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Global Fellow

Ayeleen Ajanee Saleh


Ayeleen is the Founder of Acumen Academy Bangladesh. Prior to this, Ayeleen was a Director at Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), where she worked to build connections among youth from diverse backgrounds, and equip them with leadership skills. Prior to BYLC, Ayeleen worked at Friendship, a nonprofit supporting isolated, marginalized communities living in extreme poverty. She started her career working with Unilever. Ayeleen was raised in Karachi and is currently living in Dhaka with her husband, Amyn, and her children Amar and Ayza. She loves to travel, and enjoys learning and reading about the different cultures. She has an avid interest in exploring nature – be it scuba diving, mountaineering, or cycling a rickshaw for 400 km across Bangladesh to raise awareness about tiger conservation.

Ayeleen holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indian School of Business, a Master of Science in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

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