BPCL’s Khadem Mahmud Yusuf reflects on his early career in Silicon Valley, his serendipitous path into entrepreneurship, his first venture Alap Communication and subsequent exit, how our experiences shape us, why Bangladesh startup ecosystem has no similarity with Silicon Valley and why we don’t need to build Facebook or Google in Bangladesh, his latest venture BPCL, his plans to make recycling a thing in Bangladesh and the hard work required to build a business. Bonus: his advice for early stage founders.
Affan Mahmud, the CEO of Boomerang Digital, is an interesting and enormously persistent person. Founder of multiple companies in sectors as diverse as technology to hospitality to café and restaurant to digital marketing, he is a master networker.
Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, Farzana Chowdhury, reflects on her early career life, the importance of taking initiative and creating one’s own identity and taking responsibility, her journey from Banking to Insurance, and why it is incredibly satisfying to follow one’s passion and never give up.