Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, former Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, has been appointed as the Executive Director of UCEP Bangladesh from 19th July 2021. Mr. Karim has long 42 years of experience in the field administration, Foreign Service, Defense Department, Private sector and Secretariat level highest positions in the regulatory, development and revenue-related Ministries. He had 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 also the Economic Counsellor 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. 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. 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 and the other subjects. He has lectured at North South University, State University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Bangladesh Military Academy, National Defense College, Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy etc. Mr. Karim has received the highest Scout Award of Bangladesh.
Mr. Md. Abdul Karim will be discharging responsibilities as Executive Director (ED), Social Development Programme (SDP), UCEP Bangladesh in addition to his current responsibility as Managing Director, Social Enterprise Development (SED), UCEP Bangladesh. His current designation Managing Director, Social Enterprise Development (SED) has been re-designated as Executive Director, Social Enterprise Development (SED), UCEP Bangladesh with an immediate effect from July 19, 2021.