Founder & Chairman, SBK Tech Ventures

Sonia Bashir Kabir is a technology investor focusing on tech startups in emerging markets of south Asia. Sonia began her career as a technology corporate professional and her journey led her to become a technology entrepreneur, an angel investor, and a technology philanthropist. Sonia is currently the Founder of SBK Tech Ventures and SBK Foundation - her "Not for profit" entity which believes in empowering rural communities with Technology. "Tech Hubs" is an initiative of SBK Foundation.
Sonia has served as the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, Country Director of Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for South East Asia, New Emerging Markets in Microsoft, and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies Ltd. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Sonia in 2015 to the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) for a three-year term. She was elected as Vice Chairman of UN Technology Bank in 2017. Current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres renewed Sonia's appointment as Governing Council member and Sonia has been reappointed as Vice Chair of the UN Tech Bank for the 2019–2022 term.