Shahid Akbar

Md Shahid Uddin Akbar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID), an inclusive business initiative to promote the use ICT as a tool for sustainable development since 2008. The flagship initiative e-Krishok (Electronic Farmer) is one Mr. Akbar’s effort to innovate & demonstrate the scopes of ICT to serve the rural farmers and develop a business model to offer ICT enabled extension to market linkage service. He worked in Tanzania, Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, Spain, Ghana etc. as Consultant in ICT4D projects. Mr Akbar, completed his Masters in Finance and Banking, He joined a private commercial bank and served as Credit Officer for 8 eight years. He contributed in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at national and international level. Mr. Akbar worked as ICT Consultant in SwissContact/Katalyst from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Akbar is now serving as a Member of the Editorial Panel of Working Paper Series on ICT4D jointly published by BIID and University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He is also serving as Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Telecentre Network, Junior Chamber International and Rotary International District 3281.