Dr. Shahadat Khan is the CEO of Progoti Systems, a Mobile Banking Service Provider company in Bangladesh specializing in mobile financial services and software development. Progoti Systems has deployed the SureCash mobile financial services network in Bangladesh that offers mobile banking and payment products in participation of multiple banks, mobile operators, NGOs, merchants/retailers, and other business and government payment partners. Dr. Khan has more than 23 years of experience including university teaching, research and development, software engineering, product marketing, technology consulting, and building IT-based solutions for social development. Before founding Progoti Systems, he was the CTO at Eyeball Networks, Canada.
Shahadat Khan is a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, and received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from University of Victoria, Canada. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and panels, holds 15 patents, and has published numerous articles in journals and technical magazines. He has traveled more than 30 countries, and is a hobbyist photographer.
He has been working successfully in the software industry for the last 12 years at different multinational organizations in Bangladesh. He is a certified Scrum Master. He has the experience of working as software engineer as well as leading different important software development teams at TherapBD, Enosis Solutions, Vantage Labs & Widespace. He had also worked with the backend team that built the adjudication system of the National ID project and was the infrastructure/ performance consultant for the national portal systems built by a2i.
He has been awarded with different titles throughout his professional stages, which includes winning the first Hackathon arranged by the Google Developers Group. After completing SSC and HSC from St Gregoryâ€™s High School and Notre Dame College, he has obtained his BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Dhaka.
Afzalur Rashid has more than 15 years industry specific international experience for managing and executing software development projects -in different verticals including but not limited to web application, web portal, content management system, ERP, paperless Office Management System, electronic payment and banking technology solutions. He has strong in design and integration problem solving skills and managing large number of technology solutions. He has good command in developing business plans, requirements specifications, user documentation, and architectural systems research. He has graduated from India and has worked in several countries including India, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. He is a Sun Certified Java Professional since 2003. Afzalur Rashid received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science & Engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.
Mr. Salahuddin has experience of 24 years in Sales and Distribution. He aided the sales and distributions of numerous products and brands of esteemed organizations throughout his career – starting from Square and ACI to one of the leading Telco, Airtel Bangladesh Limited.
Md. Abu Taleb is the Chief Business Officer of Progoti Systems Limited. Mr. Taleb has vast experience, 23 years, – in micro-finance industry and software industry. Mr. Taleb started his career with Grameen Bank and also worked for Grameen Solutions Ltd. Later on, he joined in bracNet as Assistant General Manager and became the Head of Chittagong & Dhaka business unit.
Mr. Taleb played a key role in Sirius Broadband (BD) Ltd. a nationwide Internet Service Provider Company (ISP) as COO before joining Progoti Systems Limited.