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
Christoph Voigt CPO (Chief Product Officer) 🇩🇪
Christoph VoigtCPO (Chief Product Officer)
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 CTO (Chief Technology Officer) 🇳🇴
Thomas Fossum AnderssenCTO (Chief Technology Officer)
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 COO (Chief Operating Officer) 🇩🇪
Thorsten EngelbrechtCOO (Chief Operating Officer)
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)
Md Nasimul Gani SOFTWARE DEVELOPER 🇧🇩
Md Nasimul GaniSOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Aseequl Khan PROJECT MANAGER 🇧🇩
Aseequl KhanPROJECT MANAGER
CareerHis career spanned from a software developer to a system analyst to a project manager, he started his career in 1993 at MOHFW, Bangladesh. Before his post-graduation in 2006, he was engaged in various levels of software development both in Bangladesh and in the UK. Afterward he concentrated on planning and managing software and web projects both in Bangladesh and in Thailand. In early 2020, he joined Hishab as the Project Manager of MFI projects.
Academic BackgroundMaster of Science in Information System Development London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
Favorite FoodVuna Khichuri, Beef.
MottoTaste your words, before you give it to others.
Kai Karren SOFTWARE / NLP ENGINEER 🇩🇪
Kai KarrenSOFTWARE / NLP ENGINEER
CareerHe is working for Voicebridge UG/Hishab alongside his Master studies at Saarland University. He previously worked as student assistant for the Big Data Analytics Group. Current main research interests include Conversational User Interfaces, phone-based Voice User Interfaces, User Experience and Usability Design, as well as Emotion and Sentiment Analysis and its application.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Media informatics, Saarland University.
HobbyKarate, Table Tennis, Swimming, Reading
Favorite FoodVarious noodle dishes like Spaghetti Bolognese, Salmon, Breaded "Schnitzel", Layered Salad, Spring Rolls, Tacos
MottoDon’t dream it, do it
Jiya Uddin Ahmad SOFTWARE ENGINEER 🇧🇩
Jiya Uddin AhmadSOFTWARE ENGINEER
CareerHe is a Computer Engineer who started his career as a Data Transcription Officer at Hishab. At the beginning he utilized his time to observe how human-Tran scripted data is fed to the Bengali ASR to build an ultimate Voice Recognition System grew out of Artificial Intelligence. Then he stepped up to contribute his part being a Software Developer and participated in various projects for the betterment of the ASR by building a fully functional ASR training software. Now he is expanding his career working with IVR systems and other software projects.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering Daffodil International University.
HobbyTable Tennis, Hill Tracking, Coding, Nature, Ocean, Music, Games
Favorite FoodKacchi Biriani, Chinese Cuisine, Thai Food, Local Spicy Food
MottoLiving is better than to just Survive!
Md. Naib Hossain Khan SOFTWARE DEVELOPER 🇧🇩
Md. Naib Hossain KhanSOFTWARE DEVELOPER
CareerHe started his career as a programmer. Throughout the journey of his career, he worked for many companies and worked on many projects successfully. He has good skills in Java, JS, Python, ReactJs, Angular and many more languages and frameworks and now works as a full-stack developer.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
HobbyCricket, Football, Playing Card, Travelling
Favorite FoodKacchi Biriani, Tehari, Pizza, Mango
MottoWork until your signature becomes an autograph
Md. Sarwar Kamal DEV LEAD & SOFTWARE ARCHITECT 🇧🇩
Md. Sarwar KamalDEV LEAD & SOFTWARE ARCHITECT
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.
Md. Talha SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR 🇧🇩
Md. TalhaSYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
CareerHe started his career as a Support Engineer (NOC) at an ISP. Later on, he worked as a System Administrator for several software companies before joining Hishab. He has four Red Hat Certifications.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science East West University; Achieved Dean's List Award. Master of Science North South University; 1 IEEE Publication.
HobbyTravelling, Cooking, Adventure Sports
Favorite FoodKacchi Biriani, Tehari, Fuchka, Beef Vuna
MottoA life spent helping others is a life filled with purpose
Zaowad Rahabin NLP ENGINEER 🇧🇩
Zaowad RahabinNLP ENGINEER
CareerHe started his career as a ML engineer at Socian Ltd . Worked on various speech and nlp domain projects that includes asr,tts,sentiment analysis and chatbots. During this period he got to serve clients like Grameen phone, Gigatech ltd, Transcom ltd, Chinese aviation ministry and Hishab Ltd. After working at Socian ltd for 1 year and 8 months he joined Hishab Ltd as a Senior ML engineer in December,2020 . After joining Hishab he worked on asr systems for Hishab’s MFI and MSME domain and currently working on Voice banking project. His expertise domain is speech signal processing and NLP.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology .
HobbyWatching anime, reading manga and gaming.
Favorite FoodBeef items
MottoIf there is 0.0.1% possibility of making things work, then grind until done.
Md. Tariqul Islam ML ENGINEER 🇧🇩
Md. Tariqul IslamML ENGINEER
CareerHe has started his career as a Machine Learning Engineer in Hishab Ltd. During his study in undergrad level, he was involved directly in IEEE signal processing society and was Secretary of that Student Branch Chapter. During his academic career, he attended many international competitions like Signal Processing cup and Video and Image Processing cup. He did lots of projects and researches, mostly on Signal processing and Machine learning domain
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
HobbySwimming, Cycling, Football
Favorite FoodIlish fish, Mejban, Borhani, Kacchi Biriani, Aflatoon, Fruit Custard.
MottoDon’t wait for the impulse, prepare yourself.
Almir Lisic TECHNICAL LEAD / SOFTWARE ARCHITECT 🇧🇦
Almir LisicTECHNICAL LEAD / SOFTWARE ARCHITECT
CareerAlmir worked part time in retail while doing studies. After he finished studies he started working with Operation and monitoring for a Norwegian largest logistics company from 2011-2014. Then he left the OP team and joined AOI (application operations and integration) Where he was main lead and responsible for automating company processes. In 2015 he joined a tech-team in the Norwegian government and worked as a Technical manager. Where various tasks were performed: project lead, architecture, system development and management, supplier follow-up. Main task was to migrate legacy systems to new architecture acting as a tech-lead. Eventually he began his journey in Hishab from Jan 2021 and is currently working as a tech-lead/architect. His main task involved introducing new standards and processes for the it-delivery team.
Academic BackgroundBachelors degree in Applied Computer Technology, Høyskolen i Oslo
NationalityBosnia and Herzegovina
HobbyNature, Cycling, Diving, Camping, Gaming
Favorite FoodCevap, Burek, Sarma
MottoWe don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents
Anik Kumar Saha QA ENGINEER 🇮🇳
Anik Kumar SahaQA ENGINEER
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.
Faria Ahmed PATENT ENGINEER 🇧🇩
Faria AhmedPATENT ENGINEER
CareerFaria started her career as an Intern in the project and development sector in Grameenphone. Then she made a career shift to intellectual property and joined Peplink - a cybersecurity and networking solutions organization headquartered in the U.S, and worked with their team for more than four years. She landed the Patent Engineer position at Hishab in February 22’ and has been responsible for managing its intellectual property ever since.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in EEE, American International University, Bangladesh
HobbyBadminton, Classical Dance, Traveling, Roller Skates
Favorite FoodButter chicken , Butter paneer, Crab cakes, Kacchi Biriani, Maki rolls, Fish n’ Chips
MottoIf you’re going through hell, keep going.
Arifur Rahman PRODUCT MANAGER - MFI 🇧🇩
Arifur RahmanPRODUCT MANAGER - MFI
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. From the radio job, he got picked up by an IT company, SSD-TECH and joined as a product manager, content. There he worked in Telecom domain and eventually became a mid level manager who led the digital transformation of the product portfolio. He also worked at the Robi Axiata Limited and managed CRBT and streaming VAS portfolio. Later he re-joined SSD-TECH as a senior manager and worked to launch products in the e-learning and gaming domains. 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
Ali Demirsoy Technical Lead 🇹🇷
Ali DemirsoyTechnical Lead
CareerAli is an ambitious software engineer with broad experience in the financial and e-commerce industries. He has 11 years of professional experience some of which are with globally distributed teams. He is into continuous self-development, applying cutting-edge technologies and startup ecosystems.
Academic BackgroundBS, Software Engineering, Bogazici University; MS, Software Engineering, Technical University of Madrid / Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)
HobbyTravel, Tennis, Football
Favorite FoodLevantine cuisine
MottoAll is well
Yuto Nakamura Assistant Product Manager 🇯🇵
Yuto NakamuraAssistant Product Manager
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.
Md Waziul Islam MFI OPERATIONS 🇧🇩
Md Waziul IslamMFI OPERATIONS
CareerIn 2014, he started his career at Sigtran Limited Software company Dhaka,Bangladesh as Executive (Finance and Account). He is engaged in maintaining the whole account section, keeping regular deal with clients and bank and also maintain the human resource of the office employee. In 2017 he joined Hishab Ltd. As Operation Executive, MFI
Academic BackgroundPostgraduate degree of Economics at Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
HobbyTraveling, Reading Book
Favorite FoodBengali Food
MottoI Believe honesty and hard work.
Md Nazmul Hossain MFI OPERATION 🇧🇩
Md Nazmul HossainMFI OPERATION
CareerIn 2017 he started his career in Ordinary IT as a Trainer of Office Application, Graphics Design and Computer Networking(CCNA). In October 2018, he joined Hishab Limited as an Operation Executive (MFI)
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering University of Information Technology and Science (UITS). Diploma in Computer Technology Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute.
HobbyTraveling, Cycling, Fishing, Gardening and Photography
Favorite FoodBeef Tehari, Kacchi Biriani and All kind of Bengali Food
Motto"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." -Albert Einstein
Syed Kamal Hossain TRANSCRIPTION OFFICER 🇧🇩
Syed Kamal HossainTRANSCRIPTION OFFICER
CareerIn 2015, he started his career at SOA Associates, as Marketing Executive. In 2020, he joined HISHAB as a Transcriber.
Academic BackgroundMaple Leaf International School. O & A’ Level (Private Candidate) British Council.
NationalityMaple Leaf International School. O & A’ Level (Private Candidate) British Council.
HobbyCricket, Basketball, Badminton.
Favorite FoodChicken Roast, Kacchi Biryani, Chocolate Pastry.
MottoIf you believe, you can achieve.
Clinton Munna Muhuri TRANSCRIPTION OFFICER 🇧🇩
Clinton Munna MuhuriTRANSCRIPTION OFFICER
CareerHe started his career as a Freelance translator. He worked in different fields. Throughout his life, he kept his life simple in order to do the volunteer work that he needs to do to live as a Christian.
Academic BackgroundHigher Secondary School Certificate Mirpur Bangla College, Dhaka.
HobbyFishing, Cricket, Collecting Coins, Singing, Learning Japanese Language
Favorite FoodAll the food that my Mom Cooks & Sushi, Okonomiyaki, Biriyani, Tonjiru Ramen, Miso Soup
MottoAll things that you want others to do to you, you also must do it to others.
Mazharul Islam ACCOUNTING MANAGER 🇧🇩
Mazharul IslamACCOUNTING MANAGER
CareerHe starting his career as audit supervisor to Mushi Muhit Haque & Co. Then, he moved as a professional accountant to CARE International (As a project JITA social Business Bangladesh Ltd for five years). Afterwards he moved to a consultancy firm as a manager finance named Change Associates ltd for three years. Later he began his journey in Hishab ltd.
Academic BackgroundCA Partly qualified from ICAB. LLB National University. Bachelor of Commerce and Honours in Accounting National University. Master of Commerce in Accounting National University.
HobbyCricket, Reading book
Favorite FoodAny fruits, Beef Bhuna, Chicken fry and chotpoti.
Sumaia Akhter HR ASSISTANT 🇧🇩
Sumaia AkhterHR ASSISTANT
CareerShe started her career in teaching profession. After completing her graduation, she started her job in Hishab Ltd. as a transcriber officer. Now, she is working as Accounts & Admin executive at Hishab Ltd.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Dhaka City College.
HobbyCooking, Story Reading, Nature.
Favorite FoodDon’t wait for the impulse, prepare yourself.
Mottolive and learn
Michelle Reiter IT HR Assistant 🇩🇪
Michelle ReiterIT HR Assistant
CareerMichelle is currently doing her Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on organizational and work psychology. Her bachelors thesis focused on the acceptance of therapists for a virtual agent to supplement therapy. The agent was supposed to help patients returning to work. Before that she has been working as a trained media artist for four years. She continued to work as a self employed designer during her bachelors degree.
Academic BackgroundBachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Saarland
HobbyRunning, Cosplay, Sewing, Drawing (both digitally and traditional), going to the cinema with friends
Favorite FoodBurgers, Sushi, Katsudon, Grünkohl, Waffles and pancakes
MottoNothing is "impossible", it's just "hard"
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 🇯🇵