Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir
Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir is currently the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos. She is also the Vice Chairperson of United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, as well as Co- Founder & Vice Chairperson of both D Money (Fin Tech) and Syntec (Health Tech). Following her education, she worked for Sun Microsystems/Oracle as well as investment firms and startups in Silicon Valley for about 20 years. She has also served as the Country Director for Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for South East Asia, New Markets in Microsoft and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies. Ms. Kabir is a member of the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development in New Delhi, India. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the 10 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pioneers in the world by the United Nations Global Compact, and in 2016, Ms. Kabir was one of the 10 recipients of Microsoft’s Prestigious Founders Award (Rolex watch) given by Bill Gates.