Globsyn founder Bikram Dasgupta appointed World Bank advisor to Bangladesh

To develop the IT industry of Bangladesh, World Bank has appointed Kolkata-based Globsyn Group’s founder Bikram Dasgupta as its international expert advisor.

Dasgupta today said the World Bank funded USD 70 million project has been initiated to help Bangladesh address the international market for IT and ITeS services by training 34,000 people and get investors in the next three years.

“Bangladesh has over 800 software companies besides a good number of freelance professionals, particularly in graphics. The services are cheaper but companies are not aware of their quality. My job would be to make Bangladesh an IT destination,” Dasgupta said.

He would provide expert advice and strategic guidance to BCC (Bangladesh Computer Council) and local IT/ITES industry.

They were also in talks with large multinationals to set up ODCs (Offshore Development Centers) in Bangladesh.

Samsung has already opened a mobile Research and Development centre while Accenture has taken ownership of the Gramin phone business and plans forays in the IT and ITeS sectors, Dasgupta said.

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