Kamal S. Quadir is a Bangladeshi American entrepreneur and artist best known as the creator of CellBazaar, a mobile phone based electronic marketplace which, after reaching 4 million users, was acquired by Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor in 2010.
Kamal is currently heading bKash which provides financial services through an extensive network of community-based agents and existing technology, including mobile phones. Kamal is one of the most-cited (recently in the Wall Street Journal) thinkers in mobile innovations who has been credited for “grass-root level market creation" with emerging technologies.
Kamal is a founding member of Open World Initiatives, a Lausanne, Switzerland based organization of young thinkers. He is involved with Anwarul Quadir Foundation which recognizes innovations in developing countries. He is a First Mover Fellow of The Aspen Institute. In 2009, TED selected Kamal a TEDIndia Fellow and the World Economic Forum recognised him as a Young Global Leader.