The father of Microcredit and Social Business

Nobel Laureate Professor

MUHAMMAD YUNUS

About Me

Professor Muhammed Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, was born in 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, by the Boxirhat Road in Hathazari, Chittagong on the Bengal Presidency of the British Raj, which today forms modern Bangladesh.

Muhammad Yunus was born to father Hazi Dula Mia Shoudagar who was a jeweler, and his mother Sufia Khatun was a housewife. He has 9 siblings, 6 brothers and 2 sisters and among them he was the 3rd child of his parents. Four years of Muhammad Yunus’s childhood was spent in the village, Bathua. Later in 1944, his family moved to the port city of Chittagong, and he shifted from village school to Lamabazar Primary School.

Personal Information

Name : MUHAMMAD YUNUS
Present Address : Chairman, Yunus Centre Grameen Bank, Mirpur-2 Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
Date of Birth : June 28, 1940
Nationality : Bangladeshi
Education : Ph.D in Economics, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.(1970)
RESUME

MY RESUME

Cabinet Minister (Advisor)

Caretaker Government of Bangladesh1996 (April-June)

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Chancellor

Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK2012 (June)- Present

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Managing Director

Grameen Bank, Bangladesh1983 - 2011

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Chairman

Yunus Centre, Bangladesh2008- Present

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Adjunct Professor

La Trobe Business School, in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Australia2015 – Present

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ACHIEVED & honored

4

Scholarships

57

Honorary Degrees

132

Awards

133

Membership / Member

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006 was awarded jointly to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank
"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."

Muhammad Yunus

  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2006
  • Residence at the time of the award: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Role: Founder of Grameen Bank
  • Prize share: 1/2

Grameen Bank

  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2006
  • Founded: 1976 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Residence at the time of the award: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Prize share: 1/2

The World of
Three Zeros

zero poverty

People in the developing world are in fact more predisposed to entrepreneurship when one considers the millions employed in micro-entrepreneurial ventures in the informal economy, which encompasses more than 60% of the labor force in many developing countries.

zero unemployment

Social businesses can help encourage entrepreneurship and financial independence and thus alleviate the problem of unemployment for populations that conventional markets often fail to reach, like the rural poor.

zero net carbon emissions

To use social business to address global climate change. Contemporary debates over climate change policy often center on the balance between supporting economic growth and protecting the environment, especially for developing nations.

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