UCEP Association Members

Mr. Hossain Toufique Imam

Deceased 4 March 2021

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Mr. Hossain Toufique Imam

Deceased 4 March 2021

Mr. Hossain Toufique Imam had been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2003.

He was the Political Adviser to the Prime Minister since 2014 and earlier, served as the Adviser on Public Administration to the Prime Minister from 2009-2014.

Born on January 15, 1939, Mr. Imam grew up in several districts as his father, a public servant, was transferred frequently. He passed his matriculation exams from Dhaka Collegiate School and intermediate exams from Pabna Edward College. He completed his under graduation in Economics from Rajshahi University and obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Dhaka. He had a postgraduate degree in Development Administration from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Imam joined Rajshahi Government College as a Lecturer in Economics. In 1962, he joined the then Pakistan Civil Service. He served as the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh during the Liberation War. While working in the then Pakistani government, Mr. Imam defected to Bangladesh and joined the Liberation War.

During his long and distinguished career in the bureaucracy, he served as the Project Director of the Public Administration Training and Management Project, now the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC), and was the Secretary to the Ministries of Establishment, Communications, and the Planning Division.

After retirement, he became actively involved in the Awami League’s politics. He played a key role in the Awami League’s national election campaigns as co-chair of the party’s election conduction committee. Critics consider his books on conducting the Liberation War as important documents of the war.

Prof. Dr. K. M. Mohsin

Deceased 22 February 2021

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Prof. Dr. K. M. Mohsin

Deceased 22 February 2021

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.

Dr. Mohsin was the Professor of Department of History at University of Dhaka. He served as the President of Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of DU, former President of the History Department of Dhaka University, Provost of Sir Salimullah Hall.

He has written seven books and 35 research articles. He was the Chairman of the Bangladesh Center for Research and Planning (BCRP). He also served as Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.

Ms. Luna Shamsuddoha

Deceased 17 February 2021

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Ms. Luna Shamsuddoha

Deceased 17 February 2021

Ms. Luna Shamsuddoha was associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2009.

A trailblazer as a female Bangladeshi entrepreneur, she was the Founder and Chairman of the renowned software firm Dohatec New Media and the Founder and President of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT). She was the first female Chairman of the state owned Janata Bank Limited, a Director of Agrani Bank Limited, a Board Member of the SME Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Independent University Bangladesh. She was also a member of the Council of Global Thought Leaders on Inclusive Growth, Switzerland and the Global Advisory Council and Strategic Partner of Thinkthrough Consulting, India.

She received the Bangladesh Business Award-2017 for her contribution to the country's economy and was honored with the Anannya Top Ten Awards for her work in the local software industry as a female entrepreneur. She has been featured on global forums on technology, e-Governance and women's economic participation and empowerment.

Prof. M. Anwarul Haq Khan Majlis

Deceased 23 December 2020

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Prof. M. Anwarul Haq Khan Majlis

Deceased 23 December 2020

Professor Muhammad Anwarul Haq Khan Majlis was one of the founding members of the UCEP Association and served two terms as a Member of the Board of Governors. He was the former Director of BANBEIS and served as the Board or Council Members of various welfare organizations.

Mrs. Husniara Huq

Deceased 2 June 2019

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Mrs. Husniara Huq

Deceased 2 June 2019

Professor Husniara Huq was associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2000.

Prof. Huq was a teacher of Department of English at University of Dhaka for a long time.

She was the daughter of Sir Azizul Haque, and wife of Rtn Azizul Huq, a former district governor. Prof Husniara Huq continued commitment to improve people’s wellbeing as an educator and philanthropist.

Mr. Ferdouse Khan

Deceased 30 March 2016

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Mr. Ferdouse Khan

Deceased 30 March 2016

Mr. Md. Ferdouse Khan had been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1992.

He was the Additional Secretary of Ministry of Education.

Ms. Niloufer Mahmood

Deceased 07 December 2015

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Ms. Niloufer Mahmood

Deceased 07 December 2015

Ms. Niloufer Mahmood had been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 1992.

She was an educationist and social worker. She graduated from Dhaka University in Geography and obtained a second Master’s in Child Psychology from Oklahoma State University.

Ms. Niloufer Mahmood started her career as a lecturer at Home Economics College in Dhaka. She went on to serve as principal of BWA School Chittagong and Shaheed Bir Uttam Anwar School and College in Dhaka. She also ran Shaheen Public School and College in Dhaka and was also the founding principal of Hermann Gmeiner School and College, Dhaka.

She was an EC Member of United World College (UWC Bangladesh National Committee), the education secretary WVA and a Chartered Member of Rotary International.

Maj Gen. (Retd.) Amjad Khan Chowdhury

Deceased 08 July 2015

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Maj Gen. (Retd.) Amjad Khan Chowdhury

Deceased 08 July 2015

Major General 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.

Mr. Chowdhury Manzur Murshed

Deceased 16 September 2013

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Mr. Chowdhury Manzur Murshed

Deceased 16 September 2013

Mr. M. Sirajul Islam

Deceased 27 January 2013

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Mr. M. Sirajul Islam

Deceased 27 January 2013

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

Deceased 14 February 2012

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

Deceased 14 February 2012

Mr. Sulaiman Chaudhury

Deceased 23 July 2009

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Mr. Sulaiman Chaudhury

Deceased 23 July 2009

Prof. Dr. S.H.K Esufzai

Deceased 12 February 2009

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Prof. Dr. S.H.K Esufzai

Deceased 12 February 2009

Mr. M. Nurul Haq

Deceased 16 December 2003

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Mr. M. Nurul Haq

Deceased 16 December 2003

Rear Admiral Sultan Ahmad (Retd.)

Deceased 15 December 2001

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Rear Admiral Sultan Ahmad (Retd.)

Deceased 15 December 2001

Mr. M. R. Siddiqi

Deceased 6 February 1992

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Mr. M. R. Siddiqi

Deceased 6 February 1992

Ms. Jobeda Khanam

Deceased 1990

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Ms. Jobeda Khanam

Deceased 1990

Mr. R.M.H. Hirji

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Mr. R.M.H. Hirji

UCEP Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Brig. General (Retd.) Aftab Uddin Ahmed

Deceased 14 May 2020

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Brig. General (Retd.) Aftab Uddin Ahmed

Deceased 14 May 2020

Brigadier General (Retired) Aftab Ahmed, former Executive Director of UCEP Bangladesh passed away on 14 May 2020.Late Mr. Ahmed served UCEP Bangladesh from 18th August 2002 to 31st December 2013 and played a critical role in its growth and development during his tenure.

Mr. Ahmed was a graduate in Electrical and Electronics from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He started his career with Pakistan Military Academy and received a commission in the electrical and mechanical engineering corps. Later, he was promoted duly to the position of a Brigadier General in Bangladesh Army. He also worked as the Managing Director of Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory. Mr Ahmed had some higher training in the US, Germany and Japan. During his tenure, UCEP Bangladesh activities were extended to all divisional cities of the country. He worked with UCEP Bangladesh for 11 years and retired on December 31, 2013. Then he joined as the Chief Executive Officer of Center for Excellence, Bangladesh Apparel Industries and as an Adviser to The World Bank. Then he joined as the Director (Skills Development Program) of brac.

He left behind a son and a daughter and countless well-wishers.

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