Ms. Zareen Mahmud Hosein is the Founder and Executive Director of HerStory Foundation. The organization focuses on empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh through art, story-telling and capacity building. She is also the Founding Partner of Snehasish Mahmud & Co., Chartered Accountants. Ms. Hosein serves on the Board of the Aga Khan Foundation Bangladesh and is the Treasurer of Ghashful, an NGO focusing on women and child welfare and microcredit. Ms. Hosein has a BA in Economics from Smith College and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.