Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman

Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman is a leading woman entrepreneur and a former Adviser (Minister) to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. She started her agro-based company and further diversified her business into insurance, media, financial institution and real estate. She is currently the. Chairperson of Mediaworld  and MIDAS Financing Ltd. She is directly involved with Shomman Foundation; especially very much active in Shomman’s humanitarian activities during today’s Covid pandemic. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone Ltd, Bangladesh Lamps Ltd, She served as a Board Member of the Central Bank of Bangladesh, and the President of the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF). 

Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman is a current Board member of BRAC. She is the Chairperson of Banchte Shekha, Jessore – working for the underprivileged and extremely poor. She is the founder President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (BFWE). In 1994, the first Women Entrepreneurs Association (WEA) was formed in Bangladesh with Ms. Rokia. She is the Founder Chairman of Presidency University and former Chairperson of Asian University for Women.  She is a member of South Asia Women’s Network (SWAN). Ms. Rahman has received several International and National awards.