JULY, 2017

District Director’s Report

I am happy to introduce you to Bahar Gidwani, who will become the new CEO of the ACBL on July 1st, replacing Robert Hartman, who has resigned in order to take over a family business in Florida.

Bahar is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of CSRHub, a tech business which has built the world's largest database of sustainability information. Bahar designed CSRHub's patented data aggregation system and leads the company's business development and marketing activities.

Here's a link to a video of Bahar on TV talking about his company.


Prior to that he was the CEO & Founder of Index Stock Imagery. Bahar launched the first on-line stock photo agency. With the support of three major venture capital firms, Bahar acquired fourteen companies and built Index into one of the largest companies in the photo industry.

Bahar is a person who really understands technology since he has founded, built and grown tech-based businesses for more than 25 years.

Bahar was also a Vice President and Partner at Kidder, Peabody and is a certified financial analyst.

Bahar has played the game of bridge since the age of eight and has an understanding of what is needed to bring the ACBL forward. He will be relocating from New York City to Memphis to head operations at the ACBL.

Bahar has an undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar.

We are excited to have him head our organization.