Zahedul Amin

About

Zahedul Amin is the Co-founder and Director of Finance at LightCastle Partners, an emerging market specialized business planning and intelligence firm. Earlier, he worked as the Assistant Vice President, Risk Analysis Unit, in HSBC. He completed his E-MBA at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, and completed his undergraduate degree from the same institute. He can be reached at zahedul.amin@lightcastlebd.com, Twitter: @amin_zahed

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OBOR initiative: Dhaka stands to gain

OBOR initiative: Dhaka stands to gain

In the 18th century, China contributed one fifth to global GDP and accounted for one-fourth of world’s population. China had been the beacon of innovation and progress, as Chinese scholars kept spearheading cutting-edge scientific discoveries, while Chinese factories kept churning highly sophisticated consumer products like silk and ceramics. As a result, China found itself at(…)

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What Trump’s Victory means for Bangladesh Economy

What Trump’s Victory means for Bangladesh Economy

Trump’s unexpected election victory tonight may come as a surprise to many, as political pundits and local polls had widely predicted a comfortable win for Hillary. So, defying all logics and predictions, Trump came out on top, to the chagrin of many across the world. As the dust settles, it is time to project the(…)

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How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

Successful organizations have always depended on strong, stable and forward looking teams, with growth mindset and drive towards achieving extraordinary results. While human resource remains at the crux of success, most entrepreneurs and top executives tend to undervalue the importance and contributions of people. As a building block for organizations, teams play a pivotal role(…)

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The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh

The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh

The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh – Part 1   As a Bangladeshi, often times it is impossible to not be exposed to the world of Mobile Financial Services (MFS). From making fund transfers to completing online and off-line transactions, Fin Tech has significantly improved the lifestyle of our population. While MFS has(…)

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Realizing the USD 50 billion Dream for Bangladesh’s Apparel Sector

Realizing the USD 50 billion Dream for Bangladesh’s Apparel Sector

Bangladesh’s transition as a lower middle income country has been a cause of jubilation for many. Although a number of factors can be attributed to sustained economic growth, some key sectors had a major role in augmenting this transition. Bangladesh’s apparel sector is one of the major success stories which had its humble beginning in(…)

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Shifting Sand of Global Apparel Market and Bangladesh’s Game Plan

Shifting Sand of Global Apparel Market and Bangladesh’s Game Plan

Bangladesh Apparel sector has presented itself as a matured contributor to country’s export and growth, contributing to 81% of country’s export (USD25.4 Billion FY14-15) and employing 4.2 million workforce.  The sector’s meteoric rise in global apparel market in early 90s onwards has been augmented by inexpensive labor, favorable government policies and preferential trade agreements. Bangladesh(…)

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Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Bangladesh’s growth story can be explained in a number of ways. With steady and consistent growth (+5% GDP Growth) over last one decade, the economy has slowly graduated to the lower-middle income level rung crossing the threshold of USD 1,000 per capita. If the economy can maintain momentum, it will be easy to attain the(…)

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What the latest budget means for entrepreneurs

What the latest budget means for entrepreneurs

The budget 2015-16 carries significant importance in the wake of recent political turmoil. Due to the instability, the nation has grossly suffered, facing slow economic growth. What’s more alarming is the steady decline of private sector investments, wrought about by dampening investor confidence. Apart from the stagnating private sector growth, government performance has significantly been(…)

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What ‘Shark Tank’ taught me about Pitching

What ‘Shark Tank’ taught me about Pitching

Shark Tank is a wildly popular reality show, where entrepreneurs looking to raise funds pitch their ideas and businesses in front of a group of accomplished investors and venture capitalists. A convincing pitch can ideally result in investments from one or more of the investors.  Since the show’s inception in 2009, viewership has been skyrocketing(…)

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7 Rules of Startup Networking

7 Rules of Startup Networking

In this networked age, the importance of proper networking skills has never been felt more. Many studies have repeatedly stressed the positive correlation between the entrepreneur’s success and his networking skills.  Strong contacts can not only provide business opportunities, but enable entrepreneurs to find mentors, co-founders and potential recruits. Given paramount importance of networking, many(…)

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