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Quick Chat with Tanvir A. Mishuk

FinTech Personality of The Year: Tanvir A. Mishuk - theincap

Tanvir A. Mishuk
Founder & Managing Director
Nagad

The greatest achievement of your life as of now 

Making my father proud, who was a freedom fighter. Sometimes I look at him and feel content that I did not let his efforts go to waste.

How do you define patriotism? 

Doing what you do but always asking – “How does this act give back to my country and its people?”

The greatest philosopher in your view 

The father of our nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he instilled the philosophy in me that no matter how difficult the situation is, you must fight for your rights.

Meaning of “Success” to you 

Not what others think of you, but what YOU think of yourself.

Your Icon   

Since I’ve founded a fintech company, my look up to the person who enabled the ecosystem for it – Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Information and Communication Technology affairs advisor of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for. 

Name the most influential books you have read

Oshomapto Attojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs) by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. One of my greatest regrets is that I could not meet him.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I dreamt of being a Captain of a ship, interestingly at present my work is somewhat similar in metaphorical sense.

Which is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My dear son.

Your greatest fear 

One day we’ll wake up and there will be no internet

Favorite Poet and Author 

The national poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam

What motivates you? 

Constantly challenging the status quo 

Hobby 

Travelling and learning about different cultures

Your favorite holiday destination

Singapore

Best piece of advice you’ve received 

My icon Sajeeb Wazed Joy once said, “Find new technologies – don’t imitate, rather innovate.” 

You in only three words 

Innovator, Empathetic, Foodie 

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