Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman is a leading woman entrepreneur and a former Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. Ms. Rahman started her business career with an agro-based company in 1980 and further diversified her business into insurance, media, financial institution and real estate. Ms. Rahman is the Chair and Managing Director of R. R. Group of Companies. She is also the Chair and Managing Director of Arlinks Group of Companies. She is the Chairperson of Mediaworld Ltd. (owning company of "The Daily Star"- the largest circulated English newspaper in Bangladesh) and MIDAS Financing Ltd. She is a Director of Mediastar Ltd. (owning company of "Prothom Alo"-the largest circulated Bengali newspaper in Bangladesh), ABC Radio. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone Ltd. and MIDAS Investment Ltd. She is currently the President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries-MCC!, Dhaka; Vice President of International Chamber of Commerce-ICC Bangladesh; Trustee Board Member of Transparency International Bangladesh-TIB. Ms. Rokia Rahman is the founder President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs-BFWE. Ms. Rahman's commitment to the development of socio-economic condition of country brings her to the boards of BRAC, Manusher Jonno Foundation, SME Foundation, etc. Ms. Rahman is the founder Chair of Presidency University Foundation, former Chair and currently Board Member of Asian University for Women - AUW, Chittagong. Ms. Rahman has received several international and national awards.