Riyad S.A. Husain


A 33 year old self-made entrepreneur, Riyad S.A. Husain is the Founder & CEO of Magnito Digital, one of the largest & leading digital agencies of Bangladesh. He has been serving as Director in Printex Ltd. and Giant Marketing. Currently he 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 country. In 2015, he has been named one of "Asia's Most Influential Digital Media Professionals" by World Brand Congress. During his tenure as CEO of Magnito Digital, the company has won the highly acclaimed "Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year 2015 Award" as a Digital Agency in the Rest of South Asia Category. In addition, Magnito won 4 awards locally including a Gold & Silver at the Commward 2015, organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum, in partnership with Cannes Lion. Riyad is an inves- tor in SD Asia, formerly known as Startup Dhaka. He dedicates voluntary time for the community and is one of the founders of Google Business Groups (GBG), Dhaka, a fast growing non-profit community under the Google Outreach Program. He could successfully build a quality community of 1000+ people in a span of under 12 months. He has been the Co-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Web Solutions & eMarketing at BASIS. Highly involved in the Bangladeshi Startup scene, he regu- larly speaks at various conferences, mentors young Start- ups and is currently a Founders Institute Mentor. Prior to starting business, Riyad worked for Arcadia Group in the UK. He has a BA (honors) degree from Richmond Univer- sity, UK. During his free time, Riyad plays football and is a travel addict!