Raya Rahman, Co-founder and Editor   After a decade of working in the corporate world on adult sounding topics such as "bids", "proposals" and "corporate governance", Raya Rahman is now happily fulfilling her passion of running a book publishing house for non-adults. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two spirited daughters, who were her two main inspirations for starting Guba Publishing,

Raya Rahman, Co-founder and Editor

After a decade of working in the corporate world on adult sounding topics such as "bids", "proposals" and "corporate governance", Raya Rahman is now happily fulfilling her passion of running a book publishing house for non-adults. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two spirited daughters, who were her two main inspirations for starting Guba Publishing,

Inshra S. Russell, Co-founder and Creative Director    Inshra Sakhawat Russell  is a filmmaker, photographer, writer and illustrator with a diverse range of interesting projects under her belt. Inshra's creations include  "The Singing Teacher" - a short film she directed and produced,  advertising campaigns for Aarong  - a Bangladeshi artisan based retailer, numerous music videos for musicians in London and her debut picture book "Tiny Jumps In". She lives in London, U.K. with her husband and their baby boy, Ruben.

Inshra S. Russell, Co-founder and Creative Director

Inshra Sakhawat Russell is a filmmaker, photographer, writer and illustrator with a diverse range of interesting projects under her belt. Inshra's creations include "The Singing Teacher"- a short film she directed and produced, advertising campaigns for Aarong - a Bangladeshi artisan based retailer, numerous music videos for musicians in London and her debut picture book "Tiny Jumps In". She lives in London, U.K. with her husband and their baby boy, Ruben.

Yasmin Rahman, Director Bangladesh Distribution   Yasmin Rahman is a former elementary school teacher who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Guba team from her twenty plus years of teaching young children in Bangladesh and Canada. Mrs. Rahman resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh with her family. She is a proud grandmother of four beautiful children.

Yasmin Rahman, Director Bangladesh Distribution

Yasmin Rahman is a former elementary school teacher who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Guba team from her twenty plus years of teaching young children in Bangladesh and Canada. Mrs. Rahman resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh with her family. She is a proud grandmother of four beautiful children.

 
Mustafa Monwar, Creative Advisor   Mustafa Monwar is an eminent Bangladeshi artist, painter, sculptor, puppeteer, TV and radio program director, producer, performer, and a professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He is currently the chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, which is the national academy for promoting cultural development and for nurturing the artistic talents of children in Bangladesh. His puppet shows, filled with positive social messages, are watched and beloved by Bengali speaking children all over the world. In 2004 Mr. Monwar was awarded the Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh. Mr. Monwar resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh with his family. His only granddaughter believes (rightfully we think!) that she has the best grandfather in the world.

Mustafa Monwar, Creative Advisor

Mustafa Monwar is an eminent Bangladeshi artist, painter, sculptor, puppeteer, TV and radio program director, producer, performer, and a professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He is currently the chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, which is the national academy for promoting cultural development and for nurturing the artistic talents of children in Bangladesh. His puppet shows, filled with positive social messages, are watched and beloved by Bengali speaking children all over the world. In 2004 Mr. Monwar was awarded the Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh. Mr. Monwar resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh with his family. His only granddaughter believes (rightfully we think!) that she has the best grandfather in the world.

Sherezad Shafiq, Business Advisor, Sales   Sherezad Shafiq is a Mechanical Engineer with two decades of sales, business development and strategic leadership experience in the equipment manufacturing business. Sherezad is passionate about implementing environmentally sustainable business practices and has been instrumental in bringing water and energy conservation products to the markets that he serves. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two daughters, and is excited to bring his sales leadership expertise as an advisor to the Guba team.

Sherezad Shafiq, Business Advisor, Sales

Sherezad Shafiq is a Mechanical Engineer with two decades of sales, business development and strategic leadership experience in the equipment manufacturing business. Sherezad is passionate about implementing environmentally sustainable business practices and has been instrumental in bringing water and energy conservation products to the markets that he serves. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two daughters, and is excited to bring his sales leadership expertise as an advisor to the Guba team.

Nancy Hoque, Business Advisor, Marketing   Nancy Hoque manages go-to-market strategy of new ventures. A former solutions architect designing communications for the U.S. military, and a former founder of a global Muslim headscarf fashion startup, with customers in over 25 countries. Nancy is a member of the Young Global Changers (part of the 2018 Global Solutions Summit), a worldwide group of innovators rethinking some of our biggest challenges. She is a woman in leadership advocate, discussing the need of women leaders with top Silicon Valley executives, G20 policy makers, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is working on building support for women entrepreneurs in developing countries, including the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. She recently won the She Run's It award at Forbes, recognized as a Leadership scholar at Berkeley-Haas, and is an advisor to Guba Publishing. Nancy lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband and two sons.

Nancy Hoque, Business Advisor, Marketing

Nancy Hoque manages go-to-market strategy of new ventures. A former solutions architect designing communications for the U.S. military, and a former founder of a global Muslim headscarf fashion startup, with customers in over 25 countries. Nancy is a member of the Young Global Changers (part of the 2018 Global Solutions Summit), a worldwide group of innovators rethinking some of our biggest challenges. She is a woman in leadership advocate, discussing the need of women leaders with top Silicon Valley executives, G20 policy makers, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is working on building support for women entrepreneurs in developing countries, including the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. She recently won the She Run's It award at Forbes, recognized as a Leadership scholar at Berkeley-Haas, and is an advisor to Guba Publishing. Nancy lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband and two sons.