April 5, 2010 | 1:21 PM
Shah Newaz, our Senior Vice President and General Manager at Grameen America, will offer a lecture at Stony Brook University this Wednesday, April 7.
Mr. Newaz will share the historical background of the Grameen Bank Project in Bangladesh from 1976, and recent updates, based on his experiences working for Grameen Bank in Bangladesh for 25 years, the Grameen replication program in the Dominican Republic where he worked for two years, and the most recent developments of starting up Grameen America Inc. in New York and Nebraska. Mr. Newaz has over 25 years experience with Grameen as a manager with global experience in establishing Grameen businesses.
Shah Newaz shares Grameen America and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus mission. He works to alleviate poverty and spur entrepreneurship by providing small loans, savings programs, credit establishment, and financial education to people living below the poverty line in the United States.