GOVERNING BOARD

Akhter-Matin-Chaudhury

Akhter Matin Chaudhury

Chairperson

Akhter Matin Chaudhury is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh. He is the Principal Resource at Black Swan, an Enterprise Consultancy.

Ejaj Ahmad

Ejaj Ahmad

Founder and President

Ejaj Ahmad is a social entrepreneur with extensive professional and academic training in leadership. He is the recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship, Eisenhower Fellowship,and Harvard Kennedy School’s Rising Star Award.

Homayara Ahmed

Homayara Ahmed

Board Member

Homayara Ahmed, associate professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, is an expert on human resource management. She is an external consultant of Monower Associates, and a member of University & Industry Alliance, a non-profit management and educational consulting center under University of Dhaka.

Manzoor Hasan OBE

Manzoor Hasan OBE

Board Member

Manzoor Hasan OBE, a barrister, is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University (Bangladesh). He was previously the Founding Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and the regional director (Asia-Pacific) of Transparency International in Berlin.

Pial Islam

Pial Islam

Board Member

Pial Islam, founder and managing partner of pi Strategy Consulting, was previously a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum.

Zafar Sobhan

Zafar Sobhan

Board Member

Zafar Sobhan, editor of Dhaka Tribune, is a 2009 Yale World Fellow and a 2005 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Saima Chowdhury

Saima Chowdhury

Board Member

Saima Chowdhury is the founder and CEO of Noi Solutions LLC, a global apparel sourcing company based out of New York. Noi Solutions ranked 300 in the 2014 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the US.

Farzana Kashfi

Farzana Kashfi

Board Member

Farzana Kashfi is a development professional with extensive experience working with underserved youth. She is currently an Advisor to Sajida Foundation on Skills and Livelihood Development and an Impact Advisor to North South University’s start-up accelerator program. She has previously worked with BRAC, the World Bank, Grameen Bank, ILO and the Acumen Fund.

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