What pioneers Say

Photo: Brittany Gawley
Elisabeth Baugh
Chair, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

'As Chair, I am delighted to welcome Rafe Sadnan Adel to the Board of Directors of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition as of July 1, 2021.  Founder of the not-for-profit Cancerbd.net and a journalist by trade, his significant skill and expertise as a communicator and patient advocate will be a huge asset and we are honoured that he will be joining us in our mission to ensure that every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival and best quality of life – no matter where they live.'

Dr Muhammad Musa
Asia Regional Director, CARE

'It was an honor to work with Adel in BRAC. He was one of the most dynamic professionals I have worked with in my career. My prayer and wishes for his continued growth.'

Clara MacKay
CEO, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

'Adel’s passion for patient advocacy resulting from the loss of his own mother to ovarian cancer combined with his exceptional communications credentials make him an excellent addition to the Board of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition and we look forward to working with him to change the future of ovarian cancer, for all women.'

Syed Ishtiaque Reza
Member, Bangladesh Press Council & Editor in Chief, GTV 

'Rafe Sadnan Adel is an accomplished reporter. He has deep sense of precision in journalism.'

Jude William Genilo

Head, Media Studies and Journalism Department at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

'Adel is a very driven person.  He is dedicated and committed to his profession.  May there be more communicators like him.'

Nadeem Qadir
Former Press Minister, Bangladesh High Commission in London

'Adel is one of the most professional, dedicated and wonderful person I have ever met.'

Priya Esselborn
Program Director Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan at Deutsche Welle Akademie

'Adel is a very experienced journalist and competent communications expert that impressed me in our first meeting itself. His knowledge and big network is outstanding.'

Rashed Chowdhury
Former Press Minister, Bangladesh High Commission in London

'Adel, a rare combination of smartness and intelligence. He smartly can give correct answer and solve problems intelligently.'

Kazi Mohua
Fulbright Humphrey Fellow & Strategic Communications Expert

'He combines an incredible talent for positioning issues and communications skills with an extraordinary sense of strategy.'

Talat Mamun
Executive Editor, Channel 24

'The mission that Adel have fix for well being of the nation is unique- his devotion is inspiring us despite all odds. Best wishes for his mission impossible to be possible.'

Shakil Ahmed
Member Secretary, Broadcast Journalist Center, Bangladesh & Head of News, Ekattor Television

'Man of integrity ! Thus success follows his footstep. I love him!'

Pantho Rahaman
President of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB)

'Adel is a complete media person, who can make a difference while working as a journalist or as a communication expert. He is dedicated, that's the key to his success. I wish him the best.'

Zafar Sobhan
Editor, Dhaka Tribune

"Adel's professionalism and ability is matched only by his intelligence and integrity. Whether as reporter or communications professional, he is the real deal." 

Asif Ahmed
Project Manager-Customer Experience & Brand Reputation Management, Marketing, Bell

'He has set an example of how to blend journalistic capabilities into adding value to the growth of an organisation.'

Mainul Islam Khan
Project Manager, DW Akademie & Knight Fellow, Stanford University, USA 

'Adel possesses utmost but suave skill with solution-orient constructive approach on any issue in media and communication that guarantee a professional result.'