Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Chairman, Yunus Centre

Economics, ESG and Sustainability
Finance, Finance

Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Yunus is a social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. Yunus and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development making his cotribution to the BFSI sector unparalleled. He received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010. In 2008, he was rated number #2 in Foreign Policy magazine's list of the 'Top 100 Global Thinkers.' 

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