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Iqbal Z. Quadir (Bengali: ইকবাল জেড. কাদীর) (born August 13, 1958 in Jessore, East Pakistan, present day Bangladesh), founder of Gonofone and Grameenphone, is currently the Founder and Director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the founding co-editor of Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, a journal published by MIT Press. Quadir was born in Jessore, Bangladesh and moved to the United States in 1976 and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He passed his Secondary School Certificate from Jhenidah Cadet College, Bangladesh. He received a B.S. with honors from Swarthmore College (1981), an M.A. (1983) and an M.B.A. (1987) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Quadir served as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington, D.C., (1983–1985), an associate at Coopers & Lybrand (1987–1989), an associate of Security Pacific Merchant Bank (1989–1991), vice president of Atrium...
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