The late entrepreneur was the first woman to head a state-owned bank in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) has expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Luna Shamsuddoha, former Janata Bank chairman and one of the leading IT entrepreneurs of the country.
She was 67 when she breathed her last at a hospital in Singapore on Wednesday.
In a statement issued on Friday, the BEI said: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Mrs Luna Shamsuddoha, wife of AKM Shamsuddoha, a member of BEI’s Board of Governors.”
Lauding the late entrepreneur’s accomplishments, the BEI said Luna Shamsuddoha was the founding chairman of Dohatec New Media Ltd, one of Bangladesh’s leading IT companies, and also the first woman to head a state-owned bank in Bangladesh.
She was also the founder and president of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT). She was a board member of the SME Foundation, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and director of the state-owned Agrani Bank Ltd.
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Luna Shamsuddoha was also a member of the council of Global Thought Leaders on Inclusive Growth in Switzerland.
The BEI said: “Luna Shamsuddoha was a highly respected woman entrepreneur in Bangladesh, as well as abroad. She was the recipient of numerous business awards. In 2017, she received the Bangladesh Business Award for her contribution to the country's economy.
“She will always be remembered for her grace, warmth and kindness. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and well-wishers in Bangladesh and abroad.”
“The BEI Board of Governors, officers and staff convey their deepest condolences and pray that Almighty Allah grants Luna Shamsuddoha a place in Jannatul Ferdous and provides comfort and solace to members of her bereaved family,” it added.