Rubaba Dowla

Founder & Managing Director, Pulse Healthcare Services

Rubaba Dowla

Founder & Managing Director, Pulse Healthcare Services

Biography

Rubaba Dowla is a highly experienced leader with successful track record, she has more than nineteen years of experience in Telecommunications field. At present, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Pulse Healthcare service, a Digital healthcare platform providing access to Doctors through video consultation with online diagnosis and e-prescription capability. She aims to transform the quality of healthcare service in Bangladesh for the mass by leveraging relevant technologies. As Chief of Marketing and Chief Communications Officer, she has been instrumental in building Telenor subsidiary GrameenPhone as number one brand and market leader in Bangladesh with more than USD one billion in revenue from startup stage. She also served as the Chief Service Officer, Head of .Mcommerce of Airtel Bangladesh , a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel. During her leadership at Grameenphone and Airtel, some successful product innovations have also received world GSMA awards, ASIA communications awards and other acclamations. After completing BBA, MBA from DU, she also completed executive programs at Harvard Business Studies, London Business school and Stockholm School of Economics. She has been instrumental and passionate about empowering women, a strong advocate for women rights and equality. Recognized as top 50 Women in Mobile content by World Telecom, recipient of Begum Rokeya award, Anaya top 10 women award, 5 most powerful women in mobile Asia and recipient of South Asian business excellence award for “Outstanding women leadership” . She is the president of TiE Dhaka Chapter ( The Indus entrepreneurs association ) . At present she is Board Director of Marie Stopes Bangladesh (women and children healthcare ), Executive Director of Bangladesh Women in IT (BWIT ), Director of Palliative Care Foundation, Sponsor of Sporsho Braille foundation (for visually impaired children), Board Director of Jaago foundation, Board Director of Special Olympics Bangladesh and Former President of Bangladesh Badminton Federation (2009-2015).