About us 

Our vision is to build Bangladesh`s most efficient and largest agriculture finance and supply chain platform and improve the lives of farmers, retailers, businesses, and consumers in a meaningful manner.

 

iFarmer enables the farmer to access funding by selling the farm assets as they grow on their farm to investors for cash to cover the initial capital required. The farmer continues to look after the farm assets harvest. At harvest, iFarmer enables the sale of the farm produce through its B2B supply chain model which ensures a healty return for the farmer and the farm investor. 

 

By leveraging technology and data , we are also enabling banks and insruance companies to finance key market actors across the value chain including input retailers, farmers and traders. 


Our Team

Founded in 2018, iFarmer is Bangladesh's 1st Digital Agriculture Platform focused on connecting farm funders with real farmers in order to increase safe food production while promoting mass participation in Agri-Livestock funding.

Fahad Ifaz
Co-founder and CEO

Fahad always wanted to be a professional footballer but has now settled in designing solutions that could create meaningful imp... see more

Fahad always wanted to be a professional footballer but has now settled in designing solutions that could create meaningful impact for the people at large. He has the experience of working with organizations like the World Bank, CARE, SPRING Accelerator.

Jamil M Akbar
Co-founder and COO

More than 8 years of white collar experience in Information Technology. Specialized in managing complex operations and large te... see more

More than 8 years of white collar experience in Information Technology. Specialized in managing complex operations and large teams in challenging and mission-critical scenario.

Khairul Islam
Director

More than 15 years of professional experience; working in and for the private sector, research institutes, local and internatio... see more

More than 15 years of professional experience; working in and for the private sector, research institutes, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, development projects, donors and government institutions.

Munimul Islam
Director

Having studied in the field of telecommunication engineering he has vast experience of working in direct sales & brand communic... see more

Having studied in the field of telecommunication engineering he has vast experience of working in direct sales & brand communication working for ventures of Singtel, Orascom Telecom, Vimplecom & Axiata. He has also held leadership positions for German startup builder Rocket Internet in multiple countries.

Shuvo Rahman
Director - Technology

Shuvo is passionate about Science, technology, and human psychology! Being skeptical, curious as well as energetic, he has buil... see more

Shuvo is passionate about Science, technology, and human psychology! Being skeptical, curious as well as energetic, he has built a reputation in various aspects of the tech industry, i.e. application development, system architecture, artificial intelligence and data science.

Mahboob Rahman
Director

Mahboob Rahman is an innovative entrepreneur running several leading companies in entertainment, hospitality, construction, eco... see more

Mahboob Rahman is an innovative entrepreneur running several leading companies in entertainment, hospitality, construction, economic zone and information technology sector in Bangladesh. Mr. Rahman is educated in the University of Texas at Arlington, USA in Information Technology and did his Executive MBA from Helsinki School of Economics in Finland. He is the Chairman of The Peninsula Chittagong and ShowMotion Ltd (Star Cineplex), Managing Director of GasMin Ltd, BASE Ltd., Sayeman Beach Resort Ltd and SBG Economic Zone, Mirsarai.

Irfan Islam
Principal Advisor

Mr. Irfan Islam has over 17 years of local and multinational professional experiences in the Financial Sector, Telecommunicatio... see more

Mr. Irfan Islam has over 17 years of local and multinational professional experiences in the Financial Sector, Telecommunication, Local Conglomerate in the field of Corporate Affairs, Premium Banking, Corporate Cash Management, Business Development, Strategic plan making, Brand and Communication, Sales and Distribution etc. He has the experience of working in an organization like Mutual Trust Bank, Eastern Bank, Rangs Group, AKTEL, Telecom Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank etc.

Faisal Seraj
Financial Inclusion Advisor

Faisal Seraj is a management professional with significant experience in implementing and evaluating development projects in Af... see more

Faisal Seraj is a management professional with significant experience in implementing and evaluating development projects in Africa and Asia. He is currently the Country Representative of The Asia Foundation. He has the experience of founding and leading large scale for-profit and non-profit entities and was the former Country Representative of BRAC in Myanmar. He is interested in fintech, financial innovation, technology and creating impact at the bottom of the pyramid. He holds degrees in Economics, Environmental Economics and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Chowdhury Tanzim Karim
Legal Advisor

Mr. Karim has over 10 years of experience in dealing with a wide range of issues concerning company, banking, securities and ta... see more

Mr. Karim has over 10 years of experience in dealing with a wide range of issues concerning company, banking, securities and tax laws of Bangladesh. He is currently an advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and a Barrister at Law (Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn). Mr. Karim completed his Bar Vocational Course (Inns of Courts, School of Law) followed by LL.B (Hon's) from Cardiff University, UK and Diploma-In-Law from University of London.

Tahmid Hasan
Head of Partnership & Growth

Tahmid is an Agribusiness Enthusiast. He has vast experience in market research, brand development, data analysis, development ... see more

Tahmid is an Agribusiness Enthusiast. He has vast experience in market research, brand development, data analysis, development project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Forhad Julfikar Rafel
Head of Operations

Rafel has over 20 years of experience of project design, management, and implementation. He has diverse resource management exp... see more

Rafel has over 20 years of experience of project design, management, and implementation. He has diverse resource management experience under extreme pressure and deadline.

Raisul Alam
Manager, Business Development & Growth

Raisul has 6 years of demonstrated history of working and leading experience in Data Analysis, Fund Management, Customer Relati... see more

Raisul has 6 years of demonstrated history of working and leading experience in Data Analysis, Fund Management, Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, Structural Planning, Performance Management and leading Dynamic teams.

Faiza Alam
Partnership Manager

An experienced Market Systems Development/ M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) practitioner with over 6 years of experience.... see more

An experienced Market Systems Development/ M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) practitioner with over 6 years of experience. She has an in-depth understanding of value-chain analysis and designing development projects along with technical understanding in working with extremely poor, gender and especially women.

Md. Muhaiminul Hossain
Product Manager

I often think about quitting everything and going for a world tour and maybe I will one day. Did my Graduation from North South... see more

I often think about quitting everything and going for a world tour and maybe I will one day. Did my Graduation from North South University in BBA with a dual major in Marketing & Finance. My journey as a professional includes working for Rocket Internet, BRAC and SureCash. Experienced in E-commerce, Micro Finance, Financial Product Design, DFS & Product Management. Have passion for Photography, Tech world, Traveling and working out.

M.S. Jahan Emon
Marketing Communications Manager

Having the knack to solve the simplest problems with creative solutions, M S Jahan Emon has started his journey with iFarmer As... see more

Having the knack to solve the simplest problems with creative solutions, M S Jahan Emon has started his journey with iFarmer Asia as a Marketing Communications Manager. His work experience and background has equipped him with the perfect combinations of knowledge.

A.B.M Mushfiq-Uz-Zaman
Executive, Key Accounts Management

Mushfiq is tremendously serious about his work and strives to get things done whenever assigned to a task. Intensively passiona... see more

Mushfiq is tremendously serious about his work and strives to get things done whenever assigned to a task. Intensively passionate about organizing and delivering results, his team spirit and leadership skill helps him to blend in with people around him and carry out organizational activities.

Sadikur Rahman
Supply Chain Executive

Studied Industrial and Production Engineering and have more than 2 years of experience In E-commerce and Textile sectors. Speci... see more

Studied Industrial and Production Engineering and have more than 2 years of experience In E-commerce and Textile sectors. Specialised in Supply Chain & Online sales. Also worked directly in launching online campaigns with Banglalink, Pathao, Bkash, Sheba XYZ, City Bank, Daraz Grocery Campaign etc.

Sudip Podder
Tech Lead

Sudip has over 5 years of experience in Software Engineering. He has an aptitude for innovative ideas and he loves working with... see more

Sudip has over 5 years of experience in Software Engineering. He has an aptitude for innovative ideas and he loves working with products.

Satyajit Podder
Software Engineer

Satyajit is still discovering himself in the vast field of software engineering and information technology. The ever increasing... see more

Satyajit is still discovering himself in the vast field of software engineering and information technology. The ever increasing impact of technological advancement in social and economic life at individual, institutional as well as national/international level is a major area of his interest.

Tanzim Taher
Data Scientist

Tanzim has a diverse background in data science with a prolific focus in application of machine learning in remote sensing and ... see more

Tanzim has a diverse background in data science with a prolific focus in application of machine learning in remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Besides his career in data science, Tanzim is a former scholar at the Watson Institute for social entrepreneurs and has garnered quite a reputation as a philanthropist (he runs a charitable foundation).

Synthia Khan
UI/UX Designer

With Computer Science background, Synthia is well familiar with the architecture of the digital systems. She has experience in ... see more

With Computer Science background, Synthia is well familiar with the architecture of the digital systems. She has experience in web design, user experience & digital media marketing. She has always been passionate about sketching & creative design, which has made her a valuable asset for the position of UI/UX designer.

Md. Rassel Rahman
Field Facilitator

Mr. Rassel is currently deployed as our field facilitator for the Kurigram region. He is veterinary trained and represents i-Fa... see more

Mr. Rassel is currently deployed as our field facilitator for the Kurigram region. He is veterinary trained and represents i-Farmer in his designated area among our partner farmers and other stakeholders.

Md Abdul Ahad
Field Facilitator

Mr. Ahad is currently deployed as our field facilitator for the Lalmonirhat region. He is veterinary trained and represents i-F... see more

Mr. Ahad is currently deployed as our field facilitator for the Lalmonirhat region. He is veterinary trained and represents i-Farmer in his designated area among our partner farmers and other stakeholders.