Dhaka: Tech giant Dell Technologies has appointed Sonia Bashir Kabir to its Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) CXO advisory board. Twenty-two members across Asia have been chosen to join Dell's APJ CXO advisory board.
The appointment was confirmed on February 4, according to a press release.
The CXO advisory board is an engagement platform for select senior leaders representing a range of industries and verticals that collaborate together with executives from Dell Technologies to explore business, cultural and technology issues with the goals of advancing technology, solving business problems, and furthering business value for each of the board's members.
Sonia is the first woman tech venture capitalist in South Asia and is currently the founder of SBK Tech Ventures (a venture capital company) and also founder of SBK Foundation (a non-profit organisation).
Besides Dell's CXO advisory board, Sonia has board roles in both international and local organisations.
Internationally, Sonia currently serves as vice chairman in the Board of United Nations Technology Bank, appointed by the UN secretary general. She is also currently serving as member of the governing board of Unesco's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development.
Locally, Sonia currently serves in the boards of Banglalink, Brac University, IPDC, Shakti Foundation and is the technology adviser for the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI).
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