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. 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
Mr. Karim 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) before becoming the Principal Secretary. He was Economic Councilor of Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels, Chairman of Eastern Refinery Limited and Green Delta Insurance Cpmpany Ltd; President of Bangladesh Scouts, Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and Senior Advisor of BRAC.
Mr. Abdul Karim was educated at the University of Chittagong and the University of Birmingham, UK. He was trained at home and abroad, traveled 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
Mr. Didarul Anam Chowdhury Director,Programme and Innovations
Mr. Didarul Anam Chowdhury
UCEP Senior Management Team
Director,Programme and Innovations
Mr. Didarul Anam Chowdhury, is currently serving as Director Programme and Innovations in UCEP Bangladesh. He has more than 30 years of professional experience with a number of I/NGOs including Save the Children, BRAC, British Council, Unicef, CARE International and BRDB for providing strategic and programmatic leadership to design and implement a number of education, humanitarian, livelihood focused social development programs across the country. He also worked for Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa (Ghana). In addition, he played vital role in developing a number of strategy documents with national interest on different aspect of education sector including Comprehensive Skill Framework for Adolescent in Bangladesh for 21 Century.
He has been providing strategic and programmatic leadership to UCEP Bangladesh since July 2019 to cater quality education and TVET & Skill development including decent employment to more than 35,000 children, adolescent and young adults annually from underprivileged community.He is leading UCEP Bangladesh’s programme as a member of the SMT.
Ms. Nazmun Nahar Director,Finance and Compliance
Ms. Nazmun Nahar
UCEP Senior Management Team
Director,Finance and Compliance
Ms. Nazmun Nahar joined at UCEP Bangladesh as Director, Finance and Compliance on June 16, 2019. She possesses extensive competencies and experiences of 17 years in financial management, financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, grants and compliance, internal control, corporate governance, accounting and auditing in business organizations, local and international NGOs. She is experienced in applying IFRSs, IASs and ISAs; conversant with US GAAP; skilled in developing, implementing and evaluating financial policies and procedures.
Ms. Nahar worked at Apex Foods Limited; a 100% export oriented Public Ltd. Co., ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants, an independent member of Baker Tilly International, BRAC, the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world and CARE Bangladesh, one of the world's largest international humanitarian organizations. She held position of Manager – Finance and Admin, Sr. Assistant Manager- Audit and Consultancy, Manager- Finance and Accounts, Sr. Financial Analyst respectively. She handled USAID funded project for more than three years. She was one of the implementer of globally respected financial analysis software Adaptive Planning and PeopleSoft environment at CARE Bangladesh.
she was working at BRAC EPL Investments Limited – a public Limited Company runs under merchant bank license as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She handled Finance & Accounts, Taxation, treasury, Secretarial, special asset management, Human resource and compliance.
Ms. Nahar completed HSC with 7th place in Dhaka Board from Bharateshwari Homes College and obtained her Honors and Masters degree in Accounting from of Dhaka. She passed four papers out of five of CA final examination called Professional Examination (PE) – III under Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. She is currently pursuing the Advance Level of CA examination.
Mr. Md. Iqbal Hossain Director,People and Operation
Mr. Md. Iqbal Hossain
UCEP Senior Management Team
Director,People and Operation
Mr. Iqbal has more than 20 years of experience in the realm of Human Resource, Organizational Development and support functions with different leading national, multinational and international organizations. Currently, Mr. Hossain is working as Director, People and Operations of UCEP Bangladesh. Before joining UCEP Bangladesh, he worked for Action Aid International; both Bangladesh and Afghanistan country offices as Director HROD & IT. During his work tenure with ActionAid Afghanistan, he was entrusted with the duty as Interim/Acting Country Director of ActionAid Afghanistan for 10 months.
During his diverse career, he also worked in Nonviolence Peaceforce, Sri Lanka, CARE International Bangladesh and PRAN-RFL business conglomerate. For the last 9 years, Mr. Hossain has been working as a member of Senior Management Team member and thus actively contributing to the strategic decision-making processes. He started his career as a Lecturer in Marketing. Mr. Iqbal achieved Master degree in Marketing from Dhaka University, MBA (Major in HR) from East West University and Post-graduate Diploma from Bangladesh Institute of Management.
UCEP Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer List
Ms. Tahsinah Ahmed CEO/Executive Director 1 August 2017 - 29 April 2021
Ms. Tahsinah Ahmed
1 August 2017 - 29 April 2021
Mr. Zaki Hasan CEO/Executive Director 13 October 2013 - 15 April 2017
Mr. Zaki Hasan
13 October 2013 - 15 April 2017
Brig. General (Retd.) Aftab Uddin Ahmed Executive Director 18 August 2002 - 31 December 2013
Brig. General (Retd.) Aftab Uddin Ahmed
18 August 2002 - 31 December 2013
Brigadier General (Retired) Aftab Ahmed, former Executive Director of UCEP Bangladesh passed away on 14 May 2020.Late Mr. Ahmed served UCEP Bangladesh from 18th August 2002 to 31st December 2013 and played a critical role in its growth and development during his tenure.
Mr. Ahmed was a graduate in Electrical and Electronics from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He started his career with Pakistan Military Academy and received a commission in the electrical and mechanical engineering corps. Later, he was promoted duly to the position of a Brigadier General in Bangladesh Army. He also worked as the Managing Director of Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory. Mr Ahmed had some higher training in the US, Germany and Japan. During his tenure, UCEP Bangladesh activities were extended to all divisional cities of the country. He worked with UCEP Bangladesh for 11 years and retired on December 31, 2013. Then he joined as the Chief Executive Officer of Center for Excellence, Bangladesh Apparel Industries and as an Adviser to The World Bank. Then he joined as the Director (Skills Development Program) of brac.
He left behind a son and a daughter and countless well-wishers.
Dr. Muhammad Bashiruzzaman Executive Director 18 July 1999 - 17 August 2002
Dr. Muhammad Bashiruzzaman
18 July 1999 - 17 August 2002
Dr. Muhammad Masum Executive Director 1 December 1998 - 17 July 1999
Dr. Muhammad Masum
1 December 1998 - 17 July 1999
Dr. Ahmadullah Miah Executive Director 31 July 1988 - 31 August 1998