Asif Saleh


Mr. Asif Saleh is the Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh. Prior to joining BRAC, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and also worked at Glaxo Wellcome, 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, and co-founder of Drishtipat Writers' Collective. He contributes regularly to local and international dailies. Mr. Asif was recognized for his work by Asia Society's Asia 21 programme in 2008, the Bangladeshi American Foundation in 2007, and was selected as an Asia 21 Fellow in 2012.

Mr. Asif was selected to be a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2013. He holds Bachelors in Computer Science and an MBA in Management from NYU Stern School of Business. He is currently a member of the advisory board of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, board member of Institute of Informatics and Development, and trustee board member of Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation.

Mr. Saleh is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. He is also an active member in a range of international networks and alliances advocating inclusive achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. He is a member of the Millions Learning International Advisory Group, Brookings Institute, a member of the advisory group of South Africa-based Innovation Edge, an institution promoting early childhood development. He is a member of the global board for Generation Unlimited, a global body of UNICEF promoting youth skills, and also a member of the global governing council of Water Resource Group 2030.