Person of the Year

SHAFI AHMED

The British Bangladeshi Person of the Year 2017 is Shafi Ahmed for his outstanding achievement in performing the world’s first VR and Snapchat spectacles operations and for developing innovative platforms for surgical training accessible to all.

The BBPI ‘Person of the Year’, accolade is given in recognition of one individual’s ground-breaking achievement in their professional career. The Person of the Year is someone who is an exceptional role model and embodies our values of talent, success, leadership.

Shafi Ahmed is always looking at ways of translating technology into clinical practice with a mission to provide affordable and accessible surgical training to anyone and everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care.

Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries.