Founder

Founder

Muhammad Yunus

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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as "one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”


In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. Professor Muhammad Yunus is the recipient of 55 honorary degrees from universities across 20 countries. He has received 112 awards from 26 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. Other notable awards include the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1984), World Food Prize (1998), The Prince of Asturias Award for Concord (1998), Sydney Peace Prize (1998) and the Seoul Peace Prize (2006). In Bangladesh he got President's Award in 1978 for introducing an innovative organisation in agriculture. He was awarded the Independence Day Award in 1987, by the President of Bangladesh for the outstanding contribution in rural development. This is the highest civilian national award of Bangladesh.


Professor Yunus was chosen by Wharton School of Business as one of "The 25 Most influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years." AsiaWeek (Hong Kong) selected him as one of "Twenty Great Asians (1975-1995)." Ananda Bazaar Patrika (India) selected Professor Yunus as one of "Ten Great Bengalis of the Century (1900-1999).”


In 2006, Time Magazine listed Professor Yunus under "60 years of Asian Heroes" as one the top 12 business leaders. In 2008, in an open online poll, Yunus was voted the 2nd topmost intellectual person in the world on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (United States). In 2010, The New Statesman (UK) listed him as one of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures."


Professor Yunus has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, Hardtalk on BBC and The Simpsons. Financial Times chose Professor Muhammed Yunus as one of six Finance Pioneers. In the March 31, 2015 issue in an article entitled"Business Pioneers in Finance"Professor Yunus has been placed alongside Warren Buffett, Amadeo Giannini, Henry Kravis, J.P Morgan, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild as greatest business finance pioneers of all time. He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine.

Goodwill Ambassador

Goodwill Ambassador

Huang Han

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Huang Han is the Professor of the Jiangsu Provincial Party School and former commentator of "You Are the One". She graduated from the Department of Sociology of Nanjing University as a PhD in 2002. The theme of her doctoral dissertation is "Chinese Farmers' Perception of Urban Cities", which involves a detailed research of Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank. From 2003 to 2013, Professor Huang served as the Committee Member of Jiangsu Women's Federation. Additionally, Professor Huang has won the "Outstanding Teaching Award" of the Jiangsu Provincial Party School multiple times; In 2006, she was directed as one of the middle-aged science and technology leaders in the Chinese provincial project - "333 High-level Talent Training."


In June 2010, she was a guest commentator of "You Are the One", a famous Chinese television program that pays close attention to matchmaking and life values of young Chinese and has extensive influence over the global Chinese community. In December 2014, Lukou Village, Jiangsu Province, China, appointed by Professor Yunus, Professor Huang became the Ambassador of Grameen China. Since then, Professor Huang actively engage in Grameen China's events such as the "Yunus China Week," "Grameen China Bangladesh Delegation," and other major activities.


President

President

Gao Zhan

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Gao Zhan is the President of Grameen China, Chairman of the China Yunus Foundation, Deputy Director of Inclusive Finance Committee of Asian Financial Cooperation Association, Expert Committee Member of China Banking and Small Loan Regulatory Commission, Researcher of Yunus Social Business Center of Zhengzhou University, Independent Director of Dongwu Village Bank of Siyang, Jiangsu Province. In additon, Gao Zhan has served as a reporter for the "Reform Internal Reference" and "China Reform" of the National Development and Reform Commission, Deputy Director of the Press Department and a reporter for "Times Weekly", a Poverty Alleviation Cadre of the Guangdong Provincial Government in Western Guangdong, and a Visiting Scholar of the US State Department.


He has long been engaged in the field of rural revitalization and poverty alleviation, and has been interviewed by multiple media including CCTV and Phoenix Satellite TV. In 2012, he conducted field researches in both Grameen Bank Bangladesh and Grameen USA and formulated a research report based on his findings. Gao Zhan met with Professor Mohammed Yunus during his research and managed to discuss the development of inclusive finance in a Chinese-oriented context. In 2013, Gao Zhan founded the preparation team for the "Grameen China Initiative." In December 2014, together with Professor Mohammed Yunus and at the invitation of the Chinese government, he formally launched Grameen China, a social business that aims to help the poor in China, especially economically disadvantaged women escape poverty by replicating the Grameen microfinance model.


Director, Inclusive Finance

Director, Inclusive Finance

Farid Uddin

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Farid Uddin is a representative sent by Professor Yunus. He is the former Executive Vice President of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, former President of Grameen Costa Rica, Director of Grameen China Training Center, and researcher of Yunus Center at Zhengzhou University. He is proficient in Bangladesh, Spanish, English and other languages. He joined Grameen Bank and served as the Deputy Director of the Grameen Bank Development and Innovation Center, Regional General Manager and auditor, and Executive Deputy Governor after graduating with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Chittagong University in 1983. He also served as a microfinance expert in many other international institutions.


Branch Managers

Branch Managers

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Babor Ali
Lankao, Henan

MA in Literature from Rajshahi University. Mr.Ali joined Grameen Bank in 1991 as a Branch Manager. In 1994, he led the audit department and later joined the international project department. In 2012, he served as the Regional Manager of the Mexican Grameen replication project in Oaxaca and successfully developed 4,500 female members. He joined Grameen China in 2017.
Babor Ali
Lankao, Henan

MA in Literature from Rajshahi University. Mr.Ali joined Grameen Bank in 1991 as a Branch Manager. In 1994, he led the audit department and later joined the international project department. In 2012, he served as the Regional Manager of the Mexican Grameen replication project in Oaxaca and successfully developed 4,500 female members. He joined Grameen China in 2017.
Zakaria Rahman
Kaifeng, Henan

MA in Science from Rajshahi University. Mr. Rahman joined Grameen Bank in 2004 as a Branch Manager of Grameen Bank at one of its oldest branches. Since 2009, he served as a Project and Training Coordinator of Grameen Bank's International Project Department. He joined Grameen China in December 2019 as Manager of the Kaifeng Branch in Henan.
Zakaria Rahman
Kaifeng, Henan

MA in Science from Rajshahi University. Mr. Rahman joined Grameen Bank in 2004 as a Branch Manager of Grameen Bank at one of its oldest branches. Since 2009, he served as a Project and Training Coordinator of Grameen Bank's International Project Department. He joined Grameen China in December 2019 as Manager of the Kaifeng Branch in Henan.
Muslemur Rahman 
Lukou, Jiangsu 

MA in Management from Chittagong University. Mr. Rhaman joined Grameen Bank in 1986, where he worked for over 28 years. He successively served as a Grameen Bank Branch Manager, Deputy Regional Manager, and Regional Manager. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Regional Manager of Grameen Bank in Colombia. He joined Grameen China in December 2017.
Muslemur Rahman
Lukou, Jiangsu

MA in Management from Chittagong University. Mr. Rhaman joined Grameen Bank in 1986, where he worked for over 28 years. He successively served as a Grameen Bank Branch Manager, Deputy Regional Manager, and Regional Manager. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Regional Manager of Grameen Bank in Colombia. He joined Grameen China in December 2017.
Wang Kexin 
Langao, Shaanxi

Wang Kexin graduated from the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) with a master's degree. He previously served as a teacher for Teach for China at Tengchong, Yunnan, and joined Grameen China in August 2019. He is currently the Branch Manager at the Grameen-China Construction Bank Cooperative Project at Langao, Shaanxi.
Wang Kexin
Langao, Shaanxi

Wang Kexin graduated from the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) with a master's degree. He previously served as a teacher for Teach for China at Tengchong, Yunnan, and joined Grameen China in August 2019. He is currently the Branch Manager at the Grameen-China Construction Bank Cooperative Project at Langao, Shaanxi.
Moshiar Rahman
Hanyin, Shaanxi 

MA in History from the Rajshahi University. Mr. Rahman joined Grameen Bank in 1983 and was dispatched to Mexico in 2009 to replicate the Grameen model. He served as the Regional Director in Mexico from 2012 to 2014. He joined Grameen China in 2018 as the Manager of Henan Lankao Kaocheng Branch, and later transferred to the Shaanxi Ankang Hanyin Branch.
Moshiar Rahman
Hanyin, Shaanxi

MA in History from the Rajshahi University. Mr. Rahman joined Grameen Bank in 1983 and was dispatched to Mexico in 2009 to replicate the Grameen model. He served as the Regional Director in Mexico from 2012 to 2014. He joined Grameen China in 2018 as the Manager of Henan Lankao Kaocheng Branch, and later transferred to the Shaanxi Ankang Hanyin Branch.
Ou Chunbi, 
Hanbin, Shaanxi 

BA in Social Work from Yunnan University. Ms.Ou previously served as the Project Director of "Teach for China" and was responsible for organizational operations in Yunnan. She joined Grameen China in 2016 as the Center Manager of the Dali Branch. During her tenure, her members grow quickly, with a repayment rate was 100%. She is now the Branch Manager of Hanbin.
Ou Chunbi,
Hanbin, Shaanxi

BA in Social Work from Yunnan University. Ms.Ou previously served as the Project Director of "Teach for China" and was responsible for organizational operations in Yunnan. She joined Grameen China in 2016 as the Center Manager of the Dali Branch. During her tenure, her members grow quickly, with a repayment rate was 100%. She is now the Branch Manager of Hanbin.
Abdul Maleque
Shenzhen

MA in Accounting, Rajshahi University. Mr. Maleque joined Grameen Bank in 1985 as a branch manager. In 2006, he served as the Deputy General Manager of Operations and Assistant of the Secretariat Manager. In 2013, he served as the Manager of the Brooklyn Branch of Grameen America. He joined Grameen China in 2017 as the Manager of Shenzhen Longhua Branch.
Abdul Maleque
Shenzhen

MA in Accounting, Rajshahi University. Mr. Maleque joined Grameen Bank in 1985 as a branch manager. In 2006, he served as the Deputy General Manager of Operations and Assistant of the Secretariat Manager. In 2013, he served as the Manager of the Brooklyn Branch of Grameen America. He joined Grameen China in 2017 as the Manager of Shenzhen Longhua Branch.
Li Xiaojing
Futian, Shenzhen

MA in Social Work from the Capital University of Economics and Business. Ms. Li is an intermediate-level social worker with 8 years of full-time work experience in the field of public welfare. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and French. Li joined Grameen China in 2019 and became the Manager of the Shenzhen Futian branch in March 2020.
Li Xiaojing
Futian, Shenzhen

MA in Social Work from the Capital University of Economics and Business. Ms. Li is an intermediate-level social worker with 8 years of full-time work experience in the field of public welfare. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and French. Li joined Grameen China in 2019 and became the Manager of the Shenzhen Futian branch in March 2020.
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