Born in Sylhet, Bangladesh,Rukhsana Hasib experienced the horrors of genocide first hand, during Pakistan’s occupation of Bangladesh in 1971. Her mother and little sisters were thrown in prison camp after her father; was murdered. After Bangladesh became independent her father’s remains were discovered in one of seven mass graves. He was laid to rest with full military honors in a National Memorial built for him and 12 others who fell that day.
Rukhsana earned her MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey and worked as a commercial lending officer for Citibank, NA in New York before launching a successful business career and was featured in the Philadelphia Business section in 1990.
She was also appointed Commissioner of Asian American Affairs by Philadelphia’s first black Mayor, Wilson Goode and was elected President of the Delaware Valley Bangladesh American Association where she served for two terms.
Rukhsana Hasib is passionate about speaking out against abuse and indignities to women around the world and against religious extremism and gun violence in America.