Founder and Chairperson, BRAC. Recipient of numerous awards incl.: Open Society Prize (2013); WISE Prize for Education (2011); Conrad Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Award (2009); David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (2008); Inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award (2007); Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership (2007); Gates Award for Global Health (2004); UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution in Human Development (2004). Appointed by the UN Secretary-General to the Eminent Persons Group for the Least Developed Countries (2010). Appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) (2010).