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Farzana Chowdhury

Managing Director & CEO, Green Delta Insurance

Bangladesh

Ms. Farzana Chowdhury ACII (UK), Chartered Insurer, is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited. She is the first and youngest female CEO in the industry and is recognized by UN Global Compact as a Local SDG Pioneer for Women’s Economic Security for her initiatives through Nibedita which is a comprehensive insurance scheme for women. After receiving the prestigious recognition, she has driven her team more effectively which resulted in sharp rise in Nibedita policy holders in a short period of time on top of adding values through holistic approach in ensuring gender equality and women empowerment. Recently she has received awards from EO Global, Bangladesh Brand Forum and SAARC Women Association for her progressive works in this arena. She is also the Executive Committee Member of Bangladesh Insurance Association; Vice President of Bangladesh Insurance Forum; President Elect and Forum Chair in EO Bangladesh (Entrepreneurs’ Organization); Member of Advisory Board in AIESEC, the largest global youth network; Board of Trustee in Global Youth Fund, JCI ; Member, Advisory Board in CSR Centre ,Executive Committee member of Bangladesh Employers federation.
She is one of the most prominent personalities in the Bangladesh Insurance sector for her pioneering contributions in Retail & SME insurance sector, Micro Insurance Sector, Weather Index Based Agri insurance and materializing the concept- Insurance for Everyone. She has been the driving force behind launching many insurance products in the market which is contributing greatly towards the development of the overall sector. She has initiated Digital Insurance in Bangladesh by signing with ICT division of Bangladesh Government and ‘Access to Information (a2i)’ program of Prime Minister’s Office and is working relentlessly to bring insurance at 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. Her guiding philosophy has always been driven by the intent of adding value not just in business but in every sphere that touches her life.