CES Talk Series – “Journey of an Entrepreneur” by Sylvana Sinha, Founder and MD of Praava Health

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), through its Center for Enterprise and Society (CES), organized a talk titled “The Journey of an Entrepreneur” featuring Ms. Sylvana Quader Sinha, Founder and MD of Pravaa Health. Also in attendance were Professor Imran Rahman, Vice Chancellor, ULAB; Mr. Sajid Amit, Director, CES, ULAB; Ms. Sabrina Imam, IT Director, Praava; Mr. Sanjeev Pubbichetty, COO, Praava; and Mr. Saleh Anand, IT Analyst, Praava.

Ms. Sinha spoke about her journey as a lawyer in the United States, with roots in Bangladesh, and how she came to found Praava. Pravaa is launching a network of urban health centers offering family doctors and a full range of diagnostic services in mid-2017. Ms. Sinha’s vision is to increase the range of quality, reliable, affordable health care options in Bangladesh.

Before founding Praava, Ms. Sinha, as a lawyer, advised governments in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Asia on governance and legal reform. Ms. Sinha also served as a foreign policy advisor to the 2008 Presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama. She later joined The World Bank, where she worked on judicial reform and human rights in Afghanistan and on other issues, including conflict and development and women’s economic rights in Islam. Ms. Sinha is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she earned a certificate from the Parker School of Comparative and International Law.

The talk was delivered to a full-house of undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship and understanding the challenges and prospects thereof, in Bangladesh.

The event was covered in online newspapers, which you can read in these news links of The Daily Star, The Independent
The New Nation, and e-paper of The Financial Express (April 5, pg 3). The news can also be found in the photos attached.

Follow our Talk Series and other events here: http://ces.ulab.edu.bd/talks-and-seminars/

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