Md. Ghulam Hussain, Chairman
Mr. Md. Ghulam Hussain, the former Secretary-Internal Resources Division, Ministry of Finance and ex-officio Chairman, National Board of Revenue, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; an eminent figure in the field of economic and administrative reform of Bangladesh, has served the country for more than 30 years. Mr. Hussain accomplished his B. S. S. (Hons.) and M.S.S. in Economics from Dhaka University.
To mention few of his notable positions he had held throughout his entire career out of many others, Mr. Md. Ghulam Hussain worked as the Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs and Director of Prime Minister’s office. He was also a Project Consultant of International Trade Center, UNCTAD in Geneva, and Commercial Counselor of Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C. He has extensive history of foreign country tour for the purpose of attending important training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Before joining the government services in 1982, Mr. Hussain worked in couple of international organizations as an economist/researcher. While working as a member of the Customs and Excise Cadre during 1982 to 1996, he developed a natural inclination towards resolving problems associated with the use of prohibitive tools of trade and tariffs to raise revenue. Mr. Hussain returned from USA in 2003 and joined the Ministry of Commerce and led the Ministry to the groundbreaking creation of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) as the forerunner of this unique concept through formation of several Business Promotion Councils with the objectives of making export entities competitive. He led the councils for more than five years since inception in 2003. Mr. Hussain also worked directly with UNDP, ILO, USTR, Ministry of Labor, RMG industry and the buyers to help the industry to develop an uniform code of conduct and compliance standard. During 2007 and 2008, Mr. Hussain, as Project Director, worked for International Trade Center, UNCTAD in Geneva for leather sector development.
Among other notable assignments, Mr. Hussain chaired the Committee of the Whole of the 68th regional conference of ESCAP held in Bangkok in 2012. As Chairperson, moderated all key meetings including the inaugural and concluding sessions. Mr. Hussain also visited UNESCAP, Bangkok, and many other countries several times to participate in seminars as resource persons/panelist/moderators. He has numerous lauded publications presented at the national and international seminars. A few of his worth mentioning publications are: “Post-MFA Issues and Challenges: Social Dimension”, published in Social Compliance and Decent Work: ILO in July 2007; ‘”An Analytical Review on the Non-Formal Rural Credit Studies in Bangladesh”, published for Ford Foundation in 1994; “Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh: Leather & Leather Product Industries Organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade” on Guangdong Sub-council in November 2007; “SMEs in the Development of Bangladesh”, paper presented at a seminar organized by Commonwealth & Singapore government in Singapore, 2004.etc.
Professor A.S.M. Sirajul Haque, Director
Professor A.S.M. Sirajul Haque is an outstanding and commendable personality, well known for his pedagogical career in Bangladesh. His vast expertise in the fields of financial service and academic arena has made him a valuable contributor and a charismatic leader. He has proven track record from leading financial consulting firms, as strategic consultant, advising top management on investment strategy, operational strategy, funding and administration. Professor A.S.M. Sirajul Haque is widely reputed for crafting vital strategic vision to achieve business goals.
In his most recent roles serving as a consultant in financial sectors, he advised various aspects of financial business lines in formulating strategic plans, policies to implement activities of the company and working actively with the board to give firm strategic direction to the organization, setting overall policy and guidelines, defining goals & setting divisional targets. His consistent excellence in performance has been crucial in establishing sound public relationship between the company and stakeholders. He has also played an instrumental role in automating the value chain of the organization.
Professor A.S.M. Sirajul Haque completed his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. from University of Rajshahi. Apart from his much admired consultancy services in financial sector, he had also been a respected academician who contributed substantially in the education sector of Bangladesh. His appearance in the field of education is well appraised as he made notable contribution for education of children and adults in rural areas, those who live below the poverty line. Professor A.S.M. Sirajul Haque has also finished a myriad of valuable training programs and workshops.