Zubair Ahmed FOUNDER & CEO (Chief Executive Officer) 🇧🇩
Zubair AhmedFOUNDER & CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
CareerHe started his career as an Investment Banker and lead managed several venture funds. Throughout his career he has made 13 investment decision of which 6 of the invested companies got acquired by the likes of Google, Linkedin, Apple, Peoplesoft. He also has worked as a Vice President for Investment Banking division at Goldman Sachs. he managed the debt financing and M&A operation for the Asia Pacific region.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science University of the Philippines, Diliman; Master of Science Tokyo Institute of Technology; MBA, Yale University
HobbySkate Boarding, Table Tennis, Golf, Long drive, Ocean, Nature
Favorite FoodSashimi, Sushi, Nama Oyster, Sea Urchin, Kacchi Biriani, Tehari, Sangyapsol, Kaki Soup
MottoKnowing is NOT doing
Michael Schmitz CO - FOUNDER & CTIO (Chief Technology Innovation Officer) 🇩🇪
Michael SchmitzCO - FOUNDER & CTIO (Chief Technology Innovation Officer)
CareerAfter working for T-Systems and the United Nations during his studies, he joined the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in 2005, applying AI methods to research novel Natural User Interfaces for the Internet of Things. In 2012 he co-founded the Experimental Media Lab further investigating innovative concepts for effective and engaging human-computer interaction. In 2018 he joined Hishab as the CTO.
Academic BackgroundDiploma & PhD in Computer Science Saarland University, Germany
HobbyDigital, analog games, sports, music
Favorite FoodAll kinds of vegan curry!
Motto"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." (Albert Einstein)
Mio Ahmed CO-FOUNDER 🇯🇵
CareerIn 2011, she started her career at Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology as Project Manager. She has engaged in several projects for foreign remittance system development for overseas brunch of Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. In 2014 she was relocated to Singapore and worked as ICT solution sales executive at Softbank Telecom Singapore. She was mainly in charge of Japanese corporation account. In 2016, she joined Hishab as co-founder.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Business Otaru University of Commerce, Japan.
MottoOne life, live it.
Mohammad Fayadan Hossain CO-FOUNDER 🇧🇩
Mohammad Fayadan HossainCO-FOUNDER
CareerHis unconventional career started in his late teens where he used to do trading businesses and doing research work for large conglomerates. In about two years during the start of the 2nd year at his university, he become the Project Director for the First Private Port in Bangladesh. He worked in the port industry for over 3 years from the inception of the business and in late 2016 he Co-Founded Hishab.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of International Business North South University, Bangladesh
HobbyOutdoor adventures such as Cycling, Driving, Scuba Diving, meeting new people and listening to stories
Favorite FoodFried Chicken, Fried Rice, Nasi Goreng, Chicken Biryani, Kacchi Biryani, Sushi, Sashimi and steaks
MottoVision without execution is hallucination
Md. Sarwar Kamal HEAD OF ENGINEERING 🇧🇩
Md. Sarwar KamalHEAD OF ENGINEERING
CareerHe has started his career as a Software Engineer in 2010. Throughout his career, he was fortunate to have the working experiences with the leading-edge technologies in different roles including Product Manager, System Analyst and Software Architect. In early 2020, he joined Hishab as the Dev Lead & Software Architect to help scale the organization with building up a microservice landscape.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
HobbyTravelling, Reading Historical Novels
Favorite FoodRice, Pulses, Beef, Dried Fish
MottoImpact others by rectifying myself
Raghavendra Prasad PATENT LAWYER 🇮🇳
Raghavendra PrasadPATENT LAWYER
CareerHe started his career in intellectual property as an IP Analyst and he specializes in Drafting & Prosecution of Patent applications. Throughout his career, he has helped R&D in safeguarding intellectual property interests by capturing innovations, strategies scope of filings, prosecuting patent applications over various jurisdictions and performing competitor’s patents analysis. He also carries an expertise in development of systems for IPR processes. He has also worked on many opposition assignments to avert probable risks due to competitor’s IP.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Law with Honours in Intellectual Property Law RGSOIPL, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Bachelor of Technology JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida.
HobbyBadminton, Cycling, Swimming.
Favorite FoodPunjabi dishes, Kerala style sea food, Bengali sweets.
MottoLeave a mark.
Anik Kumar Saha PRODUCT MANAGER 🇮🇳
Anik Kumar SahaPRODUCT MANAGER
CareerAnik started his career as a Test Analyst in IBM India. Over the years he has built up a strong knowledge in understanding test processes, implementation and Automation Testing. Domain Knowledge across Banking, Airline, Retail, American Union System, Payment systems is his forte. Throughout his short 6+ years of Career, he has been striving hard to deliver software quality without any compromise.
Academic BackgroundB.Tech in Information Technology from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
HobbyCycling, Investing,Travelling, Gardening
Favorite FoodSorse Ilish,Luchi Aloor Dum, Aloo Posto,Rice with Mutton Curry, Butter Chicken with Tanduri Roti,Chola Kulcha, Bhetki- Fish Kabiraji
MottoU will Achieve it, If you can believe it! For the achievers, Sky's the Limit.
Arifur Rahman PRODUCT MANAGER 🇧🇩
Arifur RahmanPRODUCT MANAGER
CareerMishu started his career as an Urban Planner Specializing in GIS mapping. In his early days he worked in two major government projects in Bangladesh as GIS expert. He then pivoted towards music production and distribution and started working in a dual role as Marketing Manager and Audio Production Engineer at a indie music label, Incursion Music. He later joined Radio Foorti, the leading FM channel in Bangladesh. In 2015, he got picked up by an IT company, SSD-TECH and joined as a product manager. He worked in Telecom domain business and eventually became a mid level manager who led the digital transformation of the product portfolio. He also worked as a 3G & 4G VAS Manager at Robi Axiata Limited, the 2nd largest telecom in Bangladesh. Later he re-joined SSD-TECH as a senior manager and managed the digital services portfolio including telecom, payment, gaming and edu-tech products. He joined Hishab as Product Manager on April 2021. Mishu’s product portfolio includes names like Ghoorilearning, BeatMyTeam, BBC Janala, Grameenphone Voice Chat, Music IVR 2008, Lifestyle IVR 2580, Chakribazar, Rutiruji.
Academic BackgroundBURP, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), ACMP, IBA
HobbyGuitar Playing, Audio Engineering, Travel
Favorite FoodRice, Mashed Potato, Egg Fry
MottoTake Risks, don’t do nothing and die
Tareq-Al-Muntasir Head of NLP 🇧🇩
Tareq-Al-MuntasirHead of NLP
CareerTareq started his career in his startup, where he helped businesses derive actionable insights from data by applying natural language processing. He has experience working in the entire stack of a machine learning system. He has deployed several ASR, and text analysis systems for Bangla, Chinese and Burmese. He is very passionate about speech recognition and dialogue systems, especially for low resource languages.
Academic BackgroundBSc, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology
Favorite FoodBeef bhuna, Kacchi biriyani
MottoA person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
Yuto Nakamura MANAGER OF BIZ DEV & CORPORATE PLANNING 🇯🇵
Yuto NakamuraMANAGER OF BIZ DEV & CORPORATE PLANNING
CareerIn his first year of university, he participated in a program to develop practical problem-solving skills through consulting with Bangladesh's international NGO. He also worked in Bangladesh local EdTech Company as a business development intern. He participated in the launch of the Japanese Academy and contributed to the expansion of robot schools for kids in Bangladesh.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Language and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
HobbyMusic, Books, Travel, Soccer
Favorite FoodRamen, Suchi, Biriyani
MottoConstant dropping wears away a stone.
Christoph Voigt ADVISOR 🇩🇪
CareerSince 2009 he was working as Project Lead for some med-scaled retailers in Europe focusing on different business goals in the E-Commerce world. In 2017 he changed sides beginning to work as international Project and Program Manager for one of the largest service providers for E-Commerce solutions in Europe, KPS, with his main client residing in the Scandinavian countries. In 2019 he joined Hishab as IT Manager.
Academic Background2006 Master's degree in Multimedia Communication University for Journalism & Communication, Hannover, Germany. Diploma's degree in Media Informatics and Computer Science University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
HobbyTravelling, Gaming, Sports, Nature
Favorite FoodTajine with lamb and plum
MottoTake your time to understand. Then act.
Thomas Fossum Anderssen ADVISOR 🇳🇴
Thomas Fossum AnderssenADVISOR
CareerHe is a Solutions Architect with background from Telecommunication and Retail. In 2020 he joined Hishab/Voicebridge as a Solutions Architect to help scale the organization with building up a microservice landscape and introduce agile processes.
Academic BackgroundBachelor’s degree Information Technology University of Agder.
MottoIf you chase two rabbits, you catch none
Thorsten Engelbrecht ADVISOR 🇩🇪
CareerThorsten has been a consultant and project manager for enterprise business process management (BPM) for over 15 years in various roles. He joined a small consulting company already during his studies and stayed after the company was acquired by a large BPM software vendor in Germany. In 2009 the establishment of a new subsidiary drew Thorsten to work overseas in Australia for two years. Coming back to Germany in 2011 he decided to work as a freelance consultant, until he joined Hishab in 2020.
Academic BackgroundDiploma degree in Business Studies and Economics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (university), Germany
Favorite FoodThe diversity of good local food, best found on recommendations by a local friend. But since the occasions for that are rather rare I also settle for a good medium steak, ‘Currywurst’, plum dumplings, pancakes or a mushroom risotto.
Motto“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” (Abraham Lincoln)
Mika Furukawa HR ADVISOR 🇯🇵
Mika FurukawaHR ADVISOR
CareerShe started her career as a female regular position at AIG. She has participated in the world's first Internet World Expo (Internet World Expo '96). After working for 3DCG software development at ExpressionTools, Inc, , she joined livedoor Co.,Ltd. as a new business development and secretary to the president. She was in charge of human resources and compliance in the Corporate Planning Office. Since 2010, she has been a member of the Business Administration Department at the Corporate Headquarters of Asteria Corporation. In 2016, She invested in Hishab as angel investor. Since January 2020, she has been an advisor and founder at Toposware, a blockchain development company.
Academic BackgroundShokei University
HobbyOil painting, vocal music, wool felt making, Literature (works published in Japanese textbooks of junior highschool)
Atsushi Nagatoshi ADVISOR 🇯🇵
CareerHe has experience in M&A-related finance and other areas at the Corporate Planning Office of Livin' on the EDGE Co., Ltd.(later known as livedoor Co.,Ltd.). At DeNA Co., Ltd., he was responsible for both the investor relations and corporate planning departments, and led the management accounting and reassignment to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. After returning to Livedoor Corporation, he was responsible for building the organization after the spin-off, including setting up the administration department. As General Manager of the Corporate Planning Department at Infoteria Corporation (currently ASTERIA Corporation), he was responsible for investor relations, overseas business development including M&A of US companies, and capital increase. After serving as a director of a subsidiary in China, he has experience as a CFO of a start-up company, increasing capital and building the organization. In 2016, He invested in Hishab as angel investor.
Academic BackgroundInternational School of Dusseldorf e.V. Faculty of Law, Chuo University
HobbySoccer, Watching movie, Reading books, Drinking with friends,
MottoDream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Yuji Horiguchi ADVISOR 🇯🇵