Bijon Islam

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bijon is the cofounder and CEO of LightCastle Partners, an organization that focuses on creating data-driven opportunities for growth and impact for development partners,corporates, SMEs and Startups. Over the last five years Bijon has led the company in engagements across 100+ businesses/development partners, 300+ SMEs/Startups and 20+ accelerator programs in multiple industries including Technology, Agriculture, Health, Energy and Manufacturing. Recently, LightCastle has also partnered to launch a Smart Capital Investment Program which facilitates growth capital for SMEs/Startups.

    Previously Bijon has worked with Citibank, N.A. and Citi Foundation and oversaw execution of Bangladesh’s first Interest Rate Swap, Equity Convertible Bonds, Largest IPO, Microfinance Securitization and Block Equity Trades. Due to outstanding performance, Bijon had received the CEO Excellence Awards for two years in a row in the organization.

    In 2015 Bijon was nominated as 15 under 35 in Bangladesh by Future Startup (leading Startup media in Bangladesh) and Top 7 Rising Young CEOs by Startup Dhaka. Bijon is an active ecosystem builder and has attended 50+ entrepreneurship development events as judge/panelist/resource-person including Startup Weekend, Startup Cup and Innovation Extreme.

    Bijon has Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.