Sami Ahmed is the Component Team Leader (IT-ITES unit) of the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project of the Bangladesh Computer Council, ICT Division. Mr. Ahmed's core responsibilities include Bangladesh IT-ITES Industry promotion and Talent Development. He has also played a vital role in many policy reforms for the ICT sector. Prior to joining LICT, Mr. Ahmed was the Executive Director of the Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services (BASIS) and was instrumental in many policy reforms for the Industry and in organizing key ICT events in the country. Mr. Ahmed also worked at the a2i Project of the Prime Minister's Office where he was part of many national initiatives under the Digital Bangladesh platform and played several roles including leading the Innovation team.