Senior Vice President
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services
Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika is one of the top Bangladeshi woman entrepreneurs leading technology and impact ventures in Bangladesh and beyond since 2007. Ms. Himika has earned numerous International and National awards for breaking barriers and glass-ceiling while introducing many ‘First of a Kind’ technologies, initiatives, and products in FinTech, HealthTech, NLP & ML, Bangla Computing, Identity Management, Animation, and Digital Services. Currently, she is leading many successful companies like Giga Tech as Managing Director, Beximco Computers Ltd as Senior Advisor, Inspira Advisory & Consulting as Chairperson, and Team Engine as Director. Ms. Himika has served the BASIS as Director during 2014-16 and led some major initiatives such as TAX & VAT counselling service for members, Connecting Startup, ShePower and IDEA (project development), Digital World, Internet Week, etc. Now she gets a chance to take her contribution as she has been selected as the Senior Vice President of BASIS for the term 2022-2023.
Ms. Himika has been dedicated to contributing to charitable organizations as an Advisor in “British Asian Trust Bangladesh”. She was a Board Member of Internationally awarded ‘Friendship NGO’ and ‘Dnet’. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Ms. Himika worked as Deputy Head of Communications at BBC World Service Trust and UNDP. She has mentored hundreds of young entrepreneurs and startups from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, and Bangladesh. Giga Tech under the leadership of Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika is playing a transformational role in Financial Inclusion with a series of innovative proprietary/Made in Bangladesh solutions. During the pandemic time, “Giga e-KYC" has enabled onboarded 3.1 million citizens in the financial ecosystem and the "Digital Onboarding" solution is making financial products by financial institutions available Digitally for customers while ensuring a reduction of customer visits in branches.
Apart from working as a large-scale System Integration company in Government and private sector, Giga Tech, and Beximco Computers are deeply working on HeathTech solutions for patients, doctors, and healthcare providers in Bangladesh, India, Africa, and the UK. One of her portfolio companies “Inspira Advisory & Consulting” is successfully working as knowledge and research-based company supporting the high impact and high potential industries by closely working with donor and private sector in developing industry roadmap design, beneficiary impact assessment, route to market mapping, market intelligence collection, policy impact analysis, etc. As a creative and social good company, Team Engine is working with under-represented and talented craftsmen, artists, and animators.
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