The Minds behind Advin

ADVIN brings together expertise from a variety of different disciplines, leveraging the best and brightest to build something truly unique. A group of strategists, researchers, technologists, and so much more – all dedicated to making health care accessible to all.

The Team

MOHAMMAD ALIM, FOUNDER, Managing Director

A successful entrepreneur from Bangladesh, Mohammad has spent a lifetime building highimpact social enterprises in developing countries. He is also a past consultant of the World Bank, where he worked to increase energy access across Bangladesh. He is a MaRS IMPACT 8 Fellow and NEXTAI Finalist.

Saleh Zillur Rahman, CEO

Mr. Zillur Rahman has a long track record in the Public health and Information technology industry gained over 20 years in developing digital health for a wide range of applications. He has held CEO roles with Edu-Smart, an education sector MIS (software) company providing services to more than 100 leading educational institutions. Mr. Rahman did BSc. in Computer Engineering from BUET and a MPH From James P Grant school of Public Health, Brac University.

 
SHAMIM AHMED, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

With a Masters in Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence from University of Toronto, Shamim Ahmed has expertise in building AI integrated software, and has spent a lifetime building software for major companies from Manulife to CGI. Shamim has finished his bachelors from prestigious Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Computer Engg. He is also a NEXTAI finalist

QUINN UNDERWOOD, DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A University of Toronto student studying Immunology and Health Studies, Quinn is a lead researcher in the field of mobile health (mHealth) technology and its revolutionary potential to “reach the hard to reach” – with experience working in India and Myanmar on mHealth, growing and scaling organizations, and business management.

KAYES HASAN, CFO

Seasoned banking professional with 15+ years’ experience in corporate and investment banking. As Chief Executive Officer in LankaBangla Investments Ltd, one of the leading merchant banks in Bangladesh including HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, he successfully completed a number of transactions including IPO, Private Equity Raising, Corporate Merger and Restructuring, Bond Issuance, Preferred Share Issuance etc. He obtained his CFA Charter in 2007 and is a regular member of CFA Institute.

JAMAL UDDIN, DIRECTOR

Jamal Uddin is an Inclusive business start-up mentor and expert with more than 14 years of experience in inclusive business ideation and development, HR business partnering, employee engagement, organizational development and supply chain management in Bangladesh. He has work experience in FMCG, Garments manufacturing and food processing sector on the other hand with international development organization.

The Advisors

GRAY GRAFFAM
MICHAEL GUERZHOY
WINNIE H. WAN

The Partners