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Luna Shamsuddoha no more

  • Published at 09:44 am February 17th, 2021
Luna Shamsuddoha
Luna Shamsuddoha, former Janata Bank chairman Collected

She was the first female chairman of a state-run bank in Bangladesh

Luna Shamsuddoha, former Janata Bank chairman and the country’s leading IT entrepreneur, has passed away at a hospital in Singapore at the age of 67.

Her body will be flown back to Dhaka by Thursday morning, said a Facebook post of Rejaul Haque Kawshik, finance secretary of Economic Reporters’ Forum.

An esteemed female Bangladeshi entrepreneur, she was also the founder and chairman of the software firm Dohatec New Media, a Director of Agrani Bank Limited, a Board Member of the SME Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Independent University Bangladesh and Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP) Bangladesh.

She was also a member of Council Global Thought Leaders on Inclusive Growth, Global Advisory Council & Strategic Partner of Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) India.

She was awarded the Bangladesh Business Award in 2017 for her massive contribution to Bangladesh’s economy, and was also awarded the Anannya Top Ten Awards for her involvement in the software industry.

She is also well renowned in several global forums concerning technology, e-governance and women’s economic participation and empowerment. 

Luna Shamsuddoha was the first woman in Bangladesh to hold a top tier position in a state run bank.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the state minister for information and communication technology, also expressed his condolences over her demise, through a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon.

Luna Shamsuddoha left behind a legacy that will continue to inspire more women to break barriers and take on leadership roles in the technology and business industries.

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