Syed Almas Kabir

Convenor, BASIS SoftExpo 2017

Director, BASIS
Syed Almas Kabir, Chief Executive Officer of MetroNet Bangladesh Limited, is serving as a Director of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES of this coun- try. He has been associated with the ICT industry for the last 27 years. He studied Electrical Engineering at Jadavpur University, India and did his Masters from New York University. He was attached to academia as an Associate Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) for 12 years. He also was involved in various administrative roles in IUB, North South University & City University. Mr. Kabir was an adjunct faculty with National University and Northern University. Almas Kabir took MetroNet to new heights since 2006, establishing it as the most trusted data-communication company in the country offering Intranet, Internet, IP Telephony, and other IT Enabled Services nationwide. Syed Almas Kabir was elected as the Senior Vice President, Vice President and Treasurer of BASIS in the past. Almas has been elected as the President of American Alumni Association for the second time. Currently, he is also the Vice President of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Com- merce & Industry. He is Convener of the Standing Commit- tee on Telecom, ICT & Intellectual Property Rights of Dhaka Chamber. Mr. Kabir is the Co-Chairman of two FBCCI Standing Committees on e-Commerce and Telecom & IT. He was elected as the President of Junior Chamber International Bangladesh (JCI) and St. Joseph Old Boys’ Foundation. He also served as the International Councilor of JCI Asia-Pacific Development Council. Almas is the Member-Secretary of Traffic Management & Community Policing Committee of Gulshan-Banani-Baridhara-Niketan under the purview of Dhaka North City Corporation. He is also the Founder & Advisor of IUB Alumni Association (AiA). The US State Department awarded Mr. Kabir as an International Visitor in their Leadership Program (IVLP). He was the Team Leader of the Bangladesh Delegation to CeBIT 2013, 2014, & 2015 in Hannover, Germany and presented keynote-paper on Outsourcing Opportunities in Bangladesh at IT Investment Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.