Sajida Humayun Kabir

Sajida Humayun Kabir, patron of SAJIDA Foundation, has vast experience in philanthropic work. When her late husband, our founder, Syed Humayun Kabir, founded SAJIDA Foundation as a gift to his wife on the occasion of their 25th anniversary, the founding symbolized both a personal thought and a unique model of NGO financing. Funded by a majority shareholding of Renata, what was so remarkable about the founding of SAJIDA Foundation in 1993 was the explicit joining of a private enterprise (Renata) to a public purpose.

Sajida Humayun Kabir’s professional and philanthropic endeavors cover a vast array of subject areas. After achieving an Honours degree in Psychology and Philosophy and her Masters degree in Psychology, she worked as a psychologist and social worker at Nari Punarbason Kendro. Working with the renowned psychologist, Prof. Nazimuddin, provided her valuable experience as a psychologist in the mental ward in PG Hospital. She also worked as Research Assistant at the National Institute of Public Administration and a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture University of Engineering and Technology. In the later phase of her career, she served as a Director of Renata Limited and the Chairperson of SAJIDA Foundation.

Sajida Humayun Kabir also has a wealth of experience in community work. She served as Vice President and Secretary General of the Society for Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled. She is a former member of Zonta International Club and a former member of Trust for the Intellectually Disabled. She is also a “life member” of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and a member National Association of Sports for Persons with Intellectual Disability.