Founder President, Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh AFDB
Mantasha Ahmed is the President of Bangladesh-India Business Council of WICCI and the President of the Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB). She is a former board member of the SME Foundation Bangladesh. After completing her MA in International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory from London, UK, she joined the House of Lords, London as an adviser on ethnic minority issues and actively participated in uplifting the social status of disadvantaged groups. Later, she worked at BRAC, the largest NGO in the world as a communication expert and then joined her family business in fashion in 2010. Through AFDB, Mantasha and her team have trained hundreds of beneficiaries in the field of fashion design and business management. She is the convener of Heritage Handloom Festival Bangladesh. Through her vision, hard work and dedication Ms Ahmed has established herself as an eminent SME expert in the country with heavy focus on women empowerment, training and social welfare.