Kamal Quadir is a Bangladeshi American entrepreneur and artist who is the CEO of Bangladesh's one of the first mobile-money platform, "bKash". He is one of the most-cited thinkers in mobile innovations who has been credited for "grass-root level market creation" with emerging technologies.
bKash provides financial services through an extensive network of community-based agents and existing technology, including mobile phones.
He is also known for his creation CellBazaar, a mobile phone based electronic marketplace which, after reaching 4 million users, was acquired by Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor in 2010.
Kamal is a founding member of Open World Initiatives, a Lausanne, Switzerland based organization of young thinkers. He is involved with Anwarul Quadir Foundation which recognizes innovations in developing countries. He is a First Mover Fellow of The Aspen Institute. In 2009, TED selected Kamal a TEDIndia Fellow and the World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader.
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