The British Asian Trust appoints first Bangladesh Director to lead exciting growth plans

The British Asian Trust has appointed Eshrat Waris as its first Bangladesh Director. To date the Trust has supported more than 12 million people across South Asia and is now committed to ensuring greater growth and impact in Bangladesh.

With over a decade in the climate tech and development industries, Eshrat has played a pivotal role in community-based programmes that create lasting social impact. She has worked for the World Bank, BRAC and SOLshare.

Eshrat will be guided and supported by our Bangladesh Advisory Council led by Shayan F Rahman, CEO of BEXIMCO Group, and including Farooq Sobhan, Runa Khan and Elthem Kabir.

Shayan F Rahman, Chair of the Bangladesh Advisory Council said, “We are delighted to have appointed Eshrat as our first ever Director in Bangladesh. With her wealth of experience, she will play a key role in driving the substantial growth of our programmes in Bangladesh.”

Eshrat Waris

Eshrat added, “I am thrilled to join the British Asian Trust and lead our efforts in Bangladesh. I’m excited to work with our team and Advisory Council to drive innovative solutions for lasting social and environmental impact.”