Rezaul Hossain is an innovative and visionary corporate leader, having extensive exposure in successfully transforming Bangladeshi consumer from “Wireless” to “Cashless”. He has more than 26 years of work experiences in Sales, Distribution, Marketing, International Roaming, Logistics, Project Management and Product Development in ICT, Telecommunication and Digital Money industries.
In his role as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of bKash, he has guided the company to drive revenue and customer acquisition in a complaint manner. His decisive leadership helped bKash to acquire over 22 million customers within five years, making it the “World’s largest mobile financial service provider” in terms of number of subscribers, agents, and transactions.
Previously he has served in Grameenphone (a Telenor Venture), Citycell, and Airtel Bangladesh (a Bharti Airtel venture) at various leadership capacities. Reza is the founder Managing Director & CEO of “Celero” that aims to be a platform for socio-economic development and enriching lives in Bangladesh. He is also the Managing Director of “KIU Bangladesh”, a sister concern of KIU Global (a US-Based Global Enterprise, who pioneered the idea of ‘software in the cloud’ for the emerging markets in Asia).
His digital financial service initiative “Nagad” has been launched in the market in 2018 with a vision of becoming the first-ever full-fledged MAFS (Multiple-Access Financial Service) of Bangladesh.
His latest initiative “Shetu”, is a B2B and B2C marketplace – aiming to develop an ecosystem for MSME business to minimize the middle-man between producers and consumers; and facilitate the MSMEs with access to banking, online marketplace, and delivery services.