About me

Sajid Amit is a leading academic and development sector strategist and practitioner. Educated at Dartmouth College, SOAS-University of London, and Columbia University, he currently wears multiple hats as an Associate Professor at ULAB; Director, CES and EMBA program. He has his own business interests and investments in multiple organizations while also serving in regional roles in leading international development organizations.

He has more than seventeen years of experience in distinct sectors: international development, investment banking, management consulting, academia, and market research.

He was a Director at BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited where at the age of twenty-nine he was the youngest Director at a BRAC company. At BRAC EPL, he managed a portfolio of US$ 250 million, mostly those of foreign institutional investors such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank amongst others.

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He has overseen research operations of KPMG’s global offices in the US, UK, and EU. He has also won back-to-back research awards from BlackRock (UK) Advisory Ltd. Research Award and Morgan Stanley Investment Management (2012-2013). Furthermore, he is a recipient of KPMG India’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award (2009), Columbia University’s prestigious Richard Hofstadter Faculty Fellowship (2007), Columbia University’s South Asia Institute Research Award (2006), and Dartmouth College’s Vivian B. Allen Foundation Scholarship (2000-2004). Last but not least, he was one of the twenty-five Global Leaders under twenty-one selected by Credit Suisse in New York.

He is a key stakeholder in fintech and financial inclusion in Bangladesh having worked as Country Leader for Tala.co, a global fintech company and been a founder and board member of the Digital Finance Forum Bangladesh (DFFB), which played a leading role in enabling favorable policies for fintech in Bangladesh.

Sajid Amit has implemented several large projects for the British High Commission in Dhaka, Canadian High Commission, USAID and the US State Department.

He has appeared on BBC and several other leading international and domestic media outlets.

Sajid Amit is also an ardent audiophile and audio reviewer.

About me

Sajid Amit is a leading academic and development sector strategist and practitioner. Educated at Dartmouth College, SOAS-University of London, and Columbia University, he currently wears multiple hats as an Associate Professor at ULAB; Director, CES and EMBA program. He has his own business interests and investments in multiple organizations while also serving in regional roles in leading international development organizations.

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He has overseen research operations of KPMG’s global offices in the US, UK, and EU. He has also won back-to-back research awards from BlackRock (UK) Advisory Ltd. Research Award and Morgan Stanley Investment Management (2012-2013). Furthermore, he is a recipient of KPMG India’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award (2009), Columbia University’s prestigious Richard Hofstadter Faculty Fellowship (2007), Columbia University’s South Asia Institute Research Award (2006), and Dartmouth College’s Vivian B. Allen Foundation Scholarship (2000-2004). Last but not least, he was one of the twenty-five Global Leaders under twenty-one selected by Credit Suisse in New York.

He is a key stakeholder in fintech and financial inclusion in Bangladesh having worked as Country Leader for Tala.co, a global fintech company and been a founder and board member of the Digital Finance Forum Bangladesh (DFFB), which played a leading role in enabling favorable policies for fintech in Bangladesh.

Sajid Amit has implemented several large projects for the British High Commission in Dhaka, Canadian High Commission, USAID and the US State Department.

He has appeared on BBC and several other leading international and domestic media outlets.

Sajid Amit is also an ardent audiophile and audio reviewer.

Expertise

Financial Inclusion, Fintech, and Financial Literacy
Investment Advisory for Foreign Investors
Entrepreneurship, social enterprise and startups
Promotion of Diversity, Tolerance and Pluralism
Youth, Skill development and technology
Social Media Literacy

Expertise

Financial Inclusion, Fintech, and Financial Literacy
Investment Advisory for Foreign Investors
Entrepreneurship, social enterprise and startups
Promotion of Diversity, Tolerance and Pluralism
Youth, Skill development and technology
Social Media Literacy

In the Media

Somoy TV News

WaterCredit Wrokshop Covered by Nagorik TV

Adopting WaterCredit Workshop Covered by Jamuna TV

Adopting Water Credit Covered by Gtv

Publications

2019 Financial Inclusion Summit Conference Proceedings

ULAB and bKash hosted a one-day industry and academic
conference, the 2019 Financial Inclusion Summit.
The event was attended by 170 participants from academia, banks, corporates, donor organizations,
government organizations, NGO and INGO representatives, consultants and media persons.

Ridesharing Startups in Bangladesh: Latest White Paper

Overall, the estimated market valuation for the ridesharing startups, all business
verticals combined, based on individual interviews, is $300 million at present.

Shopper Survey on E-commerce in Bangladesh : ecommerce cover Perception, Demand & Usage Trends

In light of the exciting growth prospects of e-commerce in Bangladesh, the Center for Enterprise & Society (CES)

Talks

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