Bangladeshi technology entrepreneur Mostafizur Rahaman Sohel has been elected a director of ‘Business for E-Trade Development’ platform of United Nations.
The announcement came at the third UNCTAD e-Commerce Week 2017 held in Geneva from April 24 to 28.
The E-Trade for All" is a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the ability of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to use and benefit from e-commerce, said a news release of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) recently.
The statement also read that the platform will role on demand-driven mechanism in which leading development partners cooperate with the private sector to pool capabilities and resources Business for eTrade Development has been launched alongside the UNCTAD-led eTrade for All initiative where BASIS is playing a crucial role as a member of private sector advisory council. The active participation of BASIS will promote and expand the e-Commerce sector of Bangladesh.
Regarding the recognition, Mostafizur Rahman Sohel, also a director of BASIS, said that the recognition is a matter of pride not only for BASIS or e-Commerce sector, but also for Bangladesh. Through this initiative, awareness among public sector (Development partners, Government and agencies) regarding the obstacles pertaining in the e-Commerce sector will be created and possible solutions will be revealed. This will open a new dimension in e-Commerce.
Mostafizur Rahaman Sohel is a Dhaka-based serial entrepreneur and tech community organizer. He is the co-founder and CEO of three very well-regarded technology companies, Advanced ERP, Sigma Systems and recently founded Shaadibazar.com. A Director of BASIS, Mr. Sohel has 20 years of experience in technology, finance, and management as a Software Architect, Consultant, and Entrepreneur.