Sheikh Tanjeb Islam

Head Of Events Editorial (programming) at World Economic Forum

Sheikh Tanjeb Islam has extensive work experience in various roles and organizations.

Sheikh Tanjeb currently serves as the Head of Events Editorial (Programming) at the World Economic Forum since September 2022. Sheikh Tanjeb is responsible for overseeing the programming of events.

Sheikh Tanjeb has also held the position of Head of Government Affairs at the Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution Network at the World Economic Forum from October 2020 to June 2023. In this role, they managed the Forum's network of Affiliate Centres and drove regulatory change in emerging technologies.

Prior to their current roles, they worked as the Regional Lead-Asia Pacific and Economist at the World Economic Forum from February 2018 to October 2020. Sheikh Tanjeb focused on the Asia-Pacific region and worked with stakeholders to manage relationships and advise on government and policy matters.

Before joining the World Economic Forum, they worked at the World Bank Group as an Economist from March 2016 to March 2018. Sheikh Tanjeb supported the implementation of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics Project and provided advisory services to the Ministry of Finance.

Additionally, they worked as a Research and Operations Analyst at the World Bank Group from July 2015 to March 2016. Sheikh Tanjeb also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Columbia University in the City of New York from January 2015 to May 2015.

Furthermore, they worked as a Capstone Consultant at The Brookings Institution from November 2014 to May 2015.

Sheikh Tanjeb started their professional career as a Treasury Analyst/Management Trainee at British American Tobacco from June 2011 to August 2013.

Sheikh Tanjeb also worked as an Economist at the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh from January 2011 to June 2011. In this role, they led chapters in the government's Five Year Plan, developed databases, and analyzed macro-economic trends.

Overall, Sheikh Tanjeb Islam has a diverse background in economics, government affairs, and strategic leadership.

Sheikh Tanjeb Islam has a diverse and accomplished education history. Starting in 2006, they attended Monash University, where they earned a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree with a major in Economics. From there, they went on to the University of Sydney, where they pursued a Master of Economics degree, specializing in Political Economy, and completed their studies in 2010. In 2013, Islam enrolled at Columbia University to earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA), focusing on Economic and Political Development. Sheikh Tanjeb'stime at Columbia concluded in 2015. Most recently, from 2018 to 2020, they pursued a Masters in Advanced Global Leadership through the Global Leadership Fellowship at esteemed institutions such as INSEAD, London Business School, Harvard University, Columbia University, and China Europe International Business School. The program emphasized Organizational Leadership as its field of study. From this information, it is clear that Sheikh Tanjeb Islam has dedicated significant time and effort to their education, consistently seeking opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in various areas of study.



  • Head Of Events Editorial (programming)

    September, 2022 - present

  • Head Of Government Affairs Centre For The 4th Industrial Revolution Network

    October, 2020

  • Regional Lead Asia Pacific Economist Global Leadership Fellow

    February, 2018