2020 GlobalWA Global Hero

Tazin Shadid
Founder, Spreeha Bangladesh

Tazin ShadidTazin is on a mission to build a world inspired by the culture of innovation, one which nurtures limitless opportunities for all. A practitioner of Human Centered Design for almost 20 years, Tazin spent 10 years at Microsoft as a Senior Design Strategist where he focused on bridging the gap between technology, users, and engineers, and helped develop innovative products and services.

Tazin is the founder of Spreeha, a non-profit that designs creative solutions to some of the toughest social issues of our times. He has also co-founded multiple startups such as AmarLab, neofarmers, Spider Digital, Cholo Shobai, and Druto Sheba.

Tazin also works with global brands in consulting and advisory roles on topics related to human-centered design, UX/CX, leadership, organizational strategy, entrepreneurship, non-profit management, public health, and more.

Global Hero Award Winners

Celeste Mergens

2019: Celeste Mergens
Founder & CEO, Days for Girls International

2018: Patrick G. Awuah, Jr.
Founder and President of Ashesi University, Ghana

Tom Waldron

2017: Tom Waldron (in memoriam)
Founder and CEO of Waldron

Bill Neukom

2016: Bill Neukom
Founder, The World Justice Project

Bill Gates Sr., Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2015: Bill Gates Sr.
Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Akhtar Badshah, Former Senior Director, Microsoft

2014: Akhtar Badshah
Former Senior Director, Microsoft

Jennifer Potter, Former CEO, Initiative for Global Development

2013: Jennifer Potter
Former CEO, Initiative for Global Development

Therese Caouette, Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Partners Asia

2012: Therese Caouette
Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Partners Asia

Roy Prosterman, Co-founder, Landesa

2011: Roy Prosterman
Co-founder, Landesa