Wais Islam is Fernhill’s Chief Economist and Global Policy Adviser based in London, UK.
A former Higher Executive Officer in the Home Office he was an elected Labour councillor (2006-2010) and London 2012 Olympic Ambassador in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
He graduated with a 2:1 BA(Honours) in Economics and Business from London Guildhall University and attained a Postgraduate Diploma, having studied MSc in Public Policy from the world famous Queen Mary, University of London.
He has worked in E-Commerce for NatWest Group Head Office in London, various regeneration initiatives, serving in planning and development as well as pensions and investments committees.
Wais has an extensive professional consultancy background in UK real estate including residential and commercial assets as well as luxury and budget hotel markets.
He brings a wealth of knowledge in policy making and public private partnerships as he fully supported the completion of the £1bn Royal London Hospital, the £9bn London Olympic stadium for the London 2012 Games and the Sports Physiotherapy Department in Mile End Hospital, London.
Wais has extensive networks in international trade and industry including banking and finance as well as construction and public infrastructure development.
Wais is keen to work with Bangladeshi stakeholders at all levels to help improve the overall quality of life for Bangladeshi people. Wais supports public and private initiatives to grow the economy of Bangladesh and promote the country globally for international trade and development initiatives. He is keen to address climate change issues through sustainable and eco-friendly development initiatives and educational partnerships supported by the United Nations.
Wais strongly believes that Bangladesh’s economic growth will exceed current levels if we engage the country’s talented women and young enterpreneurs more and continue to help young people with education and training and by creating employment opportunities enabling them to maximise their personal growth potential.
Wais believes that Fernhill will be able to develop corporate social responsibility programmes for successful Bangladeshi firms, creating a fairer and stronger society with plenty of employment and training opportunities as well as health initiatives.
Wais is very accessible and can be reached on +447903028392