Adnan Imtiaz Halim
Founder and CEO
A man who has left his 12 years of shining career in multinational giants as Grameenphone and Nokia, risking his social and financial security to build the national award winning startup, Sheba.xyz. An engineering student, this man is working day and night to build a platform for thousands of SMEs in Bangladesh to help them scale their business.
The hero of our story is Adnan Imtiaz Halim, the Founder and CEO of Sheba.xyz. An engineering student, Adnan Imtiaz Halim received job offer from Grameenphone, even before completing his graduation. He later worked for giants like Nokia, Ericsson and then Qubee as the Head of Business Development. While the man had everything he could ask for, a dream changed his plans. With his friend Ilmul Haque Sajib, Adnan dreamt of creating a platform for the hard working small service entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who despite the hard work and effort, cannot grow beyond their limitations. The dream began in 2010 and hard time followed. Leaving a life of luxury, social and financial security, Adnan Imtiaz Halim worked day and night to conduct experiments in customers’ residences and ensure service order to develop the Sheba.xyz platform. After six years of effort, Sheba.xyz was launched in 2016. At present about 1600 small entrepreneurs are growing their business using this quality in platform. The service providers, or rather entrepreneurs, that include plumbers, electricians, repairmen, beauticians and 40 different kinds SMEs are gaining access to 35,000+ customers on daily basis. Adnan Imtiaz Halim’s Sheba.xyz has won numerous awards and recognitions ever since that includes Echeleon Top Asia, National ICT and Daily Star Start up of the year award. Adnan Imtiaz Halim’s team has served more than 75,000 jobs in last one year and is planning to extend Sheba.xyz all throughout Bangladesh. In 2018, Sheba.xyz aims to onboard 10,000 service providers and create thousands of employment along the way.