OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. George Hara graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Law and became involved in archaeological research in Central America until the age of 27, following which he enrolled in the Stanford MBA Program in California. After a period serving as UN Fellow, Mr. Hara received a Master of Science degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering. In 1984, Mr. Hara founded DEFTA Partners and went on to become one of the most prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the field of telecommunications and technology in the 1980s and '90s.
Mr. Saleh is the Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh. Prior to joining BRAC, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and also worked at GlaxoWellcome, NorTel, IBM. Upon his return to Bangladesh in 2008, he worked as a policy specialist for the UNDP funded project Access to Information Programme (A2i) at the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Asif is also the founder of Drishtipat, a global organization with chapters across the globe focusing on human and economic rights of Bangladeshis.
Mr. Masa Isono has been actively involved in venture development and corporate partnering for Japanese companies with U.S. and Asian partners for more than 20 years. At DEFTA, he is specifically in charge of value-creating services for its portfolio companies. Combining skills of international business development, joint ventures management, and knowledge of strategic planning and corporate finance, he provides entrepreneurs and corporations with experience, insight and the guidance needed to build strong businesses.
KAM Morshed leads BRAC’s advocacy, partnership, and technology teams. He facilitates BRAC’s policy engagements and stimulates technology adaptation to help reimagine BRAC’s internal processes and programme interventions. He is also responsible for fostering partnership between BRAC and the government to help expand BRAC’s impact. Before joining BRAC in October 2015, Mr Morshed led Bangladesh’s Policy, Innovation and Communication teams at UNDP for over 10 years. In that role, he managed UNDP-government partnerships and supervised various programme interventions in the areas of ICT4D, MDGs, aid effectiveness, trade, and south-south cooperation.
Raihan Shamsi, Chairman & CEO, DevoTech has joined the Board of BRACNet as an Independent Director in its 116th Board of Directors Meeting held on 12th February, 2020.Mr. Shamsi is the former CEO of Accenture Bangladesh and also worked as Managing Director of ASEAN Region of Accenture till early 2018. Prior to that, Raihan was the Deputy CEO & CFO of Grameenphone when he led the largest IPO of the country in 2009.Mr. Shamsi founded of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Bangladesh (IIAB) in 2004 which is part of a global platform of 150,000+ professional members worldwide engaged in improvement of corporate governance in 160 countries.