Areas of Interest
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, International Business, Integrated marketing Communication, Digital Marketing
Currently working as the Assistant Professor of School of Business at University of Liberal Arts of Bangladesh. Asif has over 18 years of experience in International development. He specializes on entrepreneurship development, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and impact investment.
Asif lead the Private Sector Engagement Team in different international organizations and was responsible to conceptualize, initiate, manage and roll-out highly innovative and impactful development interventions that center on sustainable and value-enhancing partnerships with the private sector. Over the last decade, and in the critical areas of inclusive markets and supply chains, pro-poor corporate investments based on sustainable business models, inclusive business promotion and development research; he has created over 30 sustainable partnerships with MNCs, local conglomerates and academic institutions. He also serves as the member of Board of Directors of Anukul Foundation (www.anukulfoundation.org) which provides low cost loan for micro and small enterprises owned by the women entrepreneurs. Asif has advanced degree on non profit management from Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and on Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard Business School.
I-CAT Fellowship in 2015 awarded by LGT Venture Philanthropy, Switzerland.
CARE KATALYST in 2012. 20 professionals were selected among over 14,000 global staffs for a three phase one year long leadership development program as a recognition to their contribution to international development
CARE USA President’s Recognition for developing rural sourcing model in 2010
Gold Standard Award on Sustainability by Public Affairs Asia, Hong Kong in 2010 for developing Rural Sourcing Model in partnership with European Retailers and local entrepreneurs. Please click here.
ICT for Development Award by Bangladesh Government in 2010 for developing TOTTHOY TORI (Information Boat) in partnership with Grameen Phone. Information Boat was designed to provide information through digital media to people living in water locked areas. http://www.carebangladesh.org/news_details.php?id=26
Ahmed, A. U. (2015). Employment Generating Sector and Skill Development Program for Urban Poor. Dhaka: United Nation Development Program (UNDP).• Ahmed, A. U. (2002, May 14). Initaitve needed to to help SMEs reach export market. The Daily Financial Express , p. 6.• Ahmed, A. U. (2004, October 10). N