Ex-Janata Bank chairman Luna Shamsuddoha dies

Sun Online Desk

17th February, 2021 04:01:25 printer

Ex-Janata Bank chairman Luna Shamsuddoha dies

Luna Shamsuddoha, former chairman of Janata Bank, died at a hospital in Singapore on Wednesday. She was 53.

She breathed her last at the hospital while undergoing treatment.

Luna Shamsuddoha was the first woman chairman of the state-owned Janata Bank and also the chairman of a software firm called Dohatech New Media.

Luna had been the director of Janata Bank since June 2016. Prior to that, she was the director of Agrani Bank, another state-owned bank, from 2009 to 2012.

In 2013, Luna won the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network Award for advancing women in technology and empowering women. She was the founder and president of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT). In 2016, she received the Bangladesh Business Award-2018 in recognition of her contribution to the country's economy.

She also received the ‘Ananya Top Ten Award’ of her outstanding contribution in the local software industry as a woman entrepreneur.