Muhammad Yunus is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, which provides microcredit to millions of poor people in Bangladesh. In 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Professor Yunus’ vision is the total eradication of poverty from the world. The World Bank recently acknowledged that “this business approach to the alleviation of poverty has allowed millions of individuals to work their way out of poverty with dignity.” Professor Yunus serves on the boards of many national and international organizations. Besides Grameen Bank, he has created a number of companies in Bangladesh to address diverse issues of poverty and development.