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The Bangladeshi Perspective Podcast with Seeam

The Bangladeshi Perspective Podcast with Seeam

By Seeam Shahid Noor
Podcast Language: Bengali (বাংলা)

Hi, I am Seeam, a Bangladeshi rising senior at Harvard and I will be the host for this podcast.

The Bangladeshi Perspective is a project that aims to introduce amazing Bangladeshis all over the world such that we can learn from their habits, traits, philosophies, and life lessons. This podcast contains the interviews we have conducted along the way.

You can find our video interviews on social media links below!
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#006 - Saleh Tanveer: Dhaka University to Caltech and journey as a Math professor

The Bangladeshi Perspective Podcast with Seeam

#012 - Mohammad Oli Ahad: Life lessons from BAT & building Intelligent Machines: Leading Bangladeshi Analytics Company
Mohammad Oli Ahad (মোহাম্মদ অলি আহাদ) is the Founder & CEO of Intelligent Machines: an AI and advanced analytics company serving companies like bKash, Unilever, BAT, Arla Foods, IDLC, and Telenor Myanmar. Previously, he also worked at BAT and IFAD for 10 years under multiple roles. He graduated from IBA, Dhaka University.  Find our video interviews here:
March 13, 2021
#011 - Bijon Islam: Life lessons from entrepreneurship, management consulting, & data analytics in Bangladesh
Bijon Islam (বিজন ইসলাম) is the cofounder and CEO of LightCastle Partners, an organization that focuses on creating data-driven opportunities for growth and impact for development partners, corporates, SMEs and Startups. Over the last seven years Bijon has led the company in engagements across 100+ businesses/development partners, 300+ SMEs/Startups and 20+ accelerator programs in multiple industries including Technology, Agriculture, Health, Energy and Manufacturing. Recently, LightCastle has also partnered to launch a Smart Capital Investment Program which facilitates growth capital for SMEs/Startups. Find our video interviews here:
July 29, 2020
#010 - Adnan Imtiaz Halim: Journey to become the CEO of
This interview happened during a celebration at the office and thus the music playing in the background. Adnan Imtiaz Halim (আদনান ইমতিয়াজ হালিম) is the CEO of, a very fast growing online service marketplace in Bangladesh that connects households with verified service providers to make your life more convenient and hassle-free. Before, Adnan led massive teams for Qubee, Ericsson, and Nokia. Find our video interviews here:
July 29, 2020
#009 - Momin U Islam: Lessons while being the country's youngest institutional finance CEO
Momin U Islam (মোমিন ইসলাম) is the position of Managing Director & CEO of IPDC Finance since January 2012. Prior to joining IPDC he worked in American Express Bank (AEB) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) for more than 7 (seven) years with an enriching career in different areas of the Banks e.g. General Banking, Reengineering, Service Quality, Risk Management, Project Management, Business Contingency Planning etc. Find our video interviews here:
July 28, 2020
#008 - Rafsan TheChotoBhai: Lessons from Bangladesh’s most popular food vlogger
Iftekhar Rafsan (Rafsan theChotoBhai) is a Professional Gamer who suddenly turned into a Food Blogger and Video Game Streamer. He has over 600K followers across Facebook and YouTube and has over 50M views on his Food Vlogging channels. Find our video interviews here:
July 19, 2020
#007 - Shafiq Chaudhury: The life story of the man behind the $300M Bangabandhu Satellite Project
Shafiq Chaudhuri (শফিক চৌধুরী) was the leader of the $300 Million Bangabandhu Satellite 1 project(1st Bangladeshi geostationary communications and Broadcasting Satellite). Mr. Chaudhuri is the Managing Partner at Space Partnership International (SPI), where with over 40 years of corporate experience. Mr. Chaudhuri held senior management positions, was responsible for product development for satellite & terrestrial communications, broadband wireless, worldwide sales and distribution channels and customer care operations at General Electric Co., COMSAT Corporation, Mobile Telesystems, Inc. (MTI), Taylor McKenzie, Inc. and Nomad Digital and was credited for sales of products and services exceeding $300M. I recorded this podcast 3 years ago with my friends, Mubtaseem Zaman (Lester Pearson Scholar at University of Toronto) and Adib Nur (BUET). Find our video interviews here:
July 19, 2020
#006 - Saleh Tanveer: Dhaka University to Caltech and journey as a Math professor
Saleh Tanveer (সালেহ তানভীর) is a Professor of Mathematics at Ohio State University. He completed his Master’s and PhD from Caltech in Applied Mathematics. So far (as updated), Saleh Tanveer has won 14 Major grants (including from NSF and NASA), has 70 publications, has supervised 10 PhD students and spoke at events arranged by MIT, U of Chicago, Oxford and Caltech etc. He also won the Francois Frenkiel Prize for Fluid Dynamics awarded by the American Physical Society. I recorded this podcast 3 years ago with my friends, Mubtaseem Zaman (Lester Pearson Scholar at University of Toronto) and Adib Nur (BUET). Find our video interviews here:
July 19, 2020
#005 - Mahmudul Hasan Sohag: Correct way to read books, Failures, and Advice for Entrepreneurship
This is one of the most insightful interviews I have ever did. Today's guest is Mahmudul Hasan Shohag (মাহমুদুল হাসান সোহাগ). He is a serial entrepreneur: Chairman of OnnoRokom Group (Udvash, Rokomari, PiLabs etc.). Udvash is the most successful educational coaching center in Bangladesh. Rokomari is the largest Bangladeshi e-book store. Find our video interviews here: 
July 2, 2020
#004 - Ayman Sadiq: How to learn a skill, what to spend money on, and mistakes by entrepreneurs
Today's guest is Ayman Sadiq (আয়মান সাদিক), Founder and CEO of 10 Minute School. the biggest online educational platform in Bangladesh that teaches over 350,000 students every day for free. Ayman has millions of followers across social media platforms and has won the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2018, the Forbes 30 under 30, and the best e-learning award from the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance for his startup to name a few.  He is the author of multiple Bangladeshi national best-sellers.
June 21, 2020
#003 - Sadman Sadik: Creating great content, thinking differently and biggest life lessons
Podcast Language: Bengali (বাংলা) Today's guest is Sadman Sadik (সাদমান সাদিক). Sadman Sadik is an author, educator and marketer  He has co-authored the book 'Student Hacks' which was the best-selling self-development book of National Book Fair 2019. His new books 'Communication Hacks' and 'Smartphone Photography' have been released in the Bangladesh National Book Fair 2020.  He has his own Youtube Channel and facebook page where he shares educational videos with over 11 Million views so far.
June 16, 2020
#002 - Sonia Bashir Kabir: Mindset for success, Vision for Bangladesh Tech, and Advice for Women
Podcast Language: Bengali (বাংলা) Today's guest is Sonia Bashir Kabir (সোনিয়া বশির কবির), an impact investor focusing on tech startups in emerging markets of South Asia. She is the Founder of SBK Tech Ventures and SBK Foundation, a Tech Adviser to FBCCI, Vice Chairman of United Nations Technology Bank, and the former Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos.
June 14, 2020
#001 - Muhammad Asif Khan: Entrepreneurship, Failures, and building Alpha Catering
Podcast Language: Bengali (বাংলা) Today's guest is Muhammad Asif Khan (মুহাম্মদ আসিফ খান), the Co-founder and CEO of Alpha Catering, a company transforming the decades old standard of catering service in Bangladesh.
June 14, 2020
#000 - What is the Bangladeshi Perspective?
Podcast Language: Bengali (বাংলা) Welcome to the Bangladeshi Perspective Podcast! I am Seeam Noor, a Bangladeshi student at Harvard and your podcast host. For the Bangladeshi Perspective, I interviewed amazing Bangladeshis all over the world and try to find out what  makes them who they are. So, far I have interviewed 55 amazing Bangladeshis and this podcast is where I share the learning journey. This episode talks about the progress so far!
June 14, 2020