Board of Trustees

  • Professor ATM Nurul Amin

    Name: Professor ATM Nurul Amin

    Description:

    Professor ATM Nurul Amin is a former Professor of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, and is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor there. He is currently Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University. Prior to this, he was Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and Research, North South University. He also served as NSU’s Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Management, and as Dean of its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Professor Amin did his PhD in Economics from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has worked extensively on urban informal sector, urban economy and urban environment, and has led several informal sector studies, funded by IDRC, ILO and UNESCO in Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia. His research has been published in international journals and edited books.  His publications include a book titled The Informal Sector in Asia: Public Policy and Actions towards Decent Work (published by VDM, Germany).   While at AIT, he supervised a large number of master’s and PhD theses on informal sector and urban environmental management.

  • Rizwanul Islam

    Name: Rizwanul Islam

    Description:

    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

    Description:

    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 is currently a Member of the Board of Directors, Bangladesh Bank, and has served as a member of many national policy making bodies including “Panel of Economists” for Five Year Plans, National Wage and Productivity Commission etc.

  • Quazi Shahabuddin

    Name: Quazi Shahabuddin

    Description:

    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.