Sir Fazle Hasan Abed – Patron
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, the largest NGO in the world dedicated to empowering people living in poverty. BRAC operates across 11 countries including Bangladesh and Uganda. Sir Fazle was awarded the inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award and the inaugural WISE Prize for Education. In 2010, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for his services in tackling poverty and empowering the poor in Bangladesh as well as globally. In 2014, Abed was ranked 32 in the list of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders prepared by Fortune. In 2015, he received the World Food Prize for his “unparalleled” work on reducing poverty in Bangladesh and 10 other countries.