Kamal Quadir applies technology to allow people to advance economically bringing social progress. bKash offers millions of unbanked people access to financial services through basic cell phones in Bangladesh.
Earlier he founded CellBazaar introducing electronic marketplace in Bangladesh. It won the Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development Award 2008 and Asia Telecom’s Innovation of the Year 2008 Award.
Kamal is a founding member of Open World Initiatives and is involved with Anwarul Quadir Foundation. He received the Tech Award in 2007 for “Applying Technology to Benefit Humanity.” He is a First Mover Fellow of The Aspen Institute. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum and a TED Fellow in 2009.