Profile of Mr. Shameem Ahsan
Shameem Ahsan is an ICT entrepreneur, Venture Capital Investor & Policy maker widely recognized for his work to improve the reputation of the Bangladeshi ICT industry in the global space. He has played a pivotal role in the implementation of all the major policy changes related to the ICT sector in last one decade. He has been recognized as “Outstanding Tech Personality of 2015”.
A graduate from University of Central Oklahoma, USA, he is a General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital, a US$ 1.5 billion fund head quartered in Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder & Chairman of BAGDOOM.com, the largest lifestyle eCommerce venture in the country, as well as eGeneration Group, and Gemsclip.com. He is currently the Chairman of BASIS Presidents’ Forum and Immediate Past President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES. He is serving as a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBBCI) which is the apex trade body in Bangladesh and Chairman of Venture Capital & Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB). He is a Director of Agrani Bank and founder and President of TiE Dhaka. He is also a Director of Rajshahi Kings, a popular T20 cricket team of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which reached the final of BPL’2016 by participating for the first time.
He has been lauded many times for his significant contributions to the growth and development of the ICT industry–he has received the “Best Young Entrepreneur of Bangladesh” award from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh at Dhaka Chamber of Commerce Business Award; he was voted “Top Outstanding Young Person in Bangladesh” by JCI and awarded for his contribution to the eCommerce sector by Computer Jagat. He is a member of the Prime Ministers Digital Bangladesh Task Force from the private sector, which is the highest policy making body to monitor and implement the vision of building Digital Bangladesh.