Nafisa Kamal

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Nafisa Kamal
Born21 April
NationalityBangladeshi
Known forComilla Victorians
(Chairman)
Parent(s)

Nafisa Kamal is a Bangladeshi businesswomen and entrepreneur. She is the chairman of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise team Comilla Victorians and has two championship trophies under her belt.[1][2] She became the first and only Bangladeshi female cricket organizer.[3] Her strong presence in cricket considered a great sign of women empowerment in Bangladesh.[4] As director of Lotus-Kamal Group she is actively operating the real estate, IT and manpower divisions of one of the leading business conglomerates in the country. Nafisa Kamal is also engaged in social and political work in her hometown Comilla.

Early life and education[edit]

Nafisa Kamal was born in Dhaka.[5] completed O-Level and A-Level from EDEXCEL International and pursued higher studies in Northwestern University followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA. She was one of the top ranked students and won many awards in art and academics. She returned to Bangladesh and joined the family business organization in the country. She has been following the footsteps of her father AHM Mustafa Kamal, a highly illustrious and successful business entrepreneur, sports organizer and politician.[6][7] Kamal is the former Minister of Planning and the current Minister of Finance, Government of Bangladesh. He is the founder of Lotus-Kamal Group where Nafisa is currently heading the daily business operation and expansion. Kamal has also served as the President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Asian Cricket Council and International Cricket Council.[8][9][10]

Career[edit]

She started her professional involvement in cricket as director of the franchise Sylhet Royals in the first edition of the 2012 BPL. From the third edition of BPL she established her own team Comilla Victorians as a tribute to her ancestral home Comilla. Comilla victorians were crowned the champions in their debut season.[11] The team won their second time champions title in BPL 2019 under the dynamic leadership of Nafisa Kamal. As Chairperson of Comilla Victorians she is only organizer to win 2 out of 4 BPL appearances.[12] Nafisa is also serving as the director of Lotus Kamal Group. She operates the real estate, IT and is human resources recruitment businesses of the LK Group. Nafisa is also on the board of directors of Asia Pacific General Insurance and The Farmers Bank Limited[13]

Personal life[edit]

She runs a cricket academy to encourage and develop local cricketers. She is also involved in charity work.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nafisa Kamal is in focus". Jagonews24. December 15, 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Nafisa Kamal asked for vote". Daily Inqilab. December 20, 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Mashrafe is a great leader, obviously I wanted him at Comilla'". dhakatribune. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Want to be at the top level of cricket: Nafisa Kamal". Ntv. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Nafisa Kamal wins the title". Daily Jugantor. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  6. ^ "ICC Board of Directors, Chief Executives & IDI Board of Directors". Retrieved 22 Feb 2015.
  7. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Nafisa Kamal, Managing Director". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  10. ^ "A Brief Lifesketch of Finance Minister". Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Comilla Victorians Champions". the dailystar. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Girl power in a man's world". somoynews. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Appointed Observer at Farmers Bank in just three year". Daily Prothom Alo. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  14. ^ "BPL's only female chairman Nafisa Kamal". somoysongbad. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Nafisa Kamal promises to build stadium in Comilla". bdcrictime. Retrieved 12 April 2019.