Lori Ann Walsh Imdad
Lori’s name has been synonymous with organizing events with various organizations in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the last ten years. Recently she launched Oomph Bangladesh to bring DIPLO, a Grammy-winning electronic dance music producer to Dhaka.
She has also been an executive member of Dhaka American Women’s Club since 2005. Through the DAWC she organized large and small fundraisers that included multiple performers. Since 2009 she has chaired and alternately co-chaired their largest event the “Hollywood Ball” held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. She has also chaired many other events that they hold as well.
In 2009, she organized the American Employees Association’s (AEEA or better known as the American Club) Bengali New Year Celebration that featured an internationally renowned Bangladeshi band called Miles (lead singer is Hamid Ahmed). She also has worked with the Bangladeshi the internationally renowned group called LRB (lead singer Ayub Bacchu). These two groups have performed all over the world.
In 2016 she contacted and liaised with many agencies local and internationally that resulted in DIPLO coming to Dhaka. Leading up to the event she worked with his agents, local embassies and law enforcement to ensure the event took place with no issues.
In 2018 she organized Native Artistry that featured 30+ Artisans all under one roof. The event received a lot of local media coverage for highlighting the need to continue promoting made in Bangladesh products.
On a day-to-day basis, she is best known for her role at American Standard International School as its Principal.
On April 24th, 2013 Bangladesh witnessed the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, Dhaka. Sabah was on the ground in New York City walking into corporate headquarters of many of the companies Bangladesh relies on for garment exports and getting their agreement and signature on the Safety Accord that went into effect on May 15, 2013.
This effort came to the attention of leading politicians John Liu and Reshma Saujani and they requested her to assist them in their political campaigns during 2013. Bushra organized grassroots campaigning and political fundraisers throughout the rest of that year in New York City.
Since coming to Bangladesh Sabah assisted the Dhaka American Women’s Club and Dhaka Expat Club organizing community events while continuing her education at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) part time.
In 2016 she joined the DIPLO team and worked tireless to bring this event to its successful end. She continues to work with Muzikraft Bangladesh as a Director and assists with it community events. She is currently working on its upcoming project that will take place in 2020.