HEC Paris - MBA Program

Conversation with Runa Khan, founder of ONG Friendship in Bangladesh

Runa Khan at HEC Paris - Oct 3 2016

 

On October 3rd, HEC Paris students will have the great pleasure to meet and exchange with Mrs Runa Khan, Founder and President of the NGO “Friendship” in Bangladesh.

Runa Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of Friendship, a need-based, non-profit organization in Bangladesh. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Friendship International, operating in five countries. Her innovative healthcare system, which provides primary and advanced care to more than 2.5 million remote and climate vulnerable people every year, has been lauded globally. Under her leadership, Friendship now is a vibrant organization with over 1600 people, serving more than 500,000 beneficiaries per month with interventions not only in healthcare but also in Education, Disaster Management, Sustainable Economic Development, Good Governance, and Cultural Preservation. Runa Khan is also the Country Chair of Global Dignity.

She has received numerous international recognitions and awards, namely, Ashoka, Schwab, IDB & SCWEC. She is also the only Rolex Laureate from Bangladesh.
She is also a published author with eight books, six on pedagogy and two children’s story books.

Realisation leads to responsibility” – Runa Khan

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