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“THE FUTURE IS WITH TECHNOLOGY AND THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO IT”

On September 26, Guardian Life Insurance became the first insurance company in the country to bring digital Online Term Life Insurance—‘Easylife.’ In Bangladesh’s context, the company thus can be called a market mover. At the helm of the company, sits its Managing Director M M Monirul Alam who has already retained

‘THE CHALLENGE OF BEING A WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR STILL EXISTS VERY MUCH IN THE BANGLADESHI SOCIETY’

Farhana A. Rahman is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES of this country. She is the Chairperson and CEO of UY Systems Ltd, one of the pioneer organizations in outsourcing business

‘MOBILE BASED PAYMENT SYSTEM IN A WAY COMBINES THE BENEFIT OF MOBILE PHONE AND BANK CARDS’

Kona Software Lab Limited (KSLL), the Bangladesh arm of South Korea based Kona has designed NexusPay for the DBBL. Fintech team had a discussion with its MD Minaoar Hossain Tanzil to learn about its operation and the challenges of designing digital payment solutions. Here is an excerpt of that conversation

‘COMPREHENSIVE EFFORTS ARE NEEDED FOR THE INSURANCE SECTOR TO REALLY TAKE OFF’

Founded in January, 2000, Pragati Life Insurance Limited quickly became one of the most prominent insurance companies in the country. The company went public in 2005 and got listed in Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chattogram Stock Exchange. With the digital transformation and economic development of the country, the insurance sector seems

‘WE DON’T FEEL INSECURE FROM INSTABILITY IN THE MARKET BECAUSE WE DON’T ENGAGE IN AGGRESSIVE BANKING’

What is really the point of new generation banks, coming into being in what is considered an already saturated market? Are these sustainable? Or will they make meaningful contributions to the economy? These are only some of the questions that surrounds new generation banks. Fintech talks to the managing director and

‘WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A VC ECOSYSTEM WHERE INVESTORS WILL EAGERLY FUND STARTUPS’

Anyone attending tech startup related events for the past couple of years would instantly recognise Tina Jabeen. She has been ubiquitous in such programs, often seen animatedly talking to her audience on stage, or responding to queries by people after she gets off the stage. Approachable and friendly, the atypical

‘FOR A TELCO TO SUSTAIN AT THE TOP, THERE IS NO OPTION BUT TO EMBRACE INNOVATION’

Yasir Azman is serving as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Grameenphone from May 26, 2017. He also serves as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) from June 15, 2015. Mr. Azman is an experienced professional with vast international experience in multiple countries and cultures. Before joining as CMO Grameenphone, Mr. Azman served

‘OUR ENDPOINT DETECTION AND RESPONSE (EDR) SOLUTION IS A GAME CHANGER’

Shrenik Bhayani has over 17 years of sales leadership experience across the information & communication technology sector in the South Asia market. Mr Bhayani lists channel sales, distribution, business development to solution design, and support services among his areas of expertise. He also has a strong record of building channels

‘IN OUR POST-CAPITAL WORLD DATA IS WEALTH’

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

‘WE HAVE GONE BEYOND INSURANCE AND ESTABLISHED OUR MOTTO TO CREATE A ONE STOP FINANCIAL SERVICE PLATFORM’

Ms. Farzana Chowdhury, ACII (UK) is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited (GDIC) – the only non-life insurance company with IFC World Bank equity investment in the country which has been awarded with the prestigious AAA rating for the 4th year running. Being the

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