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Our Board

Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman

Chairman, GIGA TECH

Mr. Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman, represents the Beximco Group, Bangladesh’s largest conglomerate with a market capitalization of its listed companies valued at USD 2 Billion. Mr. Rahman plays an active role in the continuing progress of the Beximco Group. Having completed his BBA with distinction from American University, Washington DC. Mr. Rahman brings his 10 years expertise to the Beximco board and is instrumental in advising the board in current business strategies as well as future growth potentials. Mr. Rahman is the son of Mr. Salman F Rahman, Vice Chairman and founder of the Beximco Group.

 

Mr. Rahman is also instrumental in working with various international organizations and supporting charities both locally and internationally for the development of autism and other world issues. He is a counselor of the Abahani club, the largest sporting club in Bangladesh, which is chaired by his father, Mr. Salman F Rahman. Being a great sports fan and advocate of promoting various sports in Bangladesh Mr. Rahman has been instrumental in acquiring 100% of the Dhaka Dynamites franchise for the Bangladesh Cricket Premier League (BPL). Mr. Rahman is Chairman for Bangladesh, of the advisory board of the Prince of Wales Trust, British Asian Sector. Mr. Rahman is also Honorary Consul General of Kazakhstan in Bangladesh.

Samira Zuberi Himika

Managing Director, GIGA TECH

Samira Zuberi Himika is an Entrepreneur, Communications & Development sector specialist and an Artist running 4 companies/entities – GIGA TECH (tech company), Team Engine (social enterprise), Inspira Advisory & Consulting (strategic consultancy company), Bangladesh At Heart (non-profit/Trust).

Grew up in Grameen Bank family in 80s, Samira Zuberi Himika is a 1st generation Entrepreneur also has played strong role as Trade-body leader of ICT industry of Bangladesh and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building (SME, Startup and Social Enterprise ecosystems) and mentor locally and globally working extensively with governments, private sector, development sector and investor in more than 12 countries.

Himika has received numerous national and international awards and recognition such as -“Global Women Leader for Social Development” by World Leadership Congress 2015 for her diversified initiatives for SME, ICT, Innovation, youth and women leadership, Culture, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh (TOYP) 2015” as most inspiring young leader of Bangladesh, “BBC Reith Award 2010” (best craft category) for BBC JANALA for extraordinary global innovation in enabling people to learn English language through mobile technology.

Important past roles:

  1. Director, BASIS (Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services)
  2. Board member, Dnet
  3. Chairman, BASIS Standing Committee for Startup
  4. Lead Communications and Marketing team, BBC Media Action
  5. Communications Officer, UNDP
  6. Jury of numerous global/local competitions for Startups, Students

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