Board of Trustees

  • Professor ATM Nurul Amin

    Name: Professor ATM Nurul Amin


    Dr. ATM Nurul Amin, Professor Emeritus of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, is currently Professor of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University. He served as chairperson of this department. He was Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and Research, North South University. He also served there as Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Management, and as Dean of NSU’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has worked extensively on the urban informal sector, economy, and environment, and has led several informal sector studies in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Indonesia. His research has been published in international journals and edited books. His extensively cited papers on the informal sector include the one in the International Labour Review and a research, “The informal sector in Asia from the decent work perspective”, done for ILO, was also published in book form. He has supervised a large number of masters and PhD thesis studies on the informal sector and urban environmental management in Asian cities.

  • Rizwanul Islam

    Name: Rizwanul Islam


    Rizwanul Islam is former Special Adviser, Employment Sector, International Labour Office, Geneva. He has also taught Economics at Dhaka University. He did his Ph.D. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has published a number of books and articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. His recent books include (i) Employment and Inclusive Development (jointly with Iyanatul Islam), Routledge, London, 2015, and (ii) two books in Bengali – one on development economics and another on employment and labour market in a development perspective – both published by the University Press Limited, Dhaka. His current research focuses on (i) structural transformation and absorption of surplus labour, and (ii) the employment challenge in the context of SDGs.

  • Rushidan Islam Rahman

    Name: Rushidan Islam Rahman


    Rushidan Islam Rahman is a former Research Director of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). She obtained her M.A. in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, England and Ph.D. from the Australian National University. She has published books, research monographs and articles on labour market issues, microfinance, agriculture and rural development, empowerment of women etc. She has been involved in collaborative studies with ILO, The World Bank, UNESCAP, ADB, IFPRI, FAO and UNDP. She has served as a member of many policy making bodies of the government. She has been a member of Board of Directors, Bangladesh Bank and Member of “Panel of Economists” for Five Year Plans of Bangladesh, National Wage and Productivity Commission, etc.

  • Quazi Shahabuddin

    Name: Quazi Shahabuddin


    Quazi Shahabuddin is a former Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He did his M.A. in Economics from Dhaka University in 1967, M.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1975 and Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University, Canada in 1982. He coedited two books and contributed chapters to a number of edited volumes. He also contributed numerous articles in national and international economic journals. He has been involved in research and consultancy works sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, US AID, DFID, UNDP and IFPRI. He is currently teaching at East-West University, Dhaka.

  • Mr. Ghulam Rahman

    Name: Mr. Ghulam Rahman

    Description: Mr. Ghulam Rahman is a former civil servant. During his about four decades he was Secretary to the Government in the Ministries of Commerce, Shipping, Rural Development and Co-operatives Division of the Ministry of Local Government and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). He also served as Additional Secretary in charge of Banking in the Ministry of Finance. He was appointed Chairman, BERC in 2007 and Chairman, Anti Corruption Commission in 2009. He completed his 4-year tenure as ACC Chairman in June, 2013.

    Mr. Rahman obtained M.A. degree in Economics securing first position in 1967 from Dhaka University. Before joining the government he was a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dhaka University.