Friday, December 31, 2004

people of alibrac

Alipay the world's pioneer mobile cash system out of China and sister company of alibaba took 20% shareholding of bkash april 2018, bkash being developed with BRAC (the world's largest cashless bank)
family negotions on ownership were led by shameran abed on brac's side - commercial sides by the quadirs

Alipay is a third-party mobile and online payment platform, established in Hangzhou, China in February 2004 by Alibaba Group and its founder Jack Ma. Wikipedia

CEO of Ant FInancial
Eric jing  26 april 2018 Ant Financial CEO

we are extremely happy to have strategic partnership with bkash (BRAC Bangladesh)
ant’s financial vision to ring more equal opportunities for everyone involved
we have a shared vision with bkash as partner to work together to bring more
things to the people here in Bangladesh
over the last 14 years we have developed relevant technologies to provide financial inclusion example risk management financial cloud ai, digital payments last year we processes about 250 thousand mobile transaction per second- that’s a huge number

brac was founded by sir fazle abed in 1972; 
bkash was founded in 2010 by brac and the quadir brothers - out of bangladesh by kamal quadir , with coordination from iqbal quadir mit/legatum/finance in motion (with nick hughes project leader of mpesa Kenya)

later in tanzania brac was invoilved in gates foundation bot in brac tanzania and bates building of mpesa tanzania; gates foundation and others took some shares in bkash

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

princeton degree june 2014

The citation from Princeton said, “His organizational and leadership skills, combined with his ceaseless commitment to uplifting the less fortunate, have led to innovative and enduring programs in economic development, education and health care. He has created a model of how to have a lasting impact on those in need; he himself is a model of what it means to live one’s life in the service of humanity.” Sir Fazle also founded BRAC University, a full-fledged university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2001.
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber awarded degrees to Sir Fazle along with Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. secretary of state; Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines; James McPherson, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of History, Emeritus, at Princeton; and James West, an inventor and research professor of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering.
Sir Fazle has received numerous awards for his achievements in leading BRAC, including the Open Society Prize (2013), the WISE Prize (2011), the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Award (2009), the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (2008), the Inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award (2007), the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership (2007), the Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Award for lifetime achievement in social development and poverty alleviation (2007), the Gates Award for Global Health (2004), the UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award for outstanding contribution in human development (2004), the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Award (2002), the Olof Palme Award (2001), UNICEF’s Maurice Pate Award (1992) and the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1980).

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

oxford hon degree june 2009

The following honorary degrees were conferred at Encaenia on 24 June 2009, the Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes presiding:
Degree of Doctor of Letters Mr Fazle Hasan Abed Chairperson and founder, BRAC  (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee); Commissioner, UN Commission on Legal Empowerment  of the Poor ‘A tireless defender of the needy, a citizen of Bangladesh and of the whole world.’ Mr Abed was born in Sylhet, East  Pakistan and read accountancy at the universities of Dhaka and Glasgow. He worked for Shell Oil as a senior corporate executive but left the company following the outbreak of the 1971 Bangladeshi war, moving to London to help initiate the ‘Help Bangladesh’ campaign to raise awareness of the conflict. On returning  to the newly independent Bangladesh,  he established BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), and his work led to tackling the long-term task of improving the living conditions of the rural poor. Today, BRAC is the largest non-governmental organisation in the world. Mr Abed has received many awards, including the Inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award and the Gates Award for Global Health. BRAC has also been awarded the Conrad N Hilton Humanitarian Prize – the world’s largest humanitarian prize.