LONDON: Young social entrepreneur and entrepreneurship advocate, Matiullah Rahmaty has joined British Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BACCI) board of advisers to help boost entrepreneurship in Afghanistan.
Mr Rahmaty brings invaluable experience of mobilising startups and SMEs to create jobs, share experiences and help build an organic economy based on innovation and entrepreneurship.
He will advise and guide the chamber on important areas such as startup incubation, startup acceleration, venture capital, FinTech, co-working spaces and research into the role of entrepreneurship in rebuilding a prosperous Afghanistan.
BACCI chairman Dr Mohammad Hotak and fellow board member Mr Yousuf Dawran welcomed Mr Rahmaty’s joining of the board, and said,
Mr Rahmaty brings a unique set of skills and experience to the team, and together we will be able to do great things for the business community in Afghanistan, and building stronger business bridges with UK.
Rahmaty is a social entrepreneur with a strong background in business. He is currently the Founder/CEO of Bright Point Consulting Services.
He contributes to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Afghanistan through his involvement in the national and international initiatives across the country. He is the local Director at Founder Institute(fi.co), Co-Founder at impACT(impactheworld.com), Managing Partner at Coworthy (coworthy.com) and Program lead at CIVIC (civic.co).
As part of his social and cultural activities, he is the also co-founder of Book Club Afghanistan, also Global Shaper at World Economic Forum and volunteer at TEDx.