Dr. Md. Abdul Karim has been appointed as Executive Director, UCEP Bangladesh in the 331st BoG meeting held on July 18, 2021, with an immediate effect from July 19, 2021 for a period until further notice. He brings 42 years of experience in the field administration, Foreign Service, Secretariat level highest position in the regulatory, development and revenue-related Ministries/Divisions. Mr. Karim is the President of Bangladesh Scouts Foundation, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Bangladesh Deaf Sports Federation and Chittagong University Alumni Association. He is the Chairman of IPDC Finance Ltd., Advisory Board Member of Asian University for Women (AUW), Chattogram and Secretary General of the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation, Dhaka
Mr. Karim previously served as Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Commerce, Fisheries and Livestock, Finance (Internal Resources Division) and Communications (Bridges Division) before becoming the Principal Secretary. He was Economic Councilor of Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels, Chairman of Eastern Refinery Limited and Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd; President of Bangladesh Scouts, Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and Senior Advisor of BRAC.
Mr. Abdul Karim was educated at the University of Chittagong and the University of Birmingham, UK. He was trained at home and abroad, traveled to 60 countries and represented Bangladesh in many international forums, conferences and Summits. He has written books and articles on local government, environment, empowerment of women and elderly, and disaster management etc. He has lectured at North South University, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Bangladesh Military Academy, National Defense College, Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy and various other institutions. Mr. Karim has received the highest Scout Award of Bangladesh