Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG

Founder and chairperson of BRAC

A social worker with dual Bangladeshi/British nationality, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG is the founder and chairperson of BRAC (formerly, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee). For his outstanding contributions to social improvement, he has received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the UNDP Mahbub Ul Haq Award and the inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 2010 New Year Honours for services in tackling poverty and empowering the poor in Bangladesh and globally. He has received numerous honorary degrees including those from Yale, Columbia and Oxford Universities.