Zafar Sobhan

Member, IID Governing Body
Editor, Dhaka Tribune

Mr. Zafar Sobhan is currently serving as Editor at Dhaka Tribune. Before that he worked for seven years as a senior editor at The Daily Star, and four years as editor of Forum magazine. Prior to that Mr. Sobhan was a consultant for the transformation of the Bangladeshi media landscape at The Independent, Dhaka Courier, and Shokaler Khobor, among other media clients. Mr. Sobhan continues to write a weekly opinion column for The Sunday Guardian, and is Bangladesh’s first columnist to be syndicated outside the country. In addition, he has written for TIME, YaleGlobal, EPW, and Outlook, among other publications. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and is a 2009 Yale World Fellow.