Country’s one of the prominent ICT Entrepreneurs Mrs. Luna Shamsuddoha has been appointed as Chairman of Janata Bank on February 28, 2018. She is the founder and Chairman of the famous software company Dohatec New Media. Besides, she also holds the position of President in Bangladesh Women in IT (BWIT). She is also the founder of Bangladesh Business Magazine and a member of Global Thought Leader on Inclusive Growth of Switzerland.
To celebrate her achievements in Financial Sector of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) in association with Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN) has organized a reception program to pay her a tribute for her remarkable contribution. Former adviser of Caretaker Government of Bangladesh and current President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Mrs. Rokeya Afzal Rahman graced the program being present as chief guest. Besides, General Secretary of Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN) Mr. Munir Hasan was also present in the reception program to applaud Luna Shamsuddoha.
Luna Shamsuddoha is the first woman from country’s ICT sector who got appointed as Chairman of a state-owned bank. It’s really a matter of pride for our ICT sector. In our country, women participation in ICT business is really poor. But, Luna Shamsuddoha is one of the best. Besides contributing in ICT sector, she also played a significant role in our education sector too. Apart from this, she is also playing the role of Vice President in of IUB’s (Independent University of Bangladesh) funding trust ESTCDT. Luna Shamsuddoha had been a member of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) since 2002. This is the first time that she is to take part in BASIS election. As a woman entrepreneur and for her tremendous contribution with effective leadership, Luna Shamsuddoha has been recognized globally for several times. She achieved Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN) award for her contribution in women advancement in IT sector and women empowerment as well. She was also awarded Swiss Interactive Media Software Associations (SIMSA) in the year of 2005.
Mrs. Rokeya Afzal as chief guest said in her speech- “Women are the essence of life and they have the potential to work in different sectors of our country. They have proved their talents in profession and business and Luna Shamsuddoha is one of them.”
On the other hand, Munir Hasan said-“It is really our pride that Luna Shamsuddoha has been appointed as Chairman of Janata Bank Limited and it has been proved that women can do anything they want.”
Showing her gratitude towards everyone, Luna Shamsuddoha said-“I always believe in hard work and dedication and am grateful to all of my friends and industry colleagues for supporting me all the time. I will try my best to perform my role as it is expected. I believe women have the power to win. They just need the enthusiasm and to hard work.
To congratulate Luna Shamsuddoha for her success in such arena, different leading officials from Bangladesh Association of Call Center and Outsourcing (BACCO), Daffodil International University (DIU), Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh (ISPAB), Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) were also present in the program jointly organized by BWIT and BdONS.