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.
Md. Habibur Rahman, Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, joined as a Director of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd on November 20, 2020. Mr. Rahman joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre in 1991 and belongs to the 10th batch. He started his career as an Assistant Commissioner in the Office of the Divisional Commissioner Rajshahi and subsequently posted at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Natore and worked there as an Assistant Commissioner till February’93. Then he worked in the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commission at Cox’s Bazar from March’93 to February’94. He was posted in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner Habiganj and went on to work as Assistant Commissioner (land) in Habiganj Sadar from April’94 to September’96. There after he worked as Assistant Director in the Bureau of Anti-Corruption from October’96 to November’98. Afterwards he was appointed as Assignment Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and worked there till September’01. As Senior Assistant Secretary he worked at Finance Division from January’03 to September’05 and at Ministry of Education from February’06 to May’07. The high point of his career has been his long stint of more than fifteen years in the Finance Division. He was one of the early bunches of officers who steered the transition from traditional method of budget making to the Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF). There, he worked as Deputy Secretary (Budget-1), joint Secretary (Budget 1) before eventually being elevated to the position of Additional Secretary (Budget 1) and was the lynchpin of national budget preparation for more than a decade. He was also a Budget Specialist in the Financial Management Reform Programme and Deepening DMTBF and Strengthening Financial Accountability Project of the Finance Division. He has been teaching all areas pertaining to Public Financial Management at the Institute of Public Finance and most other training institutes and has been instrumental in developing a critical mass of Civil Servants steeped in Public Finance. Mr. Rahman earned his BSc. and MSc. in Applied Physics and Electronics from the University of Dhaka. He holds another Master’s degree in Economic Development Policy and Research from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also received training on Government Budget Management, Public Financial Management, Professional Development and Performance Management from India, Singapore, USA, UK and New Zealand. In addition, he attended numerous seminars, workshops, study tours and official visits at home and abroad. Mr. Rahman is a recipient of the prestigious Public Administration Award of 2017 for his outstanding contribution to public sector. Mr. Rahman hails from Bangakha village of Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila of Lakshmipur District. He is married and blessed with three daughters.
Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman took over the charge as Chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) on 31 January 2022. He is the 38th Chairman of his organization. Before joining as Chairman, he was the Member (Company Affairs) of BPDB. Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman was born in Shariatpur district on 1 Sepember, 1963. Mr. Md Mahbubur Rahman obtained B.Sc. Engineering (Civil) degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1986. He did his M.Sc. Engineering (Hydro-Power) degree from the Norwegian University of Engineering & Technology, Norway in 1995 with a full scholarship from the Norwegian government. He later obtained MBA degree from Bangladesh. Besides, he also completed various professional courses from Oxford University of United Kingdom, Kochi University of Japan and Melbourne Institute of Technology of Australia. Mr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman joined Siddhirganj Power Station of Bangladesh Power Development Board on September 1, 1986 as an Assistant Engineer. Later he worked as Sub-Divisional Engineer and Executive Engineer at Siddhirganj 210 MW Thermal Power Station Construction Project, as Director IPP Cell-1, Director IPP Cell-3 and as Chief Engineer Private Generation. Later he also served as Member (Distribution) of BPDB. Currently he is also the Chairman of BR Powergen Ltd. and Member of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd., Bay of Bengal Power Company Ltd., Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd., Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd., Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Ltd., North West Power Generation Company Ltd., Sembcorp North West Power Company Ltd., Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company Ltd., Titas Gas Transmission & Distribution Company Ltd. and Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Ltd. He is the member of the Governing Body of Bangladesh Power Management Institute. Engr. Md Mahbubur Rahman visited various countries including USA, Russia, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and Switzerland for training and professional purposes during his long career. He is married and blessed with two children.
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.
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.
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 Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) 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.
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.
Mr. Md. Nurul Alam, Additional Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, has been appointed as one of the Directors of PGCB in 20th November 2020. He Joined the Power Division in April 2019 as Joint Secretary and recently being promoted as Additional Secretary. Prior to his joining as Joint Secretary of Power Division he served as the Director of Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Alam served as Director of CPGCBL form May 2019 to November 2020 and currently he is being appointed as Director of BIFPCL. Previously he worked as the Private Secretary to the Honorable State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. During that tenure (2009-2013) he was appointed as Director of Dhaka Electricity Supply Company (DESCO) and Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL). Mr. Alam received his Bachelor and Master of Social Science degrees in Sociology from the University of Dhaka and Master in Governance and Development from BRAC University. He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre in April 1994. Being a career bureaucrat for about 27 years, he has worked in different levels of field administration such as Assistant Commissioner and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. He also worked in the Ministerial level; he worked for the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare;, Ministry of Water Resources; Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation Division (IMED) and Finance Division. He is blessed with a daughter and a son.
Mr. Istak Ahmmed Shimul is a visionary and successful business entrepreneur of Bangladesh. He was born on 16 November,1976 at Murardia, Madhukhali, Faridpur. Currently he is the Managing Director of 3i Asset Management Company Ltd. along with Chairman of DS business point Ltd. and Director of Bay Green Agro Industries Ltd. He is also a successful investor of the capital market in the country. Besides the business, he is involved in different social activities. He is the general secretary of the Haji Mohammad Mohsin Hall alumni association, University of Dhaka. Mr. Ahmmed passed the SSC from Madhukhali Pilot High School and HSC from Dhaka College. He obtained the BBA and MBA from Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka. His wife Mrs. Ireen Sultana who involved in teaching profession of a renowned public University. He is blessed with a son name Ishraq Tajwar Ahmed. Mr. Ahmmed visited many countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Turkey.
Md. Selim Uddin has been appointed as Director of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. on February 12, 2022. He started his illustrious career in 1994 in the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration Cadre). He is presently working as chairman, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board. Before joining the BREB, he was working as Additional Secretary (Admin), Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, People's Republic of Bangladesh. As a member of Bangladesh Civil Service, Md. Selim Uddin worked at different levels of field administration such as Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate, General Certificate Officer, Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary. His key responsibility was supervising and monitoring the implementation of various schemes, programs, projects and policies of the government as well as responding to emergencies such as natural disasters and relief activities. He participated in different skill enrichment programs, short courses, seminars, symposiums, negotiation process in home and abroad, which enriched him in handling important affairs of the government including framing, implementing and reviewing the different policies and activities of the government. Mr. Selim Uddin previously worked nearly half a decade in the Power Division in 2009-2015 in different capacities and put his excellent marks there in formulating different policies and projects in power sector which made him quite conversant and efficient in managing the sector more confidently. Mr. Selim Uddin was born in a respected Muslim family in Lohagara, Chattogram, Bangladesh. He completed his graduation and post-graduation in Economics from Chittagong University respectively in 1988 and 1990. Later he achieved another Master’s Degree (MSc) on Development Economics from Birmingham University, United Kingdom in 2013. He is married and father of two Sons. He has special interest on Development economics, Power & Energy.
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.