Profile of Dr. Md. Sabur Khan (Short)

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan
Founder and Chairman, Daffodil International University
& Daffodil Family

Profile of Dr. Md. Sabur Khan

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan is one of the recognized names in the Education and Tech Industry of Bangladesh and beyond. Dr. Khan gave a humble beginning into the ICT business & Education world and created the largest ICT and Education empire of the country. As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU) and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) started his business career in 1990 by an IT startup, naming Daffodil Computers Ltd. the 1st and one of the leading public listed IT companies in Bangladesh. Later on, he started computer assembling, representing key reputed brand like HP, Compaq, Microsoft, intel etc., introduced first local brand pc daffodil Pc in 1998, established chain super shop in 1996, started Software development in 1998 and diversified a lot of areas gradually and entered the education sector in 1997. Today Daffodil Family has 54 sister concerns serving in the IT, Education, Healthcare and Investment sectors of the country.

He has involved himself with a lot of challenges while he was the President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), the Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and the Member of Prime Minister’s ICT Task Force of the country. The Bangladesh government has awarded Dr.Md. Sabur Khan, with the status of 'Commercially Important Person’ (CIP) for his role.

His commitment has attached him as Visiting Professor with a lot of foreign universities. He has been awarded Honorary Professorship, Honorary Doctorate, and Honorary D. Litt from several foreign institutions. He has been conferred with Honorary Fellowship from SaidBusiness School, Oxford University by ABRM for his contribution.

He has established more than Four Dozen of companies where 5000 plus people are working and more than 50000 students are studying in the Educational network.

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan has been elected as the incoming President of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) for the year 2023-2024.

Recently he has been nominated as the Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), which is considered as the largest Entrepreneurs' hub and operates a platform of projects and programs in 180 countries.

In the year 2022, the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), the largest Angel investor’s forum, designated him as the Senior Senator of this Global Platform.

In 2020, the World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME) nominated him as the Ambassador. Also, he was the Former Director and Chairman, Global trade Committee in World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). Dr. Khan has been honored as a Board Member of Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS) in 2021.

Dr. Khan initiated a challenging project to create 2000 new entrepreneurs, wrote & published several books in two languages, and initiated a business incubator, startup, venture capital, Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the university level to promote entrepreneurship. He has also introduced EDF (Entrepreneurship Development Fund) for the students. He has implemented projects which have brought huge impact to the society and community. The projects are-

  1. One Student One Laptop
  2. Jeebika Livelihood Project for the Disadvantaged community of the society
  3. Change Together
  4. Art of Living
  5. Employability 360
  6. Apprenticeship
  7. Industry-Academia Lecture Series
  8. Teaching Apprentice Fellowship at the university level and has been continuously developing many leaders under his prudent guidance to carry through his dream and vision to 'Change Management'.

He established the ‘Daffodil Foundation’ & ‘Daffodil Institute of Social Sciences (DISS)’ for the well-being of underprivileged people. He has led many local leading organizations and associations as well and kept his excellent leadership example too. Dr. Khan has achieved many awards nationally, and internationally. As recognition, he was awarded Nationally & Internationally many times. He got recognition from Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the BCS Digital Expo in 2009 for his special contribution to the ICT industry. He got recognition from Honorable President Abdul Hamid Chowdhury, Late President Zillur Rahman, for his outstanding leadership and effort in different times. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan was known for his academic results too. He has attained his BSc (Hons) and MSc in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University. (1983-1987)

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