Convocation Speaker

Convocation Speaker

Kamal Quadir
Founder and CEO of bKash Ltd

Kamal Quadir is a seasoned entrepreneur with a distinguished career marked by innovation and social impact. Following his education at Oberlin College in the US, where he earned degrees in Art and Economics, Quadir embarked on a multifaceted professional journey. 

His early experiences encompassed fundraising for inner-city schools in New York and pursuing artistic endeavors in Bangladesh, showcasing his well-rounded skill set. Driven by a desire to contribute directly to his home country's development, Quadir returned to Bangladesh. 

He co-founded CellBazaar, Bangladesh's pioneering mobile marketplace, demonstrating his foresight in harnessing technology to bridge critical gaps in the developing economy. This success fueled his passion for innovation, culminating in the creation of bKash in 2011. 

Quadir's passion for innovation and development extends beyond bKash. He is a founding member of Open World Initiatives, a thought leadership organization, and actively supports the Anwarul Quadir Foundation, which champions innovation in developing countries. His dedication to progress has earned him recognition as a TED Fellow (2009) and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.