On September 30, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its second class of “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the third in a series of 30 features about these impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
If he had to sum up his career path in a single sentence, Rafeed would say he is someone who loves to make and tell stories through product and content in the media.
That love shows in his journey, which has taken him through both digital and print opportunities and turned him into a tireless and inspirational promoter of the media among young audiences.
“I have spoken in multiple conferences and sessions, including the leading universities in Bangladesh, inspiring students to come work in the media.”
He also has written two books, one of which is a best-seller, and implemented an initiative, the Edge Ambassadors Programme, to expose college students to the newspaper brand. That initiative not only attracted young readers but attracted advertisers interested in the youth market.
He hopes the work he’s doing will last well into the future:
“I hope to inspire not just the people in The Business Standard but young professionals in other news media companies to do even better than I.”