Rubayat Khan is a serial social entrepreneur, development practitioner and data scientist from Bangladesh specialized in the innovative use of low-cost technologies to solve important global development challenges. Rubayat co-founded mPower Social Enterprises in 2008, an organization working at the cutting edge of ICT4D and M4D (Mobile for Development), and has in that capacity built award winning models and projects with organizations like BRAC and Save the Children in Asia, Africa and Central America. He has since co-founded and is CEO of mDoc LLC, which aims to take quality primary healthcare to the next 2 billion people in the world. In the past, he has worked as a consultant for the Gross National Happiness Commission in Bhutan, and for a data science firm in Silicon Valley called Kaggle.
Currently Rubayat runs Jeeon, a startup trying to leverage technology to upgrade rural drug sellers – the primary source of healthcare for most rural Bangladeshis – into high quality primary healthcare providers. He graduated with an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School, and was awarded the Raymond Vernon Award for being the graduating student who best personifies the values of the program. He is also an Unreasonable Institute Fellow.