Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus is currently performing as the Principal Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office. He became a Director of PGCB on 14 February 2017 and taken over the responsibility of Chairman of the PGCB Board on 28 January 2020. Before joining as Principal Secretary, Dr. Kaikaus was the Senior Secretary of Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh. He assumed the office of Secretary-in-Charge, Power Division on 15 December, 2016 and on 23 February, 2017 he took over the office of Secretary of the same division. Being a career bureaucrat for around 35 years, Dr. Kaikaus served field administration, central government as well as international organization. In the field administration, he worked as Assistant Commissioner, Upazila Magistrate, and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. He also served on deputation in several organizations including Directorate of Accommodation, Department of Narcotics Control and Bangladesh Services Limited. At the ministerial level, Dr. Ahmad worked for the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Economic Relations Division, Power Division as Additional Secretary and Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council as Chairman. Dr. Kaikaus was the Deputy Chief of Party of the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He was part-time faculty at Collin County Community College in Texas, USA and at the American International University, Bangladesh. He regularly attends as guest speaker at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Bangladesh Civil Service Academy, and the Dhaka University. Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus received his Master of Arts degree in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, and PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. His research focus covers interdisciplinary subjects such as governance, poverty, development, labour market, migration, etc. Dr. Ahmad has published research papers and survey reports for IFPRI. One of the significant journal articles was in the World Development Journal on the structural transformation in Bangladesh economy. Along with his current government responsibilities, he is also researching on cluster-based economic transformation, fish value chain, rural nonfarm economy, and public expenditure for economic development. His academic and research background made him well conversant of the development policy perspectives.
(a unique blend of general and technical abilities) (a member of BCS Administration of the 8th Batch) Dr. Sultan Ahmed became a Director of PGCB on 28 January 2020. He has been having an excellent academic feat in science, engineering and technology, and an outstanding experience of solid works in development administration. This has made him an expert official with a unique blend of general and technical abilities. Mr. Sultan studied civil engineering and transportation engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and read sciences at Bhola Government High School and Government BM College, Barisal. He graduated in water resources development engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee). He pursued Doctor of Philosophy in water resources development at BUET. Dr. Sultan also studied engineering and technology in water resources development and management at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, Lund University, Sweden, Tsukuba Science University, Japan, and Gothenburg University, Sweden. He received extensive training in systemic instruments on administration, law, policy, institution, development, and management, etc at home and abroad. He has been a policy and institution expert on land, water, environment, and climate change, and an EIA reviewer. Dr. Sultan, a career bureaucrat, has been having more than 30 years of working experience with the Government of Bangladesh, the biggest institution of the country, in various capacities such as Assistant Engineer, Assistant Secretary, Senior Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate, Senior Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary, etc in different ministries and public offices. He has a good experience of presiding over criminal courts and extensive knowledge on the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Evidence Act—major substantive laws of the country. He has vast experience of public hearing, and judicial and administrative inquiry. He is a trainer in various public training institutions. He worked at CEGIS, a scientifically independent centre of excellence in providing intellectual and professional services in water, land, RS, GIS, database and environment development and management that functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Water Resources, as a Director of Business, HRD and Administration and a senior professional on policy and institution for a period of over eight years. Dr Sultan has been serving at the Department of Environment as its Director General since January 2018, and worked beforehand as Director (Natural Resources Management and Research) at the Department since January 2012. Due to Dr. Sultan’s continuous stride and effective environmental regulation and awareness campaign, the environment conservation, protection and development have got a visible sustainable shape: a culture of environmental compliance all over the country is a culmination of continuous effort put forward by Dr Sultan with the specialised institutional strength of Department of Environment. He has been a successful project director of Strengthening and Consolidation of Community Based Adaptation in the Ecologically Critical Areas for Conservation of Ecosystem and Climate Adaptation Project which was effectively completed under his able leadership that put a ‘community engaged ecosystem based management of natural resources model’ at some haor (wetlands) and coastal fragile ecosystems. The number of project port-folios has increased at Department of Environment due to his persistent and effective persuasion. Dr. Sultan represented Department of Environment as part of Bangladesh Delegation in numerous bilateral and global negotiations on environmental conservation and development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable development, etc. He participated in the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC of COP21 in Paris, COP22 in Marrakech, COP24 in Katowice and developed keen skills on global negotiation. He participated most of the Working Group meetings of Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) since its establishment in 2012 as Bangladesh focal point. Dr. Sultan is a member of Bangladesh Administrative Services of the 8th Batch. He is a South Asian Water (SAWA) fellow, and a fellow of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. He has been found to be always keen about updating his knowledge in subjects he has been specialised, and also in others including science, technology, literature and ethnic matters. He has the ability of working long hours, of forward thinking, communicating and influencing, and analytical thinking and judgment.He is a good communicator, motivator and at the personal level, a very good friend of his colleagues. He is having a very pleasing personality with high moral values and integrity.
Syed Mamunul Alam joined the Power Division as Joint Chief on 28th January 2018. Prior to his joining at the Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Syed Mamunul Alam worked for 3 years as Joint Chief, Health wing, Socio-Economic Infrastructure Division, Bangladesh Planning Commission, Before Joining in Health Wing as Joint Chief he worked near about for 7 years in M/O Labor and Employment, Planning Commission, M/O Food, M/O Post & Tele communication, Economic Relation Division & M/O Land as Deputy Chief from January 2009 to June 2015, He also worked as Senior Assistant Chief/Assistant Chief for 15 years in M/O Labor and Manpower, M/O. Industry, M/O Local Govt. & M/O Cultural From 1993 to 2008, He has a wide range of expertise on Project Planning, Project processing, Project designing on many Ministries/Divisions. Syed Mamunul Alam got his Honor’s & Master of Science degree in Physics from Jahangirnagar University. Syed Mamunul Alam Joint the Bangladesh Civil Service (Economic) Cadre on 01st April 1993. He has worked at different level of Development activities in different Ministries/Divisions/Planning Commission. Syed Mamunul Alam in his long career in Govt. service, visited many countries, like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Thailand, Malyasia, Indoneasia, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, UK. USA, KSA, UAE, Germany, Franch, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, for Training, Workshop, Seminar, Exposure Visit/ Study tour, as member of Govt. Delegation, Project inspection. Syed Mamunul Alam is from Tangail, He is married & blessed with two daughters and One Son.
Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam is a visionary business leader and successful entrepreneur of Bangladesh. He is playing a very important role for development of private sector of the country with his vibrant and dynamic leadership. He was Born in 16 February 1955 in the District of Dhaka at Kaligonj, Keranigonj. Mr. Islam is the Managing Director of Onus Group. He led the RMG Sector of the country over thirty years and was the president of Bangladesh Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the largest export earning sector of the country. He proactively involves with different international and regional business organizations and contributing for regional economic integration. He is the Executive Committee Member of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI), the apex regional trade body of SAARC countries and governing body of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC). He also involves with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industries (CACCI), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, etc. He is representing the private sector in different government and semi-government organizations, e.g., Directors of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Ltd. and Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) etc. He led the business delegations in different parts of the world. He started his export-oriented garments industry namely, Onus Group, the largest export earning sector of the country. He has also successfully diversified his business in other sectors like garment accessories, real estate, shipping, fishing trawler, bredging, solar energy, auto bricks, handicrafts etc. He has employed over six thousand people in his business group recently. Besides business, he actively involves in the social activities and holds positions of different social organizations. He is the Director of Trustee Board-BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT). He is also the Vice President of Society for Anti Addiction Movement (SAAM), Vice President of Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) and Vice President of Rugby Federation, Director of Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Director of BGMEA Apparel Club. Mr. Islam obtained B.Com (Hon’s) & M.Com degree in Accountancy from University of Dhaka. He Married to Mrs. Leesa Khalid Islam and is blessed with three daughters and one son.
A. B. M. Harun-ur-Rashid received B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1984, M.Sc. Engineering from Oita University, Japan in 1988 and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 1996. He has been serving as faculty member in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at BUET since 1996 where he was promoted as Professor in 2006. He also served as Design Engineer at the Tokyo Design Center of Texas Instruments Japan Ltd. between 1988-1993 where he worked on the research and development of Bi-CMOS process for mixed signal VLSI circuits. He was a Research Fellow at Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems, Hiroshima University, Japan between 2001 to 2003 where he demonstrated very small size integrated antenna with very high transmission gain achieved by proton implantation on a Si-substrate. Dr. Rashid is a senior member of IEEE. He was the president of IEEE Bangladesh Section in 2010, founding Secretary of IEEE Electron Device Society Bangladesh Chapter, and took the leadership in founding the IEEE Communication Society Bangladesh Chapter, joint IEEE EDS/SSCS Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group of IEEE Bangladesh Section. Dr. Rashid received Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship for conducting joint research with the Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems, Hiroshima University, Japan for 2 years between 2001-2003. He also Received Tokyu Foundation Fellowship for the first and second year of the Ph.D. Course (Oct 1993- Sept 1995) at the University of Tokyo and Received Rotary Yoneyama Fellowship for the 3rd Year of the Ph.D. Course (Oct 1995 -Sept 1996) at the University of Tokyo. He also received the Japanese Government Ministry of Science, Education, Culture and Sports (MONBUSHO) Scholarship from April 1986 - March 1988 to complete Master's degree in Electronic Engineering and from April 1985 - March 1986 to study the Japanese Language Courses. Dr. Rashid have published 55 technical papers in various peer reviewed national and international journals and conference proceedings. He hold Japanese patents EP1617475 awarded in January 2006 and KR 1020057019981 awarded in February 2006.
Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque is a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems Department of Dhaka University. He joined the department in 1992 and promoted to a Professor at the department in 2008. He has served in several autonomous organizations successfully with true contribution in Bangladesh. He was the director (Learning and Professional Development) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Bangladesh (ICAB) from April 2011 to March 2014. He was the Secretary (in-charge) of the ICAB from February 2013 to March 2014. During the tenure he contributed in reformation through the policy planning at ICAB. He is the Director of Master of Accounting in Taxation (MAT) from July 2019 - Till to Date. Before being the director of MAT, he completed his position as an Associate Director.He was the Advisor of MBA, EMBA and MBM Programs, East West University, Bangladesh. Currently he is holding several positions in different autonomous organizations of the country and in volunteer organizations for policy development and to enhance coordination, communication in international area from Bangladesh and poverty reduction. He is holding the position of the director of Japan Society of Organization and Accounting (JSOA), General Body Member of Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK), Member of Board of Studies of ICAB and Member of Technical Research Committee of ICAB. He was the Vice President of The Accounting Alumni, University of Dhaka. Success of Dr. Mahfuz is mounted on outstanding academic record. His academic record embeds on admirable combination of engineering and accounting & accountability especially accountability on spending public money. He has awarded PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, in March 2001. He obtained an MSC from the same institution in 1998. He obtained M Com and B Com major in Accounting from the University of Dhaka with distinguished record. Reflection of excellent academic record and practical experience in several organizations are evident in the research of Dr. Mahfuz. It should be noted that he is the international managing editor of Monden Institute of Management: Japanese Management and International Studies, Japan.Monden Institute works are published through the Imperial College press which is one of the best research publishing houses in the world. His research interest includes Management Accounting, Engineering Management and Accounting & Accountability in both the private and public enterprises. He strives to investigate how accounting and accountability is institutionalized in diverse organization in the LDC environment. His articles are published in the leading journal in the expertise area Many writings of Dr. Mahfuz are published as book chapters by the renowned international publishers (e.g., Imperial College Press, Springer Nature and others). Along with presenting a great number of papers in international conferences he chairs as well as provides jury opinion in the international conferencesacross the continents in the world.A number of PhD and Mphill candidates are working in the research projects of Dr. Mahfuz under his supervision.
A K M A Hamid was born on 13 May 1951 in a respectable and literate family at Karaniganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained Diploma in Civil Engineering Degree from Dhaka Polytechnic Institute in 1968. He joined Dhaka WASA in 1969 and retired 2006 holding the post of Superintending Engineer. Presently he is Executive Managing Director of MCL Hotline Bangladesh, Director of Dhaka WASA & Director, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) and also Member of the National Water Council & many more committees of the GoB. He is founder Joint Secretary & served 28 years as General Secretary of the national largest professional organization named the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB). With his dynamic leadership IDEB has taken historical decision to join in the great Liberation War of Bangladesh. Now, he is the President of IDEB and the Editor of the registered Socio-Economical Technical Journal The Karigar, which is publishing for the last 40 years. He also founder of many educational institution & social organization. Mr. Hamid is founder Secretary General of SAARC Diploma Engineers Forum (SDEF) recognized Apex Body of SAARC. The Mid-Level Engineers Forum of Asia Pacific which were established by his dynamic leadership. He has visited many countries of the world.
Major General Moin Uddin, is the Chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB). He born in a moderate Muslim family at Khusipur village under Dagonbhuiya upazila of Feni district on 02 January 1961. He is son of Late Abdus Salam Mia and Late Mahmuda Akter. He achieved his M.Sc Engineering in Electrical & Electronic from Bangladesh Engineering & Technology University (BUET). Major General Moin Uddin got commission in Bangladesh Army on February 1983. Since then, he has been performing his duty in various strategic positions actively. He has traveled many countries including China, Hongkong, Thailand, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Congo, Japan, Liberia, Malaysia, Ivory Cost, Rassia, Singapur, Netherlands and United States of America. He is fond of reading books. Major General Moin Uddin is blessed with two daughters.
Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood comes with an experience of 24 years in the field of Communication Engineering, Corporate Governance, Acquisition Process, Technical Management, Policy Formulation and Implementation. Currently, he is working as the Chairman of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) from 12 July, 2018. Before joining this position, he worked as the Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) from October, 2015 to May, 2018. From 2012 to 2015, he was the Software Lead and then a Systems Engineer in the Program Office for the Acquisition and Modernization of a Surveillance System at US Marine Corps at Quantico Marine Base, VA, USA, From 2004 to 2012, he worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD, USA on a wide variety of problems, such as safety analysis of weapons, health monitoring of solid propellant rockets, information assurance of computer networks. Before joining NSWC, he worked for 4 years at the Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC as a Systems Engineer in Electronic Warfare Branch and another 4 years at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, MD in the Simulation and Stimulation Branch developing software for simulating IR and UAV sensors on aircrafts. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka earning a degree B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical). He obtained an M.S/ degree in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA with a major in Communication Engineering and a Ph.D. Degree in Systems Engineering from the same school. He taught graduate level courses in Stochastic Processes as an Adjunct Faculty for 3 years at the Florida Institute of Technology, Pax River Campus, MD. He has presented research papers and chaired many sessions on Structural Health Monitoring in conferences held at Stanford University, Tokyo, Spain, Italy, UK and other countries.
Being a third-generation lawyer, Mr. Sajed Ahammad Sami comes from a family deep-rooted in our legal heritage with his father being a Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and his grandfather being a Deputy Magistrate of the then British India. Mr. Ahammad completed his LLB (Hons) and PgDL from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK and LLM (with Distinction) from Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. A Barrister of the Lincoln's Inn, UK and Attorney at Law of Supreme Court of the State of New York, USA, Mr. Ahammad is an Advocate of the Appellate Division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh. As a multi-jurisdictional legal professional, Mr. Ahammad has amassed extensive experience in his legal practice in various countries, including USA, England, France and Bangladesh. Mr. Ahammad is the Managing Partner of one the leading boutique law firms of Bangladesh, Ahammad, Jonaed & Partners. He has vast experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, with particular focus in judicial reviews, admiralty and maritime, direct & indirect taxation, arbitration and company matters. Mr. Ahammad has niche expertise in corporate structuring, regulatory compliance, foreign direct investments, mergers & acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. Apart from his legal profession, Mr. Ahammad is also a Director of export-oriented garments manufacturing and trading companies, Colors & Stitches Ltd. and Sartorial Bangladesh Ltd. On a more personal level, Mr. Ahammad is a family man and tries to spend as much time possible with his two sons and wife, also an Advocate of the Supreme Court and a Barrister of Grey's Inn, UK. An avid explorer, he has traveled to numerous countries over the world. In his spare time, Mr. Ahammad loves to watch cricket and listen to music.
Mr. Golam Kibria, the Managing Director of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB), having dynamic foothold in power sector joined PGCB on October 23, 2019. Prior to this, he was the MD of Coal power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL), Chief Engineer, office of the Chief Engineer, Private Generation (IPP/RPP) of Bangladesh Power Development Board. Mr. Kibria possess graduation degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1984 having more than 32 (thirty two) years of diverse experience in power sector to his credit. He started his career with Bangladesh Power Development Board as Assistant Engineer in 1985. In his long service career, he worked in various positions in the arena of Augmentation of Grid Substation, Grid Maintenance Circle, Load Dispatch centre, Design & Inspection-1, Independent Power Producer (IPP) Cell-1&2, Private Generation (IPP/RPP) and other fields of Engineering. He attended many trainings and workshops at home and abroad as well as visited many countries as official delegation for training, joint venture projects, Inspection of Equipment & material and manufacturing process. Mr. Kibria is also Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) & Life Member of the BUET Alumni. He is also a Board of Director of Nuclear power plant company Bangladesh Ltd.(NPCBL), Coal power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board. Mr. Golam Kibria was born in a renowned Muslim family in Barishal District. He is married and blessed with two Daughters.