Asif Saleh

How Smarter Innovations Can Help Fight Poverty

Asif Saleh

Talk: How Smarter Innovations Can Help Fight Poverty

Asif Saleh transitioned from his role as an executive director at Goldman Sachs to a senior director at the world’s largest non-profit organizations, known as BRAC, based in Bangladesh. Recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Asif connects private and social sectors to develop and scale innovations that uplift the poorest people. With low-middle income countries like Bangladesh developing rapidly, both high and low-tech solutions will be instrumental in bridging a growing socioeconomic divide. Asif provides insight on how BRAC, which reaches 130 million people, is changing the way poverty is addressed worldwide.

Asif Saleh

Asif Saleh is the senior director of strategy, communications and empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International. He oversees advocacy, information and communications technology, communications and the social innovation lab. He is currently in charge of the empowerment cluster, which includes migration, human rights and legal aid services, urban development programme and skills development programme.