Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika

Director, BASIS, Convener, BASIS Women’s Forum

Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika

Director, BASIS, Convener, BASIS Women’s Forum

Samira Zuberi Himika is the founder and MD of Team Engine. She has worked in the United Nations Development Program after finishing her Master’s degree in Development Studies from Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). She was also the Deputy head of BBC World Service Trust, Bangladesh. Himika was one of the main people behind a project named GP House Art Hub which was the first curated art hub for any multi national company in Bangladesh. After spending 5-6 years working in the NGO sector, Himika decided to start her own venture-Team Engine.

Team engine supports policy makers, the Government, Private Sector entities and individuals by connecting them with the right entities and launching their campaigns-in simple terms, its a communication and campaign hub for social good. Starting her entrepreneural journey was not easy, it involved high risks and challenges. In recent years her organization has been working on projects using a “partnership model” by partnering with government and other organizations who share similar interests in certain projects.

Himika’s biggest strength in launching her own venture definitely has to be her strong portfolio of working for several top international organizations and NGOs. She had a rich network in these areas and strong networking means faster progress for your start-up.

Aside from her interests in entrepreneurship and the field of development, Himika is also an Executive Committee Member at BASIS-she’s a key figure in Bangladesh’s tech and start-up field where she actively takes part in community events and speaks at such events as well.