Shameem Ahsan

Shameem Ahsan is one of the foremost figures in the Bangladeshi ICT industry. Mr. Ahsan is an ICT entrepreneur, 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 numerous major policy changes related to the ICT sector in recent years.

His first and most significant endeavor started with the formation of eGeneration Ltd. which later on paved the way for his other successful associations such as (former name was, one of the premier e-commerce sites in the country, as well as Benchmark e-Generation Limited and Element 5 Limited, amongst many others.

Mr. Ahsan playing an instrumental role through eGeneration brought in a Silicon valley based venture Capital firm, Fenox Venture Capital, to Bangladesh. He is the General Partner of the VC and is also the only Bangladeshi based businessman who is a fund manager for a global company of such stature as Fenox, which is a 1.5 billion dollar investment firm.

Currently, he is serving as the President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES of this country. He is serving as a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) which is the top trade body in Bangladesh. He is a Director of Agrani Bank, one of the largest banks in the country.

Shameem Ahsan 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 E-Commerce sector by Computer Jagat. He is a member of the Prime Ministers Digital Bangladesh Task Force, which is the highest policy making body to monitor and implement the vision of building Digital Bangladesh and elevating Bangladesh to the status of a middle income country.

Shameem Ahsan has played an instrumental role in the promotion of the Bangladeshi ICT industry overseas and has been working tirelessly to bring greater investment into Bangladesh. Through a series of speeches, keynotes and talks at various events all over the world, he has elevated the presence of the Bangladeshi ICT industry globally. ICT in Bangladesh is a booming sector and Shameem Ahsan is one of the pioneers leading this growth; with his vast experience and tireless dedication to the field of ICT, he is one of the major change makers guiding the technology sector of Bangladesh to global recognition and prominence.