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Samira Zuberi Himika

Samira Zuberi Himika is the Founder & Managing Director of Team Engine (BASIS member). Recently her R&D team introduced global innovation first complete ‘Bangla Optical Character Recognizer’ (compatible for more than 120+ bangla fonts) to enable digitalization of Bangla contents and also introduced Bangla Corpus and Bangla Text-to-Speech. Himika is working with Global Startup Movement as a mentor, organizer, speaker and she has contributed and lead many startup events in Bangladesh and abroad. From Team Engine, this campaigner organized country’s flagship platform “National Entrepreneurship Summit” celebrated by more than 32,000 entrepreneurs. She represented Bangladesh to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 participated by 130+ countries. Himika is also leading a nationwide health & telemedicine project called ALCHEMY. Prior to starting business, she worked in BBC as Deputy Head, UNDP as Communications specialist for 7 years. During that time, one of her portfolio project ‘BBC Janala’ received global BBC Reith Award 2010 for enabling millions of people to learn English language through mobile. Himika is a vocalist, curator and product designer. She studied in Media Communications, Finance and Development Studies in graduation and masters.

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Samira Zuberi Himika

Managing Director

Team Engine