Meet the Entrepreneur: Ejaj Ahmad, Founder, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center
Ejaj Ahmad is the founder and president of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), the country’s first leadership institute. Ejaj developed the idea of BYLC while he was a graduate student at Harvard between 2006 and 2008 and established the nonprofit in Bangladesh in January 2009 with the vision of creating a more just, prosperous and inclusive society by training the next generation of leaders.
Over the past decade, he has overseen the organisation’s rapid growth—to date, there are 5500 BYLC alumni, many of whom have gone on to leadership roles across Bangladesh and abroad. Ejaj frequently speaks on leadership and large-scale adaptation to senior professionals in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Bangladesh and internationally.
For his work at BYLC, Ejaj has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards and fellowships, most notable of which include the Ashoka Fellowship, the Eisenhower Fellowship and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Rising Star Award, which is given annually to a Kennedy School graduate who, within six years of graduation, has stood out as a catalyst for change for the greater good and has demonstrated unparalleled leadership at a national or global level.
Ejaj holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University and a master of arts with honors in economics from St. Andrews University.
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