Dr. SADIA AFROZE CHOWDHURY

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Dr. SADIA AFROZE CHOWDHURY

Chief Advisor

Sadia Afroze Chowdhury is an accomplished strategy and implementation leader in health and population policies and health systems development on global and regional scale, with over 30 years of experience. She proficient in positioning health in programmatic and operations support, policy formulation and technical support to tackle interconnected developmental issues on the ground across South and East Asia and Africa.

She has over 12 years of global experience with World Bank programs and operations; skills in working with government partners at various echelons of bureaucracy (policy, implementation, technical) and development partners, in low and middle income countries around the globe. At present she is the Senior Advisor on Reproductive Health and Population, Human Development Network of the World Bank.

In Bangladesh, she has over 8 years of experience in leading the implementation and taking to scale BRAC’s health program in Bangladesh, including developing partnerships with the public sector programs, development partners and other NGOs. From 1991 she has played the role of Director, Health, Population and Nutrition Division of BRAC and led over 1000 staff in the implementation of the Integrated Reproductive Health, Disease Control and Nutrition Program covering over 12 million populations in Bangladesh.

Having extensive skills and clear grasp of issues of global aid–architecture, governance, networking and partnership building, she has proven track record on partnership development with multilateral and bilateral agencies, resource mobilization and fund raising for programs through extensive dialogue and program advocacy with donors, and represented the institution in international fora.

She is a paediatrician who had received Merit Scholarship from Ministry of Education to undertake the MBBS degree at Dhaka Medical College from 1968-1974. She has completed Masters in Public Health (Health Policy and Management) from Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston from 1990-91. She possesses diverse knowledge and advanced technical skills in reproductive health and population policies, including gender, maternal and child health and health systems, and extensive programmatic skills in Public, Social protection, Poverty Alleviation and Sanitation.

She has travelled extensively to remote areas in several countries in Africa, South and East Asia, including countries in crisis, for better understand of the problems and constraints faced by the local people, and the challenges of poverty. She has published numerous research papers within and beyond academic arena both nationally and internationally. She had been a Lecturer of Department of Physiology at Dhaka Medical College from 1976-1978. She appears as Guest Lecturer in many notable universities in home and abroad, including Harvard School of Public Health. 

MAJ. GEN. SYEED AHMED, BP A.W.C., P.S.C. (RTD.) 

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MAJ. GEN. SYEED AHMED, BP A.W.C., P.S.C. (RTD.) 

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Major General Syeed Ahmed Bir Protik it is a decorated freedom fighter of the Liberation War of 1971. He holds almost 32 years of precious Command, Administration and Management experience attained at various echelons of Bangladesh Army, 3 years of diplomatic experience as resident Ambassador/High Commissioner to Kuwait and Kenya with concurrent accreditation to Yemen, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Mauritius and 7 years of leadership experience in the corporate world.

During his tenure in the military he had served as the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at the Armed Forces Division. He has the privilege of successfully commanding Infantry Divisions, Brigades and Battalions and serving in important stuff appointments at various levels at the Army Headquarter. He was the Director of Military Operations at AHQ and was pivotal in the preparation of the Operational Plan of Bangladesh Army. He has participated in many seminaries in Bangladesh and abroad and has published a number of articles in professional journals. The establishment of BIPSOT, the UN Peace Keeping Training Institute at Rajendrapur, is the outcome of his proposal at the Pacific Armies Management Seminar 1993 held in Dhaka.

On 17/18th November 1971 his bold leadership and personal bravery in the capture of a Pakistani defensive out post at Mukundapur railway station north of Akhaura, he was awarded with the gallantry award of the “Bir Pratik”. He demonstrated the same skills and courage in the successful defence of Kalkaliya, a position Pakistan army failed to capture even after repeated attacks during 9 months of war.

Outside of his official capacities and obligations he has played a significant role in the initial setting up of Bhatiari Golf Club, Jessore Golf Club Savar Golf Club, in which he served as the vice president.

As per his academic background, he is a BA (Honours) graduate from the University of Dhaka in General History. He is also a graduate of Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA and National Defence University, Beijing, China. He has a widely travelled and has visited large numbers of countries in six of the inhabited continents of the world. 

SURAIYA ZANNATH FCA

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SURAIYA ZANNATH FCA

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Suraiya Zannath holds the unique distinction of being the first-ever woman in Bangladesh to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. 

Starting her career with the world-renowned Non-Government Organization BRAC, Suraiya soon became the Chief Financial Officer for Save the Children (USA) Dhaka Office. She has been working as Lead Financial Management Specialist with the World Bank, South Asia Region, based in Dhaka. She is currently on a special assignment with Governance Global Unit in Washington DC.

Suraiya has worked extensively to support multiple South & East Asian countries in strengthening country system in the areas corporate governance, Public Financial Management system, fiscal accountability and transparency and legislative oversight. She was instrumental in promoting Donors’ harmonization, public-private partisanship for improved aid delivery and in developing professional accountancy education to international standards. She played a pivotal role for bringing development partners under a joint agreement for supporting Bangladesh Government’s largest Public Financial Management reform program that includes support to the Ministry of Finance, Auditor General and Public Accounts Committee of the Bangladesh Parliament.

She led several projects to support the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) which resulted in a structured framework for mutual collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICEAW). Her initiatives for harnessing and connecting global knowledge also led to many partnership agreements between institutions/organizations in Bangladesh and other countries. 

Suraiya presents technical papers and appears in various international seminars, talk shows and global forums. Key areas of her discussion include Governance in public and private sector, Information technology & Finance professionals, women empowerment, gender budgeting and role of Accountability Institutions. Suraiya acts as a motivational speaker in various events and participates in global knowledge platform & courses that includes prestigious institutions such as Harvard University. 

Suraiya is actively involved with many social organizations in various capacities. She is founding member of the Khan Foundation that works for the underprivileged people with special focus on education and health. She is also a trusty member of Badiul Alam & Jebunnessa Begum Memorial Foundation. She acts as advisor for South Asia Voice for Children (SAVC) and Shamsul Hoque Foundation. Her entrepreneurial initiatives promote business in hotel and restaurant industry. She is also director of Sajna Hotel and Restaurant in Dhaka and Canada.  

She received numerous awards. Noteworthy recognitions include Gold Medal by the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh, Shining Personality Award, Appreciation Award, Outstanding Student Award-100 years celebration of Dr. Khastagir School, special awards by ICAB and service recognition award by WB. She was featured in “Who’s who” magazine as one of the 200 prominent female personalities in Bangladesh. She has been recently nominated as a member of the Global Women Economic Forum.

Dr. Monzur- Ul –Amin Chowdhury

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Dr. Monzur- Ul –Amin Chowdhury

Prof. Dr. Monzur-Ul-Amin Chowdhury, President of Ghashful and Adjunct Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science (SLASS) in Chittagong Independent University (CIU) Chittagong was born in Noajishpur under Raozan Upazila in Chattogram. He is also the Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology and Sustainable Development of Premier University. He was awarded D.P.I Scholarship by GoB. Dr. Monzur is a Senate member of CU since 1986, former member of Finance Committee and former Vice-President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has 20 published research articles and seminar papers. One of his research works“The Working Children in Transport Sector (Tempo) in Chittagong Metropolitan City- A Sociological Profile”published in 2013;and another one “The Working Children in Road Transport Sector in Chittagong City, Bangladesh: A Sociological Profile”, was published in 2018. His interest in education & research was shaped by his father Abdul Hoque Chowdhury, Ekushey Padak receipient and an eminent scholar on history and culture. He has been with Ghashful since 2003 and Vice President of Ghashful for 3 Consecutive terms.

Shib Narayan Kairy

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Shib Narayan Kairy

Mr. Kairy, a prominent name in the field of organizational accounting, Mr. Kairy has a glorious career, contributing to numerous successes of the organizations he has worked in. He is the Chief Operating Officer at SAJIDA Foundation.

Mr. Kairy began his career in the Accounts Section of BRAC in April 1982 and served there for 35 years. Upon reaching 60 years of age in June 2017, he retired as the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International, a role he has carried out with distinction for close to a decade. In July 2017 Mr. Kairy was appointed as the Treasurer of BRAC University upon approval of the Chancellor (President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh). He provided oversight to the building of a US$ 100 million state-of-the-art campus and ensured that the university continues to be financially sustainable. Mr. Kairy serves as honorary Chairperson of Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd., The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB), INAFI Bangladesh, and RDRS Bangladesh.

Along with publishing a number of articles in national newspapers Mr. Kairy, in the last 23 years has provided lectures in different training institutes on Accounting and Financial Management. Mr. Kairy attained his Master of Commerce in Accounting from Dhaka University.

gay speed dating near duluth Shamiha Salim

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Shamiha Salim completed her Bachelors of Social Science (B.S.S. Honours) in _________ from University of Dhaka. She is one of the members of Ghashful General Body. She currently lives in Jamal Khan Road, Lichubagan, Chattogram. She was born on 2nd of February, 1971 in the family of Md. Salim Ullah and Nurunnahar Begum at Chattogram. She is private job holder by profession.

Kabita Barua

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Kabita Barua

Kabita Barua, joined Ghashful General Body in 2010 as a member. She is Director (Administration) of Ekushey Hospital and Zone Secretary of Dhrubo Parishad Music College, and is involved in various social development activities. She was the secretary of Sangeet Bhavan for a long time.

Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman

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Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman

Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman is one of the honourable members of Ghashful General Body. He had been Founder Vice Chancellor (1 August 1991 – 22 August 1993) of the University of Khulna, Khulna and United International University (UIU), Dhaka. At present he is the Honorary Advisor of UIU. 

He had previously been Ex-Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning, and Ex-Head, Department of Urban & Regional Planning of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka. He is the Founder President of Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP). He had been the Ex-Vice President of Commonwealth Association of Planners (South-West Asia).

Completing BA (Hon’s) & MA in Geography from University of Dhaka, he had Post-graduated at Town & Regional Planning from The University of Sheffield, UK, and pursued MCRP in City & Regional Planning from The University of Oklahoma, USA. He had completed his Ph.D. in Rural Planning from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka. 

He currently lives in Dhanmondi, Dhaka with family. He was born on 7th of January, 1937 in the family of Late Naimuddin Ahmed and Late Amirunnesa Begum at Shatkhira.

Dr.Moinul Islam Mahmud

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Dr.Moinul Islam Mahmud

Dr. Moinul Islam Mahmud, graduated from Chittagong Medical College, and served as a Lecturer in Physiology. He later joined IPGM and built his professional career as Resident Physician. Dr. Moinul finished Post Graduation in Medicine(MCPS) and did his Diploma and Fellowship in Gastroenterology from Vienna University in 1985. He was independent Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited for consecutive 4 terms. He was Sr. Medical Officer of Meghna Petroleum limited, Chattogram. Currently he is the Managing Director of Sensiv (Pvt) Ltd.  a leading Diagnostic Laboratory in Chattogram. Heserved as the Chairman of the Chittagong Club Limited for four consecutive terms. He is serving as a President & In-charge of Chattogram Kidney Foundation and involved in many philanthropic activities.

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Md.Sahidullah

Md. Ohiduzzaman is one of the members of Ghashful General Body. He currently lives in Kazi Para (Niyamatpur House), Naoagaon. He was born on 12th January 1966 in the family of Late Anisur Rahman and Late Farida Yasmin at Naogaon. He passed B. Com and is a businessperson by profession. He became associated with Ghashful with a philanthropist motive. 

Jahanara Begum

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Jahanara Begum

Jahanara Begum is a General Member of Ghashful. She is a renowned face in the Banking sector working relentlessly since 1987. Passion to work for the social cause especially for the women and the children, she has been working with "CODEC" Community Development Centre as Women Affairs Secretary. is the founder charter President of the "Lions Club of Chittagong Parijat Elite" and is currently serving as Marketing & Communication Chairperson of Chittagong Parijat Elite, Lions Club. She is the Lifetime Member of Chittagong Lions Foundation and "WORK FOR DISABLED".  

Ln. Jahanara Begum is known for her acumen in the area of Trade Finance Business, Import & Export and inter-personal communication skills that attributes in her career and personality. At present, she is working as Senior Vice President, at ONE Bank Ltd SME-2 , Corporate Head Quarter, Chittagong Zone. Meanwhile, also served as the Manager of Chandgaon branch and CDA Avenue branch of ONE Bank Ltd , Chittagong Zone untill 2018.

Ln. Jahanara Begum started her career as a prudent Banker in 1987 in Foreign Exchange department, at AB bank LTD in Chittagong. Since then she has been working deligently in the banking sector for the benefit of rapid growth of an organization and introducing modern skill and management practice.

Ln. Jahanara Begum has a MA in Bangali from University of Chittagong and has received different trainings on Trade & Finance and attended various national & international seminars and workshops. She also participated in an international seminar on "Foreign Trade Seminar in Hong Kong " held in Hong kong.

Yasmeen Ahmed

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Yasmeen Ahmed

Nazneen Rahman

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Nazneen Rahman

Naznin Rahman was born in a respective Muslim family in Noagaon. She has obtained BA (Pass) from Narayanganj in 1987. Her father Md. Azizur Rahman was a renowned politician and was elected as Member of Parliament of  Noagaon -1,  her  husband  Aftabur  Rahman  Jafree  is  the  Executive Director of Ghashful. Naznin Rahman is a successful woman entrepreneur and the proprietor of S.S. Boutiques. She has the expertise on handicrafts, hand embroidery & sewing and creating employment opportunities for the  poor women in  her  boutique shop. Her area of interest is traveling ; creativity is an extra-ordinary quality of her. She has exposure to abroad in Malaysia and India.

Nazma Zaman

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Nazma Zaman

Zareen Mahmud Hosein

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Zareen Mahmud Hosein

Zareen Mahmud Hosein is the Founder and ED of HerStory Foundation. The organization focuses on quality education and gender equality in Bangladesh through storytelling, capacity building and awareness. She is also the Founding Partner of Snehasish Mahmud & Co., Chartered Accountants. She is also the Managing Editor of taramonbd.com, an online media platform for and by women. Ms. Hosein serves on the Boards of the Aga Khan Foundation Bangladesh, Sajida Foundation, Bangladesh Mohila Samity, Shasha Denims Limited. She is the President, Entrepreneurs' Organization Bangladesh. Ms. Hosein is also an Acumen Bangladesh Fellow for 2020. She is also the recipient of the Women of Excellence Award from the Women Economic Forum in 2018 in New Delhi, India. Ms. Hosein started her career in New York City Mayor's Budget Office and then worked in KPMG LLP in New York before moving to Bangladesh. She has a BA in Economics from Smith College and an MPA from New York University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.

Md.Ohiduzzaman

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Md.Ohiduzzaman

Md. Ohiduzzaman is one of the members of Ghashful General Body. He currently lives in Kazi Para (Niyamatpur House), Naoagaon. He was born on 12th January 1966 in the family of Late Anisur Rahman and Late Farida Yasmin at Naogaon. He passed B. Com and is a businessperson by profession. He became associated with Ghashful with a philanthropist motive.

Shahana Muhit

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Shahana Muhit

Shahana Muhit, completed her Honours and Master’s degrees in Sociology from Chittagong University. She joined Ghashful as a member of the General Body in 2014 and served as the General Secretary of Ghashful Executive Committee in the last 2017-2020 financial year. She is currently contributing for the development and growth of the organization as a member of Ghashful General body. She is General Manager, Bangladesh General Insurance Limited Co. (BGIC).

Dr. Salima Hoque

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Dr. Salima Hoque

Md. Abdul Karim

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Md. Abdul Karim

Mr. Md. Abdul Karim has been appointed as Executive Director, UCEP Bangladesh in the 331st BoG meeting held on July 18, 2021, with an immediate effect from July 19, 2021 for a period until further notice. 

Mr. Md. Abdul Karim is Member of Ghashful General Body since 2021. He brings 42 years of experience in the field administration, Foreign Service, Secretariat level highest position in the regulatory, development and revenue-related Ministries/Divisions. Mr. Karim is the President of Bangladesh Scouts Foundation, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Bangladesh Deaf Sports Federation and Chittagong University Alumni Association. He is the Chairman of IPDC Finance Ltd., Advisory Board Member of Asian University for Women (AUW), Chattogram and Secretary General of the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation, Dhaka

He previously served as Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Commerce, Fisheries and Livestock, Finance (Internal Resources Division) and Communications (Bridges Division). He was Economic Councilor of Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels, Chairman of Eastern Refinery Limited and Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd; Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and Senior Advisor of BRAC.

Mr. Abdul Karim completed his education from the University of Chittagong and the University of Birmingham, UK. He was trained at home and abroad, travelled to 60 countries and represented Bangladesh in many international forums, conferences and Summits. He has written books and articles on local government, environment, empowerment of women and elderly, and disaster management etc. He has lectured at North South University, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Bangladesh Military Academy, National Defense College, Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy and various other institutions. Mr. Karim has received the highest Scout Award of Bangladesh.

Jhuma Rahman

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Jhuma Rahman

Jhuma Rahman is an Early Childhood Educator. She has a MA in English Literature from Dhaka University.   Ms. Rahman started her career in BRAC, the largest NGO, Non Formal Education Program as a Material Developer in the Chandina Learning Improvement Project. She also taught in Chittagong Grammar School as a teacher. Later Ms. Rahman moved to Canada.  She continued her passion for working with children in a new country. Ms. Rahman did her Diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College, Toronto. She worked in Community Living Toronto as an Instructor in Scarborough ETS Program. She worked with Special Need individuals to enhance their social skills and work skills. She also worked in different Education Program: South Asian Family Support Program, Hillcrest Day Nursery, McLean House Daycare and different Lab Schools of George Brown College in Canada as an Early Childhood educator. Ms. Rahman joined in Aurora International School, Dhaka after moving to Bangladesh. She was Joint Secretary of Ghashful, National NGO of Bangladesh.

Mafruha Sultana

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Mafruha Sultana

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Dr. Monzur- Ul –Amin Chowdhury

President

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Dr. Monzur- Ul –Amin Chowdhury

President

Prof. Dr. Monzur-Ul-Amin Chowdhury, President of Ghashful and Adjunct Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science (SLASS) in Chittagong Independent University (CIU) Chittagong was born in Noajishpur under Raozan Upazila in Chattogram. He is also the Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology and Sustainable Development of Premier University. He was awarded D.P.I Scholarship by GoB. Dr. Monzur is a Senate member of CU since 1986, former member of Finance Committee and former Vice-President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has 20 published research articles and seminar papers. One of his research works“The Working Children in Transport Sector (Tempo) in Chittagong Metropolitan City- A Sociological Profile”published in 2013;and another one “The Working Children in Road Transport Sector in Chittagong City, Bangladesh: A Sociological Profile”, was published in 2018. His interest in education & research was shaped by his father Abdul Hoque Chowdhury, Ekushey Padak receipient and an eminent scholar on history and culture. He has been with Ghashful since 2003 and Vice President of Ghashful for 3 Consecutive terms.

Shib Narayan Kairy

Vice-President

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Shib Narayan Kairy

Vice-President

Mr. Kairy, a prominent name in the field of organizational accounting, Mr. Kairy has a glorious career, contributing to numerous successes of the organizations he has worked in. He is the Chief Operating Officer at SAJIDA Foundation.

Mr. Kairy began his career in the Accounts Section of BRAC in April 1982 and served there for 35 years. Upon reaching 60 years of age in June 2017, he retired as the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International, a role he has carried out with distinction for close to a decade. In July 2017 Mr. Kairy was appointed as the Treasurer of BRAC University upon approval of the Chancellor (President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh). He provided oversight to the building of a US$ 100 million state-of-the-art campus and ensured that the university continues to be financially sustainable. Mr. Kairy serves as honorary Chairperson of Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd., The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB), INAFI Bangladesh, and RDRS Bangladesh.

Along with publishing a number of articles in national newspapers Mr. Kairy, in the last 23 years has provided lectures in different training institutes on Accounting and Financial Management. Mr. Kairy attained his Master of Commerce in Accounting from Dhaka University.

Shamiha Salim

General Secretary

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Shamiha Salim

General Secretary

Shamiha Salim is an energetic lady pursuing her career in the C&F Business and social activities sector to satisfy everybody and contribute to the society as well. She is born and brought up in an aristocrat family in Chittagong. Personally she has the excellent skills on comprehensive problem solving, ability to deal with people diplomatically, verbal and written communication & team facilitations. She has obtained B.Sc. (Hons) in Child Development & Family Relationship from Home Economics College, under Dhaka University. She is also acquainted with extra-curricular activities, completed a Course on Management of Exceptional Children, Civil Defense Training Course, Girl Guide Training Course. She has participated in an International Camp Kemaas 85 in Penang, Malaysia. Her area of interest is cooking, hand embroidery, interior decoration, social work, traveling & music. She is wife of Late Dr. Sharfuddin Mohammed Iqbal. At present, she is working as CEO in a C&F Firm, M/S Kavasji Nariman & Co. and as General Secretary, Lions Club of Chittagong Parijat Elite, District-315B4, Bangladesh; She is life member of Chittagong Lions Foundation, Red Crescent Hospital & Chittagong Foundation Trust.

Kabita Barua

Joint General Secretary

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Kabita Barua

Joint General Secretary

Kabita Barua, joined Ghashful General Body in 2010 as a member. She is Director (Administration) of Ekushey Hospital and Zone Secretary of Dhrubo Parishad Music College, and is involved in various social development activities. She was the secretary of Sangeet Bhavan for a long time.

Golam Mostafa

Treasurer

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Golam Mostafa

Treasurer

Golam Mostafa is playing the role of Treasurer of Ghashful Executive Committee. He currently lives in Imperial Hill, Khulshi, Chattogram. He was born on 17th April 1951 in the family of Late Amir Hossen Mojumdar and Late Sajida Khatun at Chaddogram Zilla, Cumilla. He passed B.Com and is a private job holder by profession. He became associated with Ghashful with a humanitarian motive.

Professor Dr. Zainab Begum

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Professor Dr. Zainab Begum

Member

Prof. Dr. Zainab Begum was born on 3rd January, 1944 in Chattogram. She is the retired Joint Secretary in the ministry of LGRD and Co – operatives of the Govt. of Bangladesh. She joined the Govt. Education Service in 1966 as lecturer of Zoology at Chittagong College and gathered 35 years of experience in teaching and administration. She did her Ph.D from the University of Clermont- Ferrand, France in 1978 with a prior one year intensive course in French Language at CAVILAM, ViChowdhury, France and DEA degree in Protistology from the same university in the year 1975 and 76 respectively. In 1978 on returning from France she joined Department of Zoology, Chittagong College as Asst. Professor and served as the Head of the Department in the capacity of Associate Professor, Professor, and finally Selection Grade Professor. She was the Head of the Dept. for about 30 years till 1998. 

She was selected by the Govt. of Bangladesh on deputation as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives in 1998 to represent women empowerment in higher grade officials of the Govt. She is the President of Ghashful Paran Rahman School Management Committee. She introduced Qudrat-E-Khuda Gold Medal Award to authors, scientists who contributed in popular science written in Bangla Language. 

Parveen Mahmud, FCA

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Parveen Mahmud, FCA

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Parveen Mahmud, FCA is the Chairperson, Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programme (UCEP)- Bangladesh. Ms. Mahmud started her career with BRAC, served as Deputy Managing Director of Palli Karma- Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), and was the Founding Managing Director of the Grameen Telecom Trust.

She was Partner, ACNABIN & Co., Chartered Accountants. Ms Mahmud is Past President and first female Council Member, Vice President and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). She is also the first female board member and first female President of a professional accounting body of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. 

Ms. Mahmud serves as independent director of Apex Footwear Limited, Marico Bangladesh Ltd., Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd., and serves in various Boards including Grameenphone Ltd., Bishsho Shahitto Kendro, TIB,CPD, PKSF, BRAC International etc. Ms. Mahmud was the Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd., Acid Survivors’ Foundation and Micro Industries Assistance Services (MIDAS). 

She is the President, Lions Club of Chittagong Parijat Elite, Lions Club International, District 315- B4, Bangladesh and a Melvin Jones Fellow.

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