125 Influential People and Ideas: Iqbal Quadir Brought Phone Service to the Bangladeshi Poor
Apr 01, 2007
The Wharton School of Business honors Iqbal Quadir as one of its 125 most influential alumni.
by Wharton Alumni Magazine staff
The idea for GrameenPhone came to Iqbal Quadir during an afternoon of on-the-job frustration in 1993. His investment banking office’s computer network had failed, stymieing his efforts to work. As he sat there, he recalled another wasted day in 1971 when he was 13 and living with his family in a rural village in Bangladesh to escape a war that was ravaging the big cities. Read more at The Wharton School >>