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Strategist | Entrepreneur | Advisor

Hello, my name is Nayeem Ashrafi, and thank you for visiting my profile.

I have multifaceted experience in the ICT industry and government, ranging from strategy, operations, policymaking, project management, strategic initiatives, new business development, innovation and product management. A highly accomplished corporate strategist, startup advisor, and management consultant, I am the mastermind behind establishing Startup Bangladesh Limited, the first government-owned venture capital company in Bangladesh, and a national payments infrastructure project of the ICT Division and Bangladesh Bank,​​​ Interoperable Digital Transaction Platform (binimoy). I am currently overseeing the a2i Innovation Fund and a2i Innovation Lab at Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme under ICT division and Cabinet Division, supported by UNDP and other development partners, a2i is spearheading the Digital Bangladesh journey and now envisioning and designing the Smart Bangladesh by 2041.

I know global & local markets, emerging business and technology trends, competitive intelligence, outcome-driven Innovation, technology & transformation, and industry & trend analysis. I am passionate about the intersection of innovation, business, and technology.

Specialties: operations, strategy, policymaking, new business design and development, project and program management, full-stack marketing, digital transformation, FinTech, eCommerce and digital business, startup, innovation and entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, venture capital, and private equity.

I am a member of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA), American Management Association (AMA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). I was a Lead Director of Founder Institute, Bangladesh. I am a blockchain enthusiast. I am a Scrum practitioner, I follow and promote agile methodologies and lean principles.

I have been actively involved with the startup community, where we want to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurship culture in Bangladesh. I am a strategist, entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to technology-driven startups.

If you are interested, please visit my LinkedIn profile for details.

I love critical thinking and solution mapping, traveling, angling, listening to songs, writing blogs, sports/leisure activities, and spending time with my family.

Feel free to email me. You can schedule a face-to-face meeting or conference call using this scheduling tool.

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