Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Sajeeb Wazed advises the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh on policy and strategic issues related to Information and Communication Technology as the Honorable Prime Minister's ICT Advisor. He is the architect of Digital Bangladesh. The policies taken by him as the Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor opened a new horizon of ICT usage in Bangladesh as the country continues to improve rapidly in all indicators of technological advancement including mobile phone users, internet users, accessing public services digitally, mobile banking, and earnings from ICT exports. His policies has already contributed to Bangladesh receiving investment from Silicon Valley. It is a paradigm shift for Bangladesh to reach such a height in ICT from what it had been even less than a decade ago.
Mr. Sajeeb Wazed is a successful IT entrepreneur and policy expert based in Washington, DC. He has worked in the industry for almost two decades. This includes several technology startups in the Silicon Valley. He has his own consulting practice in the Washington area with clients including global multinational companies.
Mr. Sajeeb Wazed has a Bachelor’s degree with a triple major in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science from Bangalore University, another Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2007, Mr. Wazed was elected ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. Besides, he was given the ICT for Development Award by four renowned international organizations during the UN General Assembly 2016.