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Asif Saleh new executive director of Brac

  • Published at 09:51 pm July 30th, 2019
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Asif Saleh, the new Executive Director of Brac Bangladesh Courtesy

Asif Saleh has been deeply anchored in driving the strategic direction of Brac

Asif Saleh has been appointed the new Executive Director of Brac Bangladesh, with effect from Wednesday.

He brings with him diverse multi-sectoral experience in senior leadership roles in private, public and non-government sectors with proven track record of effectively managing interfaces of development programming, operational and financial sustainability and building effective partnerships, both within and outside Brac, according to a press release.

“Brac Governing Body is confident that Asif Saleh is the right choice to steer Brac Bangladesh ahead, driving innovation and positive transformation and ensuring that Brac stays rooted in our mission, meeting the needs of the people of Bangladesh,”  Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of Brac said.

Asif Saleh has been deeply anchored in driving the strategic direction of Brac. He joined Brac in 2011 and took up an increasingly important role in leading advocacy for social change, information technology, communications and social innovation. He has been instrumental in ensuring that Brac addresses emerging development challenges in the areas of urban poverty, youth skills development, inclusive growth and migration. As the Senior Director of the Empowerment Program cluster, he led Brac’s new programmatic areas namely, the Urban Development Program, Human Rights and Legal Services, Skills Development Program and Migration Program.

Prior to joining Brac, he worked as a policy specialist for the Access to Information (A2i) Program at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Asif Saleh is an active member in a range of international networks and alliances, advocating inclusive achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

He was selected to be a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013. 

Asif was also recognised for his work by Asia Society’s Asia 21 program in 2008, the Bangladeshi American Foundation in 2007, and was selected as an Asia 21 Fellow in 2012. 

 He chairs Brac IT Services Limited and is on the board of Brac Bank and Brac Net. He is also a Board member of multiple non-profits, such as 1 Degree Initiative, Spreeha, Institute of Informatics and Development and Maya.