Abdul Hai Khan joined Grameen Trust (GT) as the new Managing Director on January 1, 2017. He had been working in Grameen Trust as the General Manager since October 2005.
Before joining GT, Mr. Khan worked as the Deputy General Manager of Grameen Bank and served as the Head of Training and Special Program Department. He had the opportunity to work with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in Grameen Bank for more than 25 years and performed his duties in various positions.
Mr. Khan has a wide range of experience on GT’s worldwide replication programs following Grameen Bank Approach (GBA). He was the CEO of Kosovo Grameen Missione Arcobaleno Microcredit Fund (KGMAMF) in Kosovo from 2003-2005 and General Manager of Family Bank in Bahrain from 2009-2011. He has conducted many international training programs on various issues on Microcredit and Social Business in different countries as well as monitoring and evaluation visits to the microcredit projects run, owned and/or managed by GT worldwide. He also conducted a ‘Fact Finding Mission’ in Nepal in 2013.
He is the author of the book on social business, `How we can make ZERO unemployment, An experience of Nobin Udyokta (New Entrepreneur) program in Bangladesh. He co-authored the book named “Introduction to Grameen II”. This book depicts the basics and featured policies of Grameen Generalized System (GGS). ` Halima’s Hope’, a case study on Grameen Bank borrower composed by Mr. Khan was also published in the famous book named `Jorimon and others (Faces of Poverty)’.
Mr. Khan received the `Letter of Thanks’ from Hillary Rodham Clinton, the then First Lady of the United States of America, as a recognition for successfully organizing her Grameen Bank visit program in 1995.
Grameen Trust (GT) was set up in 1989 by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus as a non-profit, non-government organization. It supports, promotes and implements poverty focused microfinance, social business and other programs around the world.
GT has provided equity support to 3 social business initiatives and 2,745 nobin udyoktas (New Entrepreneurs) by December 2016 in addition to supporting 152 microcredit organizations in 41 countries including 18 microcredit programs directly implemented by it.