Sajeeb Wazed is a prominent Bangladeshi political campaigner and a member of the Awami League, which is one of the 2 main political parties in the country. He derives from a prominent family as he is the son of the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, and the grandson of the 1st President of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Wazed officially joined the Awami League on February 25, 2009 and became a primary member of the Rangpur district unit of the party.
Soon after joining the Awami League, Wazed, unveiled the concept of paper and action plan for the government’s motivated “Digital Bangladesh” scheme. In his capacity as an Information Technology (IT) policy analyst, he helped develop a strong ICT industry in the country and initiated both e-governance and IT education on a mass scale. He strongly emphasized the utilization of IT to achieve the country’s development goals. Wazed cited that by 2021, the IT industry in the country would surpass textiles and ready made garments and become the major foreign exchange earner for the country.
His move to join the Awami league was welcomed by numerous political leaders and commentators. The World Economic Forum named Sajeeb as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders of the World. Wazed is not only one of the most renowned political campaigners in Bangladesh, but he is also one of the wealthiest in the country. His current net worth is estimated to be $1 billion, much of which derives from his family’s political influence. He is married to Kristine O. Wazed, with whom he has one child named Sophia Rehana Wazed.