tasked with the job of driving customer strategies, marketing stategies and delivering them in the market across ten countries in Asia, Sanjeev Kapur took up the position of MetLife’s chief marketing officer for Asia last year. MetLife, one of the leading providers of insurance globally, has been operating in Bangladesh

‘We are successful because banks around the world can trust our system’

The CEO of Kona I and the chairman of its Bangladeshi arm Kona Software Lab, Cho Jung-il said that Bangladesh has made big strides in digital payment and security software in the past few years and the country still has enormous unexploited potential. Jung-il made the comments While visiting Bangladesh

‘We have a fantastic network but our competitive advantage is our corporate culture and the constant strategy over 22 years’

Appointed last year as the CEO of Grameenphone, Michael Foley has been with Telenor Group for the past four years. During this period Foley served as the CEO of Telenor Bulgaria and as CEO of Telenor Pakistan. With over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations in the