Sonia Bashir Kabir
Microsoft Limited Bangladesh
Educated and trained in Silicon Valley, Sonia lived in Northern California for 20 years. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree and her MBA both in US, she worked in the Valley for Fortune 100 companies (Sun Microsystems & Oracle), startups & in the financial district. Her expertise includes strategic planning & growth, technology management, sales execution, financial management, team building and change management. Sonia is currently the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Founder President of TiE Dhaka, Vice Presi- dent and Co-Founder of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT). Currently she is serving as a Director of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES of this country. She has served as Board member for the American International School, Dhaka and Bangladesh on Seven Summits. She also served in the Boards of Bangladesh Employers Federation, Bangladesh Cricket Board (Women’s Wing), Abahani Women’s Games Development Committee and Women Entrepreneur’s Association. Besides co-founding an IT firm – Syntec, Sonia has served as the Country Director of Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for South East Asia, New Emerging Markets in Microsoft and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies Ltd. Sonia is a national athlete; she has played for Bangladesh National Volleyball team and Bangladesh National Cricket team. Before joining the national team she played both volleyball and cricket for Abahani.