Shameem Ahsan

Entrepreneur, Venture Capital & Private Equity  Investor and
Policy Expert

House # 4/A, Rd 22A, Gulshan,Dhaka

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.

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Education
University of Central Oklahoma​
BBA, Management Information Systems
Professional Experience
TiE Dhaka
Founder
Jul 2014 – Present
Pegasus Tech Ventures
General Partner
2014 – Present
Responsibilities:
Pegasus Tech Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm founded by an exceptional team of seasoned entrepreneurs and proven international business leaders. Pegasus works with emerging technology companies worldwide and specializes in assisting entrepreneurs in North America achieve global expansion in Asian and European markets.
BAGDOOM.com
Chairman
Jan 2011 – Present
Responsibilities:
BAGDOOM.com is a leading online market-place and eCommerce company in Bangladesh featuring brands and deals on Computer & Electronics, Watches, Beauty & Health, Books, Antivirus & Internet Security, Bags, Belt & Accessories, Home & Kitchen Appliances, Mobile Phones, Perfume and Body Spray, Gifts,Chocolates,Flowers, Music CDs and apparels for both men and women. BAGDOOM.com has been ranked as Top 5 brands in Social media in Bangladesh by socialbakers.com.
Prime Minister's Digital Bangladesh Task Force, Government of Bangladesh
Member
Jan 2010 – Present
Responsibilities:
Prime Ministers' Digital Bangladesh Task Force is a high-powered task force headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with a view to making digital Bangladesh by 2021.The task force will monitor the implementation of e-governance, e-commerce, e-trade and finance, e-media, e-education and e-training across the country. The task force will prepare a work plan to export computer software, introduce IT-enabled service, establish intellectual property rights, electronic authentication and network security and develop network infrastructure and telecommunication equipment in the country.
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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.

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Education
University of Central Oklahoma
BBA, Management Information Systems
Professional Experience
BASIS
Vice Chairman
2008 – 2010
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Videos

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The ride that saves you. Jobike
 
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Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation
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Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!
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Speaking at Bangladesh Innovation summit -2020
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"Guardian Life Budget Analysis" program of Channel i
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Speaking on "ICT for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action"
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Round table discussion on "Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing for Bangladesh"
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Stimulas package and policy support are urgently needed to save our startups.
 
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Discussed Online Education Post COVID-19
 
 
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Shameem Ahsan talks about Digital Bangladesh policy to drive FinTechs growth with The Economic Times
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Shameem Ahsan's lifestyle on Independent TV's i-Style program
 
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Talking about challenges and opportunities in ICT sector, Digital Health & ShohoJoddha
 
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News

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Why local companies can and should make up the majority of our IT sector
 
 
“Digital World & BASIS Softexpo 2015”- A look back
 
 
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!
Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation
 
 
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Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!
 
 
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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.
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Speaking on National Budget proposal for ICT
Speaking on National Budget proposal for ICT, Startup and Venture capital in the "Guardian Life Budget Analysis" program of Channel i along with Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chief Adviser, East West University and Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank, Dr. Rasheda K Chowdhury, Former Advisor, Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and hosted by Sanjida Parvin.
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