UCEP Board of Governors (2021-2022)

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Chairperson

2021 - 2022

Member Profile

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Chairperson

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Ms. Parveen Mahmud, FCA has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2004. She is the fifteenth Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh. She is one of the senior members of the UCEP Bangladesh Association. Earlier, Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA served as the Vice-Chairperson of the UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (January 2009 to December 2010).

Ms. Mahmud, in her varied professional career has worked on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. Ms. Mahmud is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).

She was the first woman President of the ICAB in 2011 and now serving third term in the Council, ICAB. She was also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. She is the Chairperson of CA Female Forum- Women in Leadership Committee, ICAB and is the Vice Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Committee of SAFA.

She started her career with BRAC. In her varied professional career worked substantial time with national and international development agencies and was a practicing chartered accountant. She was Deputy Managing Director in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). She is the Founding Managing Director (MD) of the Grameen Telecom Trust.

She sits in numerous Boards including Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), BRAC International, PKSF, RDRS, DAM Foundation for Economic Development (Dhaka Ahsania Mission), Manusher Jonnyo Foundation (MJF), Grameenphone Ltd. Ms Mahmud is the independent director of the Linde Bangladesh Ltd., Apex Footwear Ltd. and Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd. and Micro Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS). She was the Chairperson, Acid Survivor’s Foundation and Vice Chairperson of Underprivileged Children Education Program (UCEP) - Bangladesh and is the member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh.

Ms. Mahmud was the member of National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and a founding board member of SME Foundation and Convenor, SME Women’s Forum. Ms. Mahmud was Working Group Member, Consultative Group on Social Indicators, UNCTAD/ISAR.

She is the recipient of Joya Alokito Nari- 2018 Award from RTV, “Women at Work -2017” Award from Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and “Women of Inspiration Awards”-2017 from the Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development (BOLD). Ms. Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.

Ms. Uzma Chowdhury CPA

Vice-Chairperson

2021 - 2022

Member Profile

Ms. Uzma Chowdhury CPA

Vice-Chairperson

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Ms. Uzma Chowdhury has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2015. She is a registered CPA from the State of Texas, USA. After Completing Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas, she had worked in the accounting profession for over than 7 years in Petroleum Industry.

She served American Women’s Society for CPAs for 4 years as Secretary, at Houston Chapter. Since October 2008 she has been working as Director Finance in PRAN-RFL Group, the largest & most diversified conglomerate of the nation.

Ms. Chowdhury is currently a member of Finance & Audit Committee of the Meghna Bank Ltd. and a Committee member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (MCCI). Ms. Chowdhury is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) of UCEP Bangladesh.

She has received several international and national awards.

Professor Md. Hafizul Islam

Member

2021 - 2022

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Professor Md. Hafizul Islam

Member

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Professor Md. Hafizul Islam has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1990 and currently serves as the member in UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (BoG). Professor Islam was the Director and Faculty member of Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka.

He has carried out various research on family planning, nutrition, female enrollment and dropout in primary school, disable children in Dhaka city etc. He serves in Boards of various organizations focusing on social services.

Ar. Mr. Mubasshar Hussain

Member

2021 - 2022

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Ar. Mr. Mubasshar Hussain

Member

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Mr. Mubasshar Hussain is the Managing Director and Chief Architect of Assoconsult Ltd. and many award-winning projects like Grameen Bank Complex, Proshika Head Office, Chittagong Railway Station, RDRS Complex, Koitta Proshika Training Centre were designed by his organization Architect of Assoconsult Ltd. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).

He was the elected President of Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA). He was elected four times President of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). He is the founding Chairman of the Global Insurance Ltd. He also served as the President of Brothers Union (Club) and Director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Freedom Fighter Architect Mubasshar was honored with the President's Medal and Honorary Membership of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his commendable service to the profession internationally. He also attended as the international Jury Member to select the architectural design of different countries of the world like Singapore, Mongolia, India. He is a popular participant in Tv Talk show on environment, architecture, sports, national politics and current issues.

Professor Tahmina Akhtar

Member

2021 - 2022

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Professor Tahmina Akhtar

Member

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Ms. Tahmina Akhtar is a Professor of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research (ISWR), University of Dhaka and is now serving as the Director of this Institute. She attained her BSS & MSS degrees in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka in 1986 and 1987 respectively. She completed her post graduate degree on Counselling and Psychotherapy from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). She received fellowship training on research methodology and was also a visiting professor at the Birmingham University in 2001.

She has published more than 40 research articles about different social and development issues in national and international journals. She is the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Council for Social Work Education (BCSWE) & the President of the Bangladesh Clinical Social Workers Association (BCSWA); the founder of the Specialized Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Social Work (CSW); and the Executive Director in Mandi Dental College, as an Advisory Member of the Bangladesh Shishu Adhicar Forum.

Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy

Member

2021 - 2022

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Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy

Member

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy has joined UCEP Bangladesh in the year 2020. He was the Advisor of Sajida Foundation and the Treasurer of BRAC University.

Mr. Kairy served BRAC for 35 years and upon reaching 60 years of age he retired as the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International. Following the completion of his M.Com in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he joined the Accounts Section of BRAC in April 1982.

Throughout his outstanding career with BRAC, Mr. Kairy rose from the position of Accounts Assistant to become the Chief Financial Officer, a role he has carried out with distinction for close to a decade. He has been an essential and integral part of BRAC, contributing directly to many of the organization’s successes over the last three and a half decades. Under his leadership, BRAC has also been repeatedly recognized for the transparency of its financial reporting. BRAC received the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) National Award for Best Published Accounts and Reports for the years consecutively from 2004 to 2015.

Ms. Zahida Ispahani

Member

2021 - 2022

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Ms. Zahida Ispahani

Member

UCEP Board of Governors

2021 - 2022

Ms. Zahida Ispahani is the Director of M. M. Ispahani Limited and Ispahani Tea Limited. She is an Honorary Adviser of the Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital since 2001. She started her career as an educationalist. She served as a Secretary for six years at the United Nations Women’s Association in Bangladesh. She was the Founder Secretary and President for two terms at the SAARC Women Association in Bangladesh. She is the spouse of Late Mr. Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani the Chairperson of M M Ispahani group.

She is a philanthropist, serving several orphanages, social and community trusts and organizations. Ms. Zahida Ispahani is a graduate in Economics from the University of Punjab, Pakistan.

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Prof. Md. Hafizul Islam

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Prof. Md. Hafizul Islam

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Professor Md. Hafizul Islam has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1990 and currently serves as the member in UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (BoG). Professor Islam was the Director and Faculty member of Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka.

He has carried out various research on family planning, nutrition, female enrollment and dropout in primary school, disable children in Dhaka city etc. He serves in Boards of various organizations focusing on social services.

Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd)

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Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd)

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Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors Member, UCEP Association Managing Director, Al Kashif Group

Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

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Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

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Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan is a pioneer industrialist and development thinker in Bangladesh. He is currently the Chairman, E.C. of Board of A.K.Khan & Company Ltd., Chairman of Coats (Bangladesh) Ltd. a joint venture with Coats U.K, Chairman of A.K.Khan Jute Mills and Director of Bengal Fisheries Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of A.K.Khan Penfabric Company Ltd. joint ventures with Penfabric Malaysia of Malaysia and subsidiary of Toray, Japan. He is the Former Chairman of AKTEL, Bangladesh.

Mr. Khan was appointed as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Chittagong by the President of Turkey in 1984. Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan has completed his graduated from the University of Punjab. Later on, he did his post-graduation in Legal Studies in London.

Mr. Khan served as the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh for two successive periods - from 1994 to 1995 and from 1996 to 1997.

Dr. Mohammed Alauddin

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Dr. Mohammed Alauddin

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Past Vice Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors Member, UCEP Association Former Country Representative Pathfinder International

Mr. Chaklader Mansurul Alam FCA

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Mr. Chaklader Mansurul Alam FCA

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Chairman, Kapita Holdings Ltd. 18 Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Erectors House, 11th Floor Banani, Dhaka-1213 Res: 30 UN Road, Flat No.– 4, Baridhara, Dhaka

Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

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Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

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Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors Member, UCEP Association Chairman, Rasheed Enterprises Ltd.

Mr. A. G. M. Shamsul Kamal

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Mr. A. G. M. Shamsul Kamal

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Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors Member, UCEP Association Former MD, Reckitt & Colman Bangladesh Ltd. Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. & Central Depository BD Ltd.

Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

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Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

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Mr. Matin Chowdhury is the former Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh and has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1997. He is also the Chairman of ESTCDT (the founding trust of IUB), a Member of the National Council of DAB, past Chairman of BTMA, board Member of BLAST, founder Member of BoG of BEI and Chairman of NHN. He is the Managing Director of New Asia Ltd., Rahim Textile Mills Ltd., Malek Spinning Mills Ltd., Knit Asia Ltd. and the Chairman of Titas Spinning & Denim Co. Ltd. and JM Fabrics Ltd.

Mr. Chowdhury served as the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh for three periods - 2003 to 2004, 2013 to 2014 and 2015 to 2016.

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

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Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

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Immediate Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors
Member, UCEP Association

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui has been associated with UCEP since 1999. Mr. Siddiqui is an M.A. in Economics from the University of Dhaka. He is a renowned banker of Bangladesh. He worked in a number of local & international financial organizations.

Mr. Siddiqui was the Chairman of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. He was the Country Chief Representative of Habib Bank AG Zurich an International Bank incorporated in Switzerland. He was the Managing Director of Sonali Bank Ltd., Agrani Bank Ltd. and also the Dy. Managing Director of Janata Bank Ltd. He was also the Managing Director of Palli Daridro Bimochon Foundation (PDBF) and Director of BRAC.

Mr. M. Mokammel Haque

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Mr. M. Mokammel Haque

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Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors
Member, UCEP Association

Mr. M. Mokammel Haque is an honourable Member of UCEP Association and former Chairperson of the Board of Governors. Mr. Haque was an independent director of Pioneer Insurance Company Limited. He also served as the Chairman of Janata Insurance Company Limited. He was also a Director of Rupali Bank Limited. Mr. Haque served the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Land, Ministry of Commerce, and Ministry of Health as a Secretary. He also served the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) as vice-chairman, the Board of Investment (BOI) as Executive Chairman, and the Programming and Socio-Economic Infrastructure Division, Planning Commission, as a Member. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Kabi Mozammel Haque Foundation.

Dr. Ubaidur Rob

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Dr. Ubaidur Rob

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Past Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors

Dr. Ubaidur Rob is the Country Director of the Population Council Bangladesh Office in Dhaka. He holds a PhD in Population Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS degree from University of London and MSc from Chittagong University. His areas of expertise include project development, implementation, and evaluation; dissemination and utilization of research findings; conducting in-depth surveys and consultation on program development, monitoring, and evaluation. Dr. Rob was the Chairperson of UCEP Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012.

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

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Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

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Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors
Ms. Parveen Mahmud, FCA has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2004. She is the fifteenth Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh. She is one of the senior members of the UCEP Bangladesh Association. Earlier, Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA served as the Vice-Chairperson of the UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (January 2009 to December 2010). Ms. Mahmud, in her varied professional career has worked on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. Ms. Mahmud is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). She was the first woman President of the ICAB in 2011 and now serving third term in the Council, ICAB. She was also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. She is the Chairperson of CA Female Forum- Women in Leadership Committee, ICAB and is the Vice Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Committee of SAFA. She started her career with BRAC. In her varied professional career worked substantial time with national and international development agencies and was a practicing chartered accountant. She was Deputy Managing Director in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). She is the Founding Managing Director (MD) of the Grameen Telecom Trust. She sits in numerous Boards including Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), BRAC International, PKSF, RDRS, DAM Foundation for Economic Development (Dhaka Ahsania Mission), Manusher Jonnyo Foundation (MJF), Grameenphone Ltd. Ms Mahmud is the independent director of the Linde Bangladesh Ltd., Apex Footwear Ltd. and Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd. and Micro Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS). She was the Chairperson, Acid Survivor’s Foundation and Vice Chairperson of Underprivileged Children Education Program (UCEP) - Bangladesh and is the member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh. Ms. Mahmud was the member of National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and a founding board member of SME Foundation and Convenor, SME Women’s Forum. Ms. Mahmud was Working Group Member, Consultative Group on Social Indicators, UNCTAD/ISAR. She is the recipient of Joya Alokito Nari- 2018 Award from RTV, “Women at Work -2017” Award from Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and “Women of Inspiration Awards”-2017 from the Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development (BOLD). Ms. Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.

Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik

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Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik

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Past Vice Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors
Member, UCEP Association
Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik joined UCEP in the year of 2006. He was elected as the Member of UCEP Board of Governors twice- from 2009 to 2010 and then from 2011 to 2012. He is the Managing Director of Shatarupa Group and the Chairman of Dhaka Progressive Lions Eye Hospital. He is also the Chairman of UCEP Associate Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd (UAMCSL). Currently, he serves as the Board or Council Members for various organizations.

Dr. Mehtab Khanam

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Dr. Mehtab Khanam

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Dr. Mehtab Khanam is a Member of the UCEP Association. She is a renowned Psychologist of Bangladesh. At present, she is an Honorary Professor of the Department of Psychology and a Faculty of Biological Sciences at University of Dhaka. She completed her B.Sc and M. Sc. (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), and pursued Ph.D. from Delhi University, India).

 

Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumdar MP

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Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumdar MP

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Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder is a prominent politician, industrialist, businessman, and former Member of Parliament. He was the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Limited and former Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS). Mr. Mazumder is associated with many social welfare activities. He contributed to the education sector by establishing 'Hafiz Majumder Education Trust'. The trust provides financial assistance to build new schools and colleges as well as improve the quality of education in Sylhet.

Ms. Laila Rahman Kabir

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Ms. Laila Rahman Kabir

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Ms. Laila Rahman Kabir is a well-known tea planter in Bangladesh. She studied Agricultural Botany at the University of Durham, UK. She is the Managing Director of Kedarpur Tea Co. Ms. Kabir is an active member of the Bangladeshiyo Cha Sangsad (the Association of Tea Planters of Bangladesh).

Mr. Mikhail I. Islam

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Mr. Mikhail I. Islam

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Mr. Mikhail I. Islam is a Member of the UCEP Association. He is the Managing Director of I-K Properties and I-K Foundation and Executive Director of Chittagong Skills Development Centre (CSDC).

Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru

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Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru

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Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru is a member of UCEP Association and was elected as the Member of UCEP Board of Governors twice- from 2011 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He is the Founder and CEO of Genesis Technology Group (GTG). He is also the founder of X-Net Ltd.

Ms. Shahamin Shahadat Zaman

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Ms. Shahamin Shahadat Zaman

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Member, UCEP Association

Ms. Shahamin Shahadat Zaman has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2012. Ms. Zaman is the CEO of CSR Center-Bangladesh. She is an economist and has over 20 years experience on development sector in international organizations including Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Ashoka Foundation, CIDA, Actionaid, UNDP, DFID and others.

Ms. Sabrina Islam

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Ms. Sabrina Islam

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Ms. Sabrina Islam has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2012. She is the Managing Director of Lily Apparels Ltd. and Director of Concorde Garments Ltd. She is also the Chairperson of SABAH Bangladesh. Ms. Islam was the President of SAARC Women’s Association, the President of Women Entrepreneurs Association and the Vice-President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation.

Mr. Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin

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Mr. Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin

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Mr. Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin is a Member of UCEP Association. He received his BSc (Hons) Degree in Chemistry and Management from King’s College, London, and a postgraduate Diploma in Law from SouthBank University in 1994. He is enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 2001. Before joining chambers, Mr. Afzal worked for the Civil Litigation Department of Price Waterhouse in London.

Mr. Moslehuddin Ahmed

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Mr. Moslehuddin Ahmed

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Mr. Moslehuddin Ahmed has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2015 and currently serves as the Member of the Board of Governors. He is the Chairperson of Population Services and Training Center, Chairman of PSTC Enterprise Ltd. and associated with different educational institutions. He has over 40 years of work experience in development sector with national NGO, INGOs and donor agencies in Bangladesh and in the Asia regional countries. His expertise is in Public Health and in NGO management.

Ms. Farah Kabir

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Ms. Farah Kabir

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Ms. Farah Kabir is an activist on women's rights, gender equity, climate justice and child rights for a long time. At present, she is working as the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh. She received the "Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award 2012" for her significant contribution in women's empowerment in Bangladesh. She is working as the Chair of the Global Board of GNDR. Ms. Farah Kabir is a Member of Napier University, Edinburgh Scotland; Board of Trustees for Zero Tolerance, Scotland; Climate Action Network, South Asia; Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Education Watch and Funding Committee of Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF). As a newscaster on both National Television and Radio for a long time, she built an association with the media.

Dr. Rubana Ahmed

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Dr. Rubana Ahmed

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Dr. Rubana Ahmed has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2015. Rubana is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics & Social Sciences at BRAC University. With her background in Public Policy and Political Economy, she is also teaching at the Bangladesh Institute of Governance & Management. Over the years, Dr. Ahmed has also worked with various other research institutes.

Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan

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Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan

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Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan is a Member of Association and Retired Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. He was the former National Project Director of the Access to Information Programme to the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Khan held an excellent academic record and he took up various innovative projects and initiatives for building Digital Bangladesh.

Mr. Wahid Malek

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Mr. Wahid Malek

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Mr. Wahid Malek is a very progressive-minded personality, who served as a volunteer in many social organizations. He is the Managing Editor of Dainik Azadi, the first Bangla newspaper which was published as daily since the beginning of independent and sovereign country. Mr. Wahid has served as a volunteer in many social organizations. He has also undertaking to maintain Chittagong SHORT activities as a Co-Founder & Mentor of this CSR project.

Ms. Uzma Chowdhury CPA

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Ms. Uzma Chowdhury CPA

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Vice Chairperson, UCEP Board of Governors

Ms. Uzma Chowdhury has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2015. She is a registered CPA from the State of Texas, USA. After Completing Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas, she had worked in the accounting profession for over than 7 years in Petroleum Industry.

She served American Women’s Society for CPAs for 4 years as Secretary, at Houston Chapter. Since October 2008 she has been working as Director Finance in PRAN-RFL Group, the largest & most diversified conglomerate of the nation.

Ms. Chowdhury is currently a member of Finance & Audit Committee of the Meghna Bank Ltd. and a Committee member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (MCCI). Ms. Chowdhury is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) of UCEP Bangladesh.

She has received several international and national awards.

Ms. Gule Afruz Mahbub

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Ms. Gule Afruz Mahbub

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Member, UCEP Association

Mr. Md. Shahedul Islam

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Mr. Md. Shahedul Islam

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Member, UCEP Association Director – Bokul Group

Dr. Mohammad Kaykobad

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Dr. Mohammad Kaykobad

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Dr. Mohammad Kaykobad is a prominent computer scientist, educator, author, and columnist of Bangladesh. He is an Expert Member of the Selection Boards of Jahangirnagar, Shahjalal, Khulna, North-South, and other Universities. He also serves as an adviser to different computerization projects of national interest.   He was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Currently, he is a faculty member of computer science and engineering at Brac University.   Dr. Kaykobad did his MS in Engineering at the Institute of Marine Engineers, Odessa, Ukraine, 1979. He did his M.Eng in Computer Applications Technology at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in 1982. He did his Ph.D. at the Flinders University of South Australia in 1986.

Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman

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Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman

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Member, UCEP Association Managing Director, Citadel Developers Ltd.

Mr. Naveed Akbar

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Mr. Naveed Akbar

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Mr. Naveed Akbar is a Member of the UCEP Association since 2019. He was the Head of Strategy of BRAC Social Enterprises. He has a long experience as a sustainability & inclusive business consultant and strategist focusing on rural economic development through systemic business innovations, investment assistance for improved rural infrastructure especially for smallholder farms, inclusive marketing by retail trading channels, tackling information asymmetry through inclusive finance and ICT channels, and addressing concerns of resilient and sustainable growth. 

Mr. Akbar has been engaged with development agencies, NGOs, public agencies, entrepreneurship accelerators, private businesses, and tech startups to develop an inclusive growth strategy, sector development, business model innovations, and adaptation of disruptive technologies.

Mr. Md. Rafiquzzaman

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Mr. Md. Rafiquzzaman

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Mr. Md. Rafiquzzaman is a Member of UCEP Association. He has served in the government sector for at least 36 years. He joined in Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre as an Assistant Commissioner in 1983. He worked as the Director General at the National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC) and the Chief Executive of BCTI under the Ministry of Information. He was also the Secretary of Information Commission of Bangladesh. Mr. Rafiquzzaman was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Joint Secretary in Education Ministry, Director General in the Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNFE) under the ministry Primary of Mass Education, Deputy Secretary in Finance Division, etc.

He did his B.Sc. (Bachelor degree) and M.Sc. (Master degree) in Physics from Dhaka University.

Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh

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Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh

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Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh was the former Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture. Also he was the Director General of DPE (Directorate of Primary Education). He is a member of the Association of UCEP Bangladesh.

Ar. Mr. Mubasshar Hussain

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Ar. Mr. Mubasshar Hussain

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Member, UCEP Board of Governors
Mr. Mubasshar Hussain is the Managing Director and Chief Architect of Assoconsult Ltd. and many award-winning projects like Grameen Bank Complex, Proshika Head Office, Chittagong Railway Station, RDRS Complex, Koitta Proshika Training Centre were designed by his organization Architect of Assoconsult Ltd. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). He was the elected President of Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA). He was elected four times President of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). He is the founding Chairman of the Global Insurance Ltd. He also served as the President of Brothers Union (Club) and Director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Freedom Fighter Architect Mubasshar was honored with the President's Medal and Honorary Membership of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his commendable service to the profession internationally. He also attended as the international Jury Member to select the architectural design of different countries of the world like Singapore, Mongolia, India. He is a popular participant in Tv Talk show on environment, architecture, sports, national politics and current issues.

Professor Tahmina Akhtar

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Professor Tahmina Akhtar

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Member, UCEP Board of Governors
Ms. Tahmina Akhtar is a professor of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research (ISWR), University of Dhaka and is now serving as the Director of this Institute. She attained her BSS & MSS degrees in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka in 1986 and 1987 respectively. She completed her post graduate degree on Counselling and Psychotherapy from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). She received fellowship training on research methodology and was also a visiting professor at the Birmingham University in 2001. She has published more than 40 research articles about different social and development issues in national and international journals. She is the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Council for Social Work Education (BCSWE) & the President of the Bangladesh Clinical Social Workers Association (BCSWA); the founder of the Specialized Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Social Work (CSW); and the Executive Director in Mandi Dental College, as an Advisory Member of the Bangladesh Shishu Adhicar Forum.

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid

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Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid

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Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid is a Member of the UCEP Association. He started his career with Bangladesh Bank and joined the Bangladesh Civil Service as BCS Audit and Accounts cadre in 1981. He was the former Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, Chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchanges Limited, Chairman of National Board of Revenue(NBR), Director of Policy and Planning & Foreign Investment, Director of Foreign Aid Budget and Accounts Economic Relations Division (ERD). Dr. Abdul Mazid completed Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of Dhaka.

Ms. Zahida Ispahani

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Ms. Zahida Ispahani

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Member, UCEP Board of Governors
Ms. Zahida Ispahani is the Director of M. M. Ispahani Limited and Ispahani Tea Limited. She is an Honorary Adviser of the Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital since 2001. She started her career as an educationalist. She served as a Secretary for six years at the United Nations Women’s Association in Bangladesh. She was the Founder Secretary and President for two terms at the SAARC Women Association in Bangladesh. She is the spouse of Late Mr. Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani the Chairperson of M M Ispahani group. She is a philanthropist, serving several orphanages, social and community trusts and organizations. Ms. Zahida Ispahani is a graduate in Economics from the University of Punjab, Pakistan.

Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir

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Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir

UCEP Association Members

 

Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir joined as Member of the UCEP Association in 2020. She is the Chief Executive Officer of SAJIDA Foundation, has been part of the Foundation since its founding in 1993. Ms. Kabir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of the Philippines, a Master’s Degree in International and Intercultural Management from School for International Training, Vermont, USA, and a Post Graduate Diploma in “Organizational Leadership” from Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. She is also a Board member of Renata Limited, Action Aid, Bangladesh among others. She is also the Chairman of Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic Ltd; Managing Director of Home and Community Care and Inner Circle Private Limited.

 

 

 

Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy

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Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy

UCEP Association Members

Member, UCEP Board of Governors
Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy has joined UCEP Bangladesh in the year 2020. He is currently the Senior Advisor of Finance in Sajida Foundation and the Treasurer of BRAC University. Mr. Kairy served BRAC for 35 years and upon reaching 60 years of age he retired as the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International. Following the completion of his M. Com in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he joined the Accounts Section of BRAC in April 1982. Throughout his outstanding career with BRAC, Mr. Kairy rose from the position of Accounts Assistant to become the Chief Financial Officer, a role he has carried out with distinction for close to a decade. Mr. Kairy has been an essential and integral part of BRAC, contributing directly to many of the organization’s successes over the last three and a half decades. Under his leadership, BRAC has also been repeatedly recognized for the transparency of its financial reporting. BRAC received the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) National Award for Best Published Accounts and Reports for the years consecutively from 2004 to 2015.

Mr. Ihtisham Kabir

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Mr. Ihtisham Kabir

UCEP Association Members

Mr. Ihtisham Kabir has joined as the Member of the UCEP Association in 2020. He designed software in Silicon Valley for over two decades before returning to Bangladesh where he works as a photographer, writer and rubber planter. His weekly column, Tangents, now in its tenth year, appears in The Daily Star every Saturday. He is the author/photographer of six books on Bangladesh, as well as the author and programmer of an engineering reference book on digital imaging algorithms. Mr. Ihtisham does all the design, typography and layout of his photo books. He has a B. S. and an M. S., both in Electrical Engineering, from Cornell University and University of California, Davis, respectively. In his engineering career in Silicon Valley he built imaging and video software at Sun Microsystems as a Software Engineer, Architect and Engineering Manager (1989-2004.) He also designed medical Ultrasound machines at Diasonics (1987-1989) and image processing computers at Vicom Systems (1983-1989). Mr. Ihtisham has been a committed photographer since 1980 and taught black and white fine-art photographic printing at the University of California Berkeley.

Former Chairpersons

LateMr. M. R. Siddiqi

May 1988 - Oct 1990

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LateMr. M. R. Siddiqi

Former UCEP Chairpersons

May 1988 - Oct 1990

Mr. M. R. Siddiqi was elected as the first Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh after the sudden demise of its founder Mr. Lindsay Allan Cheyne. He delivered his responsibilities as UCEP Bangladesh Chairperson for a little more than 2 years from May, 1988 to October 1990. It should be noted that he himself paid for the expenses of UCEP Bangladesh for the first two months.
Mr. Siddiqi was widely renowned as a politician, Member of Parliament, reputed industrialist and former ambassador and chartered accountant. In 1972, he was appointed the Minister of Commerce and Foreign Trade in the Cabinet of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

LateMaj. Gen. Amjad Khan Chowdhury (Retd.)

Oct 1990 - May 1993

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LateMaj. Gen. Amjad Khan Chowdhury (Retd.)

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Oct 1990 - May 1993

Major Genral Amjad Khan Chowdhury was one of the founding members of the UCEP Association and served as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors and UCEP Association.

Mr. Chowdhury was a retired Bangladeshi Army Officer and founder of Bangladesh conglomerate PRAN-RFL Group. Mr. Chowdhury was born in Natore, East Bengal, British India on 10 November 1937. He studied in Nabakumar Institution.

Mr. Chowdhury joined Pakistan Army in 1956. He was posted in 29 Cavalry as a Major during March 1971 and was sent to West Pakistan after the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War. He joined Bangladesh Army in 1973 after being repatriated from Pakistan, after the Independence of Bangladesh. He served as the GOC of Comilla Cantonment and Bogra Cantonment. He graduated from Pakistan Military Academy and Australian Staff College. He was also the Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army. He retired from Bangladesh Army in 1981 with the rank of Major General. After retiring from the Army, he founded PRAN-RFL Group. In 1981, he founded RFL (Rangpur Foundry Ltd) to make irrigation pump. In 1985 he founded PRAN to produce agro products. By 2016, PRAN products were exported to 130 countries. He was the founder president of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) and Bangladesh Agro-Processors' Association.

LateProf. Dr. K.M Mohsin

May 1993 - Mar 1994

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LateProf. Dr. K.M Mohsin

Former UCEP Chairpersons

May 1993 - Mar 1994

Prof. Dr. K. M. Mohsin was associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1992 and served as Chairperson of the UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors during the year 1993-1994.

He graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1959 and took a postgraduate degree in the next year. He had a PhD degree from London in 1966.

Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

Apr 1994-Dec 1995 - Jan 1996-Jan 1997

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Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Apr 1994-Dec 1995 - Jan 1996-Jan 1997

Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan is a pioneer industrialist and development thinker in Bangladesh. He is currently the Chairman, E.C. of Board of A.K.Khan & Company Ltd., Chairman of Coats (Bangladesh) Ltd. a joint venture with Coats U.K, Chairman of A.K.Khan Jute Mills and Director of Bengal Fisheries Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of A.K.Khan Penfabric Company Ltd. joint ventures with Penfabric Malaysia of Malaysia and subsidiary of Toray, Japan. He is the Former Chairman of AKTEL, Bangladesh.

Mr. Khan was appointed as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Chittagong by the President of Turkey in 1984. Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan has completed his graduated from the University of Punjab. Later on, he did his post-graduation in Legal Studies in London.

Mr. Khan served as the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh for two successive periods - from 1994 to 1995 and from 1996 to 1997.

Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd.)

Mar 1997 - Apr 1999

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Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd.)

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Mar 1997 - Apr 1999

LateRear Admiral Sultan Ahmed (Retd.)

May 1999 - Dec 2001

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LateRear Admiral Sultan Ahmed (Retd.)

Former UCEP Chairpersons

May 1999 - Dec 2001

UCEP Chairpersons

2003-01-01 - 2004-12-01

Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

Dec 2001 - Dec 2002

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Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Dec 2001 - Dec 2002

Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

Jan 2003-Dec 2004 - Jan 2013-Dec 2014 - Jan 2015-Dec 2016

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Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2003-Dec 2004 - Jan 2013-Dec 2014 - Jan 2015-Dec 2016

Mr. Matin Chowdhury is the former Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh and he has been associated with UCEP since 1997. He is also the Chairman of ESTCDT (the founding trust of IUB), a Member of the National Council of DAB, past Chairman of BTMA, board Member of BLAST, founder Member of BoG of BEI and Chairman of NHN. He is the Managing Director of New Asia Ltd., Rahim Textile Mills Ltd., Malek Spinning Mills Ltd., Knit Asia Ltd. and the Chairman of Titas Spinning & Denim Co. Ltd. and JM Fabrics Ltd.

Mr. Chowdhury served as the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh for three periods - 2003 to 2004, 2013 to 2014 and 2015 to 2016.

Mr. M. Mokammel Haque

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005

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Mr. M. Mokammel Haque

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005

Mr. M. Mokammel Haque is an honourable Member of UCEP Association and former Chairperson of the Board of Governors. Mr. Haque was an independent director of Pioneer Insurance Company Limited. He also served as the Chairman of Janata Insurance Company Limited. He was also a Director of Rupali Bank Limited. Mr. Haque served the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Land, Ministry of Commerce, and Ministry of Health as a Secretary. He also served the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) as vice-chairman, the Board of Investment (BOI) as Executive Chairman, and the Programming and Socio-Economic Infrastructure Division, Planning Commission, as a Member. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Kabi Mozammel Haque Foundation.

LateMr. M. Sirajul Islam

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

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LateMr. M. Sirajul Islam

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

Mr. A. G. M. Shamsul Kamal

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

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Mr. A. G. M. Shamsul Kamal

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Dr. Ubaidur Rob

Jan 2009-Dec 2010 - Jan 2011-Dec 2012

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Dr. Ubaidur Rob

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2009-Dec 2010 - Jan 2011-Dec 2012

Dr. Ubaidur Rob is the Country Director of the Population Council Bangladesh Office in Dhaka. He holds a PhD in Population Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS degree from University of London and MSc from Chittagong University. His areas of expertise include project development, implementation, and evaluation; dissemination and utilization of research findings; conducting in-depth surveys and consultation on program development, monitoring, and evaluation. Dr. Rob was the Chairperson of UCEP Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012.

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

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Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui has been associated with UCEP since 1999. Mr. Siddiqui is an M.A. in Economics from the University of Dhaka. He is a renowned banker of Bangladesh. He worked in a number of local & international financial organizations.

Mr. Siddiqui was the Chairman of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. He was the Country Chief Representative of Habib Bank AG Zurich an International Bank incorporated in Switzerland. He was the Managing Director of Sonali Bank Ltd., Agrani Bank Ltd. and also the Dy. Managing Director of Janata Bank Ltd. He was also the Managing Director of Palli Daridro Bimochon Foundation (PDBF) and Director of BRAC.

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

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Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Former UCEP Chairpersons

Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

Ms Parveen Mahmud, FCA has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2004. Ms Parveen Mahmud FCA is the fifteenth Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh. She is one of the senior members of the UCEP Bangladesh Association. Earlier, Ms Parveen Mahmud FCA served as the Vice-Chairperson of the UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (January 2009 to December 2010).

Ms Mahmud, in her varied professional career has worked on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. Ms Mahmud is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).

She was the first woman President of the ICAB in 2011 and now serving third term in the Council, ICAB. She was also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. She is the Chairperson of CA Female Forum- Women in Leadership Committee, ICAB and is the Vice Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Committee of SAFA.

She started her career with BRAC. In her varied professional career worked substantial time with national and international development agencies and was a practicing chartered accountant. She was Deputy Managing Director in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). She is the Founding Managing Director (MD) of the Grameen Telecom Trust.

She sits in numerous Boards including Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), BRAC International, PKSF, RDRS, DAM Foundation for Economic Development (Dhaka Ahsania Mission), Manusher Jonnyo Foundation (MJF), Grameenphone Ltd. Ms Mahmud is the independent director of the Linde Bangladesh Ltd., Apex Footwear Ltd. and Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd. and Micro Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS). She was the Chairperson, Acid Survivor’s Foundation and Vice Chairperson of Underprivileged Children Education Program (UCEP) - Bangladesh and is the member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh.

Ms Mahmud was the member of National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and a founding board member of SME Foundation and Convenor, SME Women’s Forum. Ms Mahmud was Working Group Member, Consultative Group on Social Indicators, UNCTAD/ISAR.

She is the recipient of Joya Alokito Nari- 2018 Award from RTV, “Women at Work -2017” Award from Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and “Women of Inspiration Awards”-2017 from the Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development (BOLD). Ms Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.

Former Vice-Chairpersons

LateMr. R. M. H. Hirji

Oct 1990 - May 1993

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LateMr. R. M. H. Hirji

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Oct 1990 - May 1993

Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

May 1993 - Mar 1994

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Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan

Former Vice-Chairpersons

May 1993 - Mar 1994

Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan is a pioneer industrialist and development thinker in Bangladesh. He is currently the Chairman, E.C. of Board of A.K.Khan & Company Ltd., Chairman of Coats (Bangladesh) Ltd. a joint venture with Coats U.K, Chairman of A.K.Khan Jute Mills and Director of Bengal Fisheries Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of A.K.Khan Penfabric Company Ltd. joint ventures with Penfabric Malaysia of Malaysia and subsidiary of Toray, Japan. He is the Former Chairman of AKTEL, Bangladesh.

Mr. Khan was appointed as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, Chittagong by the President of Turkey in 1984. Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan has completed his graduated from the University of Punjab. Later on, he did his post-graduation in Legal Studies in London.

After being elected as a Vice-Chairperson for 1993 to 1994 period, Mr. Khan served as the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh for two successive periods - from 1994 to 1995 and from 1996 to 1997.

Barrister Abul Mansur

Apr 1994 - Dec 1995

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Barrister Abul Mansur

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Apr 1994 - Dec 1995

Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd.)

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

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Col. Mujib Ur Rahman Khan (Retd.)

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

LateMr. Sulaiman Chaudhury

Mar 1997 - Apr 1999

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LateMr. Sulaiman Chaudhury

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Mar 1997 - Apr 1999

Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

May 1999 - Dec 2001

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Mrs. Zeba Rasheed Chowdhury

Former Vice-Chairpersons

May 1999 - Dec 2001

Mr. A.G.M. Shamsul Kamal

Dec 2001 - Dec 2002

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Mr. A.G.M. Shamsul Kamal

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Dec 2001 - Dec 2002

LateLt. Col. Hesamuddin Ahmed, Psc. (Retd.)

Jan 2003 - Dec 2004 - Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

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LateLt. Col. Hesamuddin Ahmed, psc. (Retd.)

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2003 - Dec 2004 - Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

LateMr. M. Sirajul Islam

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005

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LateMr. M. Sirajul Islam

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005

Dr. Ubaidur Rob

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

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Dr. Ubaidur Rob

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

Dr. Ubaidur Rob is the Country Director of the Population Council Bangladesh Office in Dhaka. He holds a PhD in Population Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS degree from University of London and MSc from Chittagong University. His areas of expertise include project development, implementation, and evaluation; dissemination and utilization of research findings; conducting in-depth surveys and consultation on program development, monitoring, and evaluation. Dr. Rob was the Chairperson of UCEP Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012.

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

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Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Ms Parveen Mahmud, FCA has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2004. Ms Parveen Mahmud FCA is the fifteenth Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh. She is one of the senior members of the UCEP Bangladesh Association. Earlier, Ms Parveen Mahmud FCA served as the Vice-Chairperson of the UCEP Bangladesh Board of Governors (January 2009 to December 2010). Ms Mahmud, in her varied professional career has worked on social innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. Ms Mahmud is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). She was the first woman President of the ICAB in 2011 and now serving third term in the Council, ICAB. She was also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. She is the Chairperson of CA Female Forum- Women in Leadership Committee, ICAB and is the Vice Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Committee of SAFA. She started her career with BRAC. In her varied professional career worked substantial time with national and international development agencies and was a practicing chartered accountant. She was Deputy Managing Director in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). She is the Founding Managing Director (MD) of the Grameen Telecom Trust. She sits in numerous Boards including Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), BRAC International, PKSF, RDRS, DAM Foundation for Economic Development (Dhaka Ahsania Mission), Manusher Jonnyo Foundation (MJF), Grameenphone Ltd. Ms Mahmud is the independent director of the Linde Bangladesh Ltd., Apex Footwear Ltd. and Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd. and Micro Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS). She was the Chairperson, Acid Survivor’s Foundation and Vice Chairperson of Underprivileged Children Education Program (UCEP) - Bangladesh and is the member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh. Ms Mahmud was the member of National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and a founding board member of SME Foundation and Convenor, SME Women’s Forum. Ms Mahmud was Working Group Member, Consultative Group on Social Indicators, UNCTAD/ISAR. She is the recipient of Joya Alokito Nari- 2018 Award from RTV, “Women at Work -2017” Award from Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and “Women of Inspiration Awards”-2017 from the Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development (BOLD). Ms Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.

Dr. Mohammed Alauddin

Jan 2011-Dec 2012 - Jan 2013-Dec 2014

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Dr. Mohammed Alauddin

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2011-Dec 2012 - Jan 2013-Dec 2014

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

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Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Mr. A. Q. Siddiqui has been associated with UCEP since 1999. Mr. Siddiqui is an M.A. in Economics from the University of Dhaka. He is a renowned banker of Bangladesh. He worked in a number of local & international financial organizations.

Mr. Siddiqui was the Chairman of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. He was the Country Chief Representative of Habib Bank AG Zurich an International Bank incorporated in Switzerland. He was the Managing Director of Sonali Bank Ltd., Agrani Bank Ltd. and also the Dy. Managing Director of Janata Bank Ltd. He was also the Managing Director of Palli Daridro Bimochon Foundation (PDBF) and Director of BRAC.

Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik

Jan 2017-Dec 2018 - Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

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Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2017-Dec 2018 - Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

Mr. Jitendra Lal Bhowmik joined UCEP in the year of 2006. He was elected as the Member of UCEP Board of Governors twice- from 2009 to 2010 and then from 2011 to 2012. He is the Managing Director of Shatarupa Group and the Chairman of Dhaka Progressive Lions Eye Hospital. He is also the Chairman of UCEP Associate Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd (UAMCSL). Currently, he serves as the Board or Council Members for various organizations.

Ms. Sabrina Islam

22 Dec 2017 - 14 Feb 2018

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Ms. Sabrina Islam

Former Vice-Chairpersons

22 Dec 2017 - 14 Feb 2018

Ms. Sabrina Islam has been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2012. She is the Managing Director of Lily Apparels Ltd. and Director of Concorde Garments Ltd. She is also the Chairperson of SABAH Bangladesh. Ms. Islam was the President of SAARC Women’s Association, the President of Women Entrepreneurs Association and the Vice-President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation.

Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

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Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru

Former Vice-Chairpersons

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Mr. Syed Shapir Khasru is a member of UCEP Association and was elected as the Member of UCEP Board of Governors twice- from 2011 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He is the Founder and CEO of Genesis Technology Group (GTG). He is also the founder of X-Net Ltd.

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