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‘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

‘Mobile network by itself is an instrument that works as an enabler’

In Bangladesh’s technology arena, TIM Nurul Kabir is a known face. Having helmed the top policymaking positions of different trade bodies related to IT and telecom, Mr Kabir has seen it all, firsthand, in a career spanning nearly three decades. He has just retired from his position as the CEO and

We want to build trust in customers by providing bill payment services, even though that is not a big profit making area

Chosen to serve the organization at a critical juncture Tamal Parvez became the chairman of NRB Commercial Bank last year. At the bank’s corporate head office in Motijheel, where Mr Parvez met with Fintech for this interview, he seemed more intricately involved in the day-to-day activities of the bank than

‘I AM COMMITTED IN CREATING A GROWTH ECOSYSTEM IN BASIS SO THAT MEMBERS CAN BENEFIT DIRECTLY FROM IT’

The newly elected president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services or BASIS Syed Almas Kabir has been one of the key figures in the ICT industry in terms of advocating for the industry and being a respected voice. He stepped into the role of BASIS president after the

“NEXUSPAY IS YOUR ONE-STOP SOLUTION TO BECOME CASHLESS AND CARDLESS”

AKM Shirin is the MD of DBBL. Previously, he had worked as EVP/SEVP and head of the bank's IT division for another six years.He had been a deputy general manager and head of IT in the BASIC Bank before joining DBBL. Abul Kashem studied in Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh University

‘TECHNICAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE IMPORTANCE’

Working in areas including food, health, education, shelter, clothing, entertainment, environment, information technology, and renewable energy, cooperative and social business, Bestway Group started in Bangladesh as a CSR initiative in 1998. It emerged as a private limited company in 2004 and currently has 30 sister concerns. Md Mizanur Rahman, the Chairman

“THE WORD ‘RENTAL POWER PLANT’ IS A MISNOMER”

Muhammed Aziz Khan (born 1955) is a Bangladeshi businessman, founder and chairman of the Summit Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh, whose power projects generate nearly 20 percent of Bangladesh's electricity. Khan has led Summit Group from starting as Bangladesh's first private sector power producer to a diversified

‘WE CAN’T HAVE A DIGITAL BANGLADESH WITHOUT A DIGITAL ECONOMY’

Anyone using a debit/credit card knows the familiar message showing ‘Verified by Visa’ or ‘MasterCard SecureCode’ at payment checkout points. It lets you know that your transaction is safe. In Bangladesh a local company’s name is being seen increasingly at many online payment points, showing that a Bangladeshi company is

DIGITAL BANGLADESH IS A PHILOSOPHY OF REVOLUTION

If you want to see enthralled IT entrepreneurs and tech geeks, put them in a room with Zunaid Ahmed Palak. The first thing anyone will tell you about Mr Palak is that he’s an incredibly humble and generous person. And then they’ll mention that he is a State Minister of the

‘A HUMAN RESOURCE WITH DIVERSIFIED BACKGROUNDS IS A PLUS POINT FOR ANY BANK’

By the time this interview comes out in print in the beginning of November, Abrar A Anwar, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered, Bangladesh has already become the CEO of Standard Chartered, Malaysia. He is supposed to join the Malaysian operation of the UK based multination bank from

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