Shameem Ahsan

Entrepreneur, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investor and Policy Expert

Chris John Agarap

About Me

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 Ltd., 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.

Education

University of Central Oklahoma

BBA, Management Information Systems

Professional Experience

eGeneration

Founder & Chairman

2003 – Present
Responsibilities:

eGeneration is a software services company having clients in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Japan and Bangladesh. With its comprehensive understanding of diverse business verticals and wide resources, eGeneration mobilizes the right people, skills, and technologies to help organizations enhance its performance and transform cost burdens into competitive business assets. Business Technology Services: * Offshore/Onsite Software Development * Web 2.0 Development & Social Media Solutions * e-Governance Solutions * Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions * Customer Relationship Management Solutions * Human Resource Management System * IT Consulting

Agrani Bank Limited

Board Director

Dec 2012 – May 2019
Responsibilities:

Agrani Bank Limited, a leading commercial bank with 900 branches strategically located in almost all the commercial areas throughout Bangladesh, overseas Exchange Houses and hundreds of overseas Correspondents, came into being as a Public Limited Company on May 17, 2007.

Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI)

Board Director

May 2015 – Apr 2019

Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS)

Chairman

Sep 2013 – Jul 2016
Responsibilities:

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) is the national association for Software & IT Enabled Services companies of Bangladesh. Formed in 1997, the association has been working with a vision of developing vibrant local software & IT service industry in the country. In persuasion of this vision, BASIS has been working relentlessly to create IT awareness in the society through projecting the high importance of making the country more IT enabled for a better future of the nation. At the same time the association has been working hard for creating an enabling environment for the software & ITES industry of the country so that it can flourish by rightly utilizing the huge market potential- both home and abroad.

Videos

The ride that saves you. Jobike

Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation

Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!

Speaking at Bangladesh Innovation summit -2020

"Guardian Life Budget Analysis" program of Channel i

Speaking on "ICT for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action"

News

blog

Why local companies can and should make up the majority of our IT sector

blog

“Digital World & BASIS Softexpo 2015”- A look back

blog

Memories from Launching of NASA Space Apps Incubator Innovation Program in 2016.

In 2018, For the 1st time Bangladesh has become World Champion at NASA Space Apps Challenge. So glad and proud that we started the initiative from BASIS!

blog

Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation

blog

Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!

blog

Digital Transformation: A Road to prosperity post-COVID 19

Speaking on "Digital Transformation: A Road to prosperity post-COVID 19" at Bangladesh Innovation summit -2020 organized by Bangladesh Innovation forum.

Get in Touch