Faisel Rahman

Faisel Rahman
  • Managing Director
    Fair Finance

Social entrepreneur Faisel Rahman founded Fair Finance in 2005 to tackle financial exclusion and high-cost lending in low-income British communities. With a background in campaigning and international development at the Grameen Bank and the World Bank in Bangladesh, he created the UK’s first microcredit programme in 2000, which he grew into Fair Finance. He remains an occasional Guardian columnist, writing about exclusion, and was awarded an Ashoka fellowship in 2007. In 2009 he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and, in 2014, made an OBE for Services to Community Finance.