Shazeeb M Khairul Islam
Field Advisor, Bangladesh
Shazeeb joins Give2Asia in February 2018 as the Bangladeshi Field Advisor and brings in 6 year’s experience of building social businesses on ground with expertise in enterprise design, project management, youth development and event management.
As the Founder & CEO of YY Goshti, Shazeeb supports early stage social businesses in Bangladesh with education, mentorship, business services, office space and access to capital. He is also the co-founder of Shishir Water, a clean & safe drinking water solution in a jar for consumption, which is produced easily in a sustainable way using surface water. Shazeeb was the founding Country Director of Spark* International, responsible for supporting local leaders with local solutions with training, grants and impact investment. During his tenure with Spark* International Shazeeb supported 30+ entrepreneurs who impacted more than 100,000 lives in a year. He holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Dhaka. While at University of Dhaka, Shazeeb initiated Social Business Youth Alliance (SBYA) to harness the power of young people, entrepreneurship and technology to bring change by building social businesses. SBYA now connects more than 12,000 young people globally and Shazeeb serves the organizations as the Board President. Shazeeb is passionate about social business and believes in the power of youth entrepreneurship. He speaks globally on social business design and you may find him spending quality time with entrepreneurs in Dhaka.