Technical Advisor, currently working in Bangladesh
Syed Najibullah has been working in the development sector since 2010 with exposure in different facets of project management, namely needs assessment, project conception, design and development, operational planning and budgeting, M&E, research and reporting, etc. in diverse project context, especially in the realm of inclusive finance, livelihood and empowerment, and entrepreneurship development.
Prior to joining ThinkWell, he worked with the Institute of Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), funded by UKAid DFID, and looked after capacity building interventions, targeted for the microfinance practitioners and implemented through twenty-four partner NGO-MFIs across the country, as well as international projects with counterparts in Thailand, Nepal, and China. He also played a strategic role in setting up an incubation center at BRAC University to promote start-up culture among the students. Besides, Najibullah successfully contributed to consulting assignments in myriad areas, including economic empowerment, financial inclusion, microenterprise development, strategic and sustainability planning, and municipal finance, funded by WFP, European Union, UNCDF, ADB, etc.
In his early career, Najibullah also had a short stint in the banking and manufacturing sectors. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and holds a Master in Islamic Finance degree from INCEIF, Malaysia and an MBA in Finance from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
At the AUHC incubator operated by ThinkWell, Najibullah brings programmatic and strategic insight to guide informed decision making for the sustainability of Surjer Hashi Network (SHN), the largest health care social enterprise in the world.
I joined ThinkWell to strengthen its theory of change that emphasizes on bringing disruptions in the current health systems of the developing countries and creating access to health care for all, especially the people at the bottom of the pyramid.
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