Ms Tamara Hasan Abed is senior director, BRAC Enterprises, heading BRAC’s 13 social enterprises including Aarong, BRAC Dairy and BRAC Seed & Agro Enterprise. She is a member of BRAC’s executive management committee.
Ms Abed is a member of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University, the BRAC University Syndicate and Chairperson of BRAC University’s Finance Committee. She is a director on the boards of BRAC EPL Investments, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage, IPDC Finance, BRAC Karnafuli Tea Co., BRAC Kaiyacherra Tea Co., BRAC Kodala Tea Estate and BRAC Industries Ltd. She chairs the board of BRAC Services Ltd. and is the executive trustee of Ayesha Abed Foundation. She also served on the Board of BRAC Bank for eight years until June 2016.
Ms Abed started her career in 1995 as an investment banker in Corporate Finance at Peregrine Capital Ltd., Dhaka and worked in Goldman Sachs, New York in Mergers and Strategic Advisory. She also worked in BRAC’s Urban Development Programme and managed a small business of her own in the hospitality industry. She has 20 years of experience in multiple sectors including retail, finance, social enterprise, development, dairy and hospitality both locally and internationally. Tamara is an Asia 21 Young Leader and was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2010. She received the Outstanding Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress in 2014.
She has a BSc (Econ.) honours degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. In 2014, Ms Abed attended an executive course on Transformational Leadership at Oxford University’s Said Business School.
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