Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir is an Independent Director of IPDC Finance Limited and also member of Board Audit Committee. Ms. Kabir has been educated/ trained in Silicon Valley. After completing her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business of Administration (MBA) degrees, she worked in Silicon Valley for Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Venture Capitalists and start ups. Ms. Kabir worked as the Country Director for Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for South East Asia, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanman, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies.
Ms. Kabir is also working as Vice Chairperson of United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, Co- Founder & Vice Chairman of both D Money (Fin Tech) and Syntec (Health Tech). Sonia is also a member of the Governing Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in New Delhi, India. MGIEP is the youngest of UNESCO’s category 1 institutes, and the only one in Asia Pacific.
In 2017 Sonia was recognized as 1 of the 10 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pioneers by the United Nations Global Compact and in 2016, Sonia was 1 of the 10 recipients of Microsoft's Prestigious Founders Award given by Bill Gates.