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Farzana Chowdhury biography

Bangladesh

Farzana Chowdhury ACII

Chartered Insurer

Farzana Chowdhury is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited. She is the first and youngest female CEO in the Bangladesh sector and is recognised by UN Global Compact as a local SDG Pioneer for women’s economic security for her initiatives that include Nibedit, a comprehensive insurance scheme dedicated to women.

Recently Farzana has received awards from Women Economic Forum, Anannya, EO Global, Bangladesh Brand Forum and SAARC Women Association for her progressive works in gender equality. Other positions include being the Executive Committee Member of Bangladesh Insurance Association, Vice President of Bangladesh Insurance Forum and Forum Chair of EO Bangladesh.

She is one of the most prominent figures in the Bangladesh insurance sector for her pioneering contributions in retail & SME insurance, micro insurance, weather index based agri insurance and materialising the concept of insurance for everyone.

Farzana has initiated digital insurance in Bangladesh by signing with ICT division of the Bangladesh Government and ‘Access to Information (a2i)’ program of the Prime Minister’s Office and is working relentlessly to bring insurance to everyone’s doorstop. It was under her stewardship that Green Delta joined hands with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh in the Shastho Shuroksha Karmasuchi (SSK) project. Farzana‘s guiding philosophy has always been driven by the intent of adding value not just in business but in every sphere that touches her life.