bKash CEO Kamal Quadir has been named as one of the global high-impact leaders in finance by Washington-based nonprofit organisation Aspen Institute.
The Aspen Institute, the global organisation committed to realising a free, just, and equitable society, has named the 2023 Class of its Finance Leaders Fellows and included Quadir in the list, as a diverse range of high-impact leaders to shape the future of finance.
The Finance Leaders Fellowship is a global community of values-based senior finance leaders driving industry change to power societal progress.
The 23 leaders of the 2023 class join more than 100 finance fellows around the world who are committed to forging a new cultural paradigm in the finance industry – a paradigm that marshals the industry’s global influence to address urgent societal challenges and promote sustainable economic growth, said Aspen Institute said in a media release.
Of the other 22 of 2023’s finance leader fellows, 12 were selected from the USA, two from Canada, three from the UK and one each from Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, Romania and Saudi Arabia.
All of them, including Kamal Quadir, will join a wider community of over 3,500 values-based leaders in over 60 countries as part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).
“The finance ecosystem is a bedrock that sits beneath communities big and small, affecting lives and livelihoods in every corner of the world. We believe the global finance industry needs the imagination and leadership of these Fellows to recreate itself to be a force for good and belonging,” said Dar Vanderbeck, acting executive director of the Finance Leaders Fellowship.