Asif Saleh is the Executive Director for BRAC and BRAC International. He has diverse multi-sectoral experience in senior leadership roles in private, public, and non-government sectors with a proven track record of effectively managing interfaces of development programming, operational and financial sustainability, and building effective partnerships, both within and outside BRAC.
Prior to joining BRAC in 2011, Asif Saleh was the executive director at Goldman Sachs and also worked at GlaxoWellcome, NorTel and IBM. Upon his return to Bangladesh in 2008, he worked as a policy specialist for the UNDP-funded Access to Information Programme (A2i) at the Prime Minister’s Office.
He is the founder of Drishtipat, a global organisation with chapters across the globe focusing on human and economic rights of Bangladeshis. He was recognised for his work by Asia Society’s Asia 21 programme in 2008, the Bangladeshi American Foundation in 2007, and was selected as an Asia 21 Fellow in 2012. He was selected to be a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2013. Asif Saleh holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA in management from NYU Stern School of Business. He is a member of the board of director for BRAC Bank and BRAC Net.