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Rezwanul Islam

Advisor Bangladesh, BD

Regional Editor for South Asia, Global Voices Online and Translator Coordinator, Global Voices Online.

Regional Editor for South Asia, Global Voices Online and Translator Coordinator, Global Voices Online.

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Involved In

Advisor

Access to Information (A2I) by UNDP and Bangladesh Government
Somewhere in... Net Ltd
Oxfam Bangladesh

Positions

Regional Editor for South Asia Global Voices Online September 2008 - present
Translator Coordinator Global Voices Online April 2007 - present
Node Editor AJ+ August 2014 - August 2015
Consultant UNDP October 2010 - May 2014
Consultant somewhere in... 2006 - August 2007
Community Manager Pageflakes 2007 - 2007
Associate Director ACNielsen Bangladesh 2003 - 2006
Senior Accounts Officer, Beximco Systems Limited NIIT Limited 1998 - 2001
Accountant Beximco Computers Ltd. 1997 - 1998

Education

NIIT IT 2004 - 2005
ACCA 2006 - 2011
Asian University of Bangladesh Finance 1998 - 2000

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Media
  • • Photos
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Accounting • Operations • Social networking • Financial planning • Financial reporting • Social Media

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

New Media specialist and news junkie. Conversant with citizen and social media tools. Have experience in planning, managing, editing and producing contents, branding and campaigns for non-profits and media houses.

Specialties: Editing and managing contents of a website/blog. Coordinating with video journalists and bloggers networks to produce contents. Training in new and social media tools. Have experience in live blogging and live tweeting in international conferences. Planned and implemented Social media strategies for non-profit campaigns. Deployed a citizen journalism platform based on Ushahidi.

Financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. Long experience with local corporates and multinationals in trading and service sectors.

Specialities: International reporting, Financial software, people management, company secretarial matters, local government regulations

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Subhashish Panigrahi
We worked together  •  Programme Officer, Centre for Internet and Society and Ambassador, US OpenGLAM.
Rezwan is a great leader and colleague. He has been really influential in mentoring many contributors to the Global Voices. Rezwan has alway ... s been very supporting and has made himself available generously to support a large community. I personally respect his timely response.
Mazedul Islam
We worked together  •  Consultant, UNDP Bangladesh. Previously Project Coordinator, 'Active Citizens’ project funded by British Council Bangladesh.
Since the beginning of our collaboration I know him as an energetic and goal-oriented person. Some of the main attributes are his persistenc ... e and diligence sometimes even ranging with obsession with work. He grasps new concepts quickly and accepts constructive criticism and instruction concerning his work.
Asif Anwar
We worked together  •  Digital Marketing Strategist and Strategic Partner, ivivelabs.
Man of diverse skills. Strong social media influencer in Bangladesh. Photographer by hobby and strong financial manager by profession.
Arild Klokkerhaug
We worked together  •  Previously Managing Director, Ekhanei.com / Schibsted and Telenor Classifieds Bangladesh. Previously CEO, Cellbazaar / Telenor Digital.
Rezwan was one of the first, if not the first, blogger from Bangladesh starting his 3rd world view blog in 2003. For more than a decade he ... has been a well known and pioneering personality in the Bangladeshi cyberspace, and has engaged himself in informing the world better about Bangladesh, South Asia and the wonderful stories worth sharing from here. Rezwan has also done a fantastic job as author and editor for the Global Voices blog network. His own contribution is significant in this network and he also translated a lot of the best blog posts from Bangladesh from Bengali to English and vice versa. Rezwan has a significant contribution in building up several online archives, e.g. on the liberation war in Bangladesh. Rezwan has a strong knowledge on Internet and Internet Governance related issues, especially for Bangladesh, as well as being a strong Social Media Advisor for organisations, government and businesses. And not the least, he is a very friendly and hard working person which makes him a valuable resource for those who hire his services.
Arild Klokkerhaug
We worked together  •  Previously Managing Director, Ekhanei.com / Schibsted and Telenor Classifieds Bangladesh. Previously CEO, Cellbazaar / Telenor Digital.
Rezwan is one of the first, if not the first, blogger from Bangladesh. His 3rd world view blog started in 2003 and through this he has shar ... ed thousands of stories from Bangladesh and South Asia, and quite often given his readers a new and refreshing view on things. He was very helpful as advisor for my company when we started the world´s first Bengali language blog community in 2005 and has ever since remained as a good friend and industry colleague. Rezwan is well known and enjoys a strong respect among the generation of bloggers and social media activists in Bangladesh since he started. Rezwan has been an ambassador for Bangladesh through the Global Voices blog network where he has contributed with many strong and important stories from Bangladesh as author, editor and translator. Rezwan has also been a rare resource for Internet Governance and freedom of expression in Bangladesh and has represented the country in many forums and conferences at home and abroad for a nearly a decade. Finally, Rezwan is a very friendly, sincere and hard working person and will be an asset for anyone hiring him to be their professional advisor.

Nash Islam
CEO, Green and Red Technologies and Co-Founder, Mangoes Mobile. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Nash Islam is a startup leader and entrepreneur who has experience in working with major Internet corporations and was behind the Bangladesh ... 's first and leading display ad network. His major achievements include co-founding and launching Valie, the on-demand parking app for London. He is also a member of the Global Shaper Community of World Economic Forum.

Asif Anwar
Digital Marketing Strategist and Strategic Partner, ivivelabs.
Asif is a leading SEO expert in Bangladesh and I had the opportunity to work with him for planning and implementing the SEO for the National ... Web Portal of Bangladesh which includes more than 25,000 websites of various unions, upazila’s (sub-division), districts, divisions, directorates, departments and ministries.

Subhashish Panigrahi
Programme Officer, Centre for Internet and Society and Ambassador, US OpenGLAM.
He is very enthusiastic and passionate on what he does.

Arild Klokkerhaug
We worked together  •  Previously Managing Director, Ekhanei.com / Schibsted and Telenor Classifieds Bangladesh. Previously CEO, Cellbazaar / Telenor Digital.
Arild is a brilliant entrepreneur and leader and has two decades of experience in serving or managing different companies and organizations ... in Bangladesh, especially in digital services. He is the founder/leader for several Norwegian startup companies for over a decade in the field of social media, IT outsourcing and classified ads. He is also the founding President and active member of the successful Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangladesh since 2010 and have represented Bangladesh in different summits and conferences. He has a great skill in talent hunting and creating a good working environment. I have consulted to him on his one of the biggest milestones in Bangladesh blogging scene - The largest and the first Bangla blogging platform. He also successfully managed the startup Celbazar/Ekhanei as CEO and launhced the startup to visibility and driven it to success.