Mr. Shameran Abed is a member of Board Executive Committee of IPDC. He is also the director of the BRAC microfinance program. He serves on the boards of BRAC Bank’s mobile financial services subsidiary, bKash, and Guardian Life Insurance. Additionally, he occupies key positions on the Microfinance Network Steering Committee and the World Economic Forum Financial Inclusion Steering Committee. Prior to joining BRAC, he was a journalist and wrote primarily on political issues. Mr. Abed is a lawyer by training, having been made a barrister by the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London, UK.