Startup Bangladesh, the first and only flagship venture capital fund of the government, appointed Sami Ahmed as the new Managing Director. He is succeeding the position which remained vacant for six months now. Prior to that, Tina Jabeen was appointed as the first Managing Director & CEO for Startup Bangladesh.
Previously, Sami Ahmed was the Policy Advisor of the Leveraging ICT for Growth and Employment of the IT-ITES Industry (LICT-2) Project of the Bangladesh Computer Council, ICT Division. He was instrumental in many policy reforms for the ICT sector, including the National Blockchain Strategy and National Robot Strategy.
Prior to joining LICT, Mr. Ahmed was the Executive Director of the Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services (BASIS). Mr. Ahmed also worked at the a2i Project of the Prime Minister’s Office where he was part of many national initiatives under the Digital Bangladesh platform and played several roles including leading the Innovation team.