Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC
Asif Saleh is the senior director of strategy, communications and empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International. Prior to joining BRAC, he was executive director at Goldman Sachs, and also worked at GlaxoWellcome, NorTel, IBM. Upon his return to Bangladesh in 2008, he worked as a policy specialist for the UNDP funded project Access to Information Program (A2i) at the Prime Minister’s Office. Saleh is the founder of Drishtipat, a global organization with chapters across the globe focusing on human and economic rights of Bangladeshis. Saleh was recognized for his work by Asia Society’s Asia 21 program in 2008, the Bangladeshi American Foundation in 2007, and was selected as an Asia 21 Fellow in 2012. Saleh was selected to be a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2013. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science and an MBA in management from NYU Stern School of Business. He is currently a member multiple nonprofits such as 1 degree Inititative, Spreeha, Institute of Informatics and Development, and a 2013 mentor of the Unreasonable Institute and a member of the advisory council of Public Interest Registry. He is the chair of BRAC IT service limited and a director of BRAC.net and IPDC finance.