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Iqbal Qadir

Iqbal Qadir

Bangladesh-born Professor of the Practice of Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, Iqbal Quadir worked as a consultant for the World Bank before returning to Bangledesh to found Grameenphone and Gonofone. In September 2007, Legatum, a Dubai-based private investment firm, committed $50 million to the creation of a new Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT led by Quadir. The goal of the Legatum Center is the promotion of bottom-up entrepreneurship in developing countries.

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