Mr. Abul Kashem Md. Shirin
Profile : Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, graduated from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok on 16 Aug., 1991, is the Managing Director and CEO of Dutch-Bangla Bank.
He joined the Computer department of Bangladesh Sugar & Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) after his return from AIT and wrote various computer programs for the organization. In Oct, 1994 he joined as head of Information Technology (IT) in the BASIC Bank, Dhaka. Meantime he completed his 2nd Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh.
In Jan, 2003, he joined Dutch-Bangla Bank in Dhaka as head of Information Technology (IT). He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Managing Director in 2007 and to the rank of Managing Director & CEO of the bank in 2016.
Considering his recognition towards society, the AIT Alumni Association Head Quarter (AITAA HQ) declared Mr. Shirin as “Distinguished Alumni for 2018”.
Engr. Md. Habibur Rahman, PEng. FIEB, CEng. MASCE.
Vice President-1Cell: +8801712008322
Designation with Name of the Organization: Deputy Team Leader (DTL), Disaster Risk Enhancement Project (DRMEP)- a JICA assisted project, Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Dhaka (2021 - to-date).Education:
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1983), BUET;
- Master of Engineering in Water Resources Development (M. Engg.) from AIT (1990).
- Registered Professional Engineer (PEng.), BPERB, Institution of Engineers (IEB), Dhaka
- Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
- Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (CEng, MASCE).
- 37 years of dedicated service in Bangladesh Water Development Board (1984-2021); retired as Additional Director General (Grade-2).
- Short-Term Consultant (STC) of the World Bank;
- Full time Consultant in a JICA assisted project from 2021.
- Life Member, BUET Alumni Association;
- AITAA Distinguished Alumni;
- Ex-Chairman, Civil Engineering Division, IEB, Dhaka;
- President, Bangladesh Water and Power Engineers Association, Bangladesh;
- Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Dhaka;
- Executive Member, Bangabandhu Parishad Central Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Country visited: USA, Australia, Japan and many of the African, European, Middle-East, ASEAN and SAARC Countries.
Dr. Md. Moqbul Hossain
Vice President-2Cell: +01710287841
Dr Md. Abdur Razzaque Akanda
General SecretaryCell: +01711570461
Profile : Dr. Akanda was born in Sonatala Upazilla of Bogra district on 30 December, 1958. He completed his bachelor in Agricultural Engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh in 1983. He joined as a scientific officer (Agricultural Engineering) at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in April, 1984. He did his Master of Engineering from Water Engineering Program under the School of Civil Engineering, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996 with funding of Overseas Development Agency, UK. He developed a lot of improved efficient water management technologies for crop production like, drip fertigation, deficit irrigation, alternate furrow irrigation, conjunctive use of saline (medium) and fresh water in irrigation, sprinkler irrigation technology etc. which are being used at farmer,s level during dry season. He published 9 scientific research articles in International journals and 43 in reputed national journals. He wrote many manuscripts, booklet, manuals, book”s articles. He implemented at a lot of international collaborative research projects with IWMI, ICBA, DFID, EU, CIMMYT, SDC, IDA, WB and visited a lot of countries like, England, Germany, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Morocco, Kenia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Philippines, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malashia, Bhutan, KSA, Maldives for training, seminar, symposium, project meeting. Workshops, visit etc. He did his Ph.D from American University, California, USA under a collaborative research project of USAID and BARI in 2014. He supervised 4 masters students of BUET, BAU and Open University.
He retired after 34 years of service of BARI as a Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Irrigation and Water Management Division in January 1, 2018. After that he worked as water management consultant from time to time at WB, SDC, Practical action, Planning Commission. Presently he has been working as a program coordinator, Special CSR Program of Dutch Bangla Bank Limited since April, 2023. He is the life fellow of IEB and life members of BSAE, KIB, UKA ,BWP, AITAA etc. Now, he is living at Uttra Model Town of Dhaka city.
Prof. Dr. Parimal Kanti Biswas
Joint Secretary-1Cell: +01552358082
Profile : I am Professor Dr. Parimal Kanti Biswas born in 1958 in the village -Rasulpur, Upazila- Chandina, Dist.- Cumilla, Bangladesh from a respectable Hindu family. My father’s name was late Chinta Haran Biswas and mother’s name was late Luxmi Rani Biswas. I started my academic career with first division in secondary and higher secondary level from Cumilla Board, first class third position in B.Sc. Ag. (Hons.) and first class first position in M.Sc. (Ag.) from Agronomy department of Bangladesh Agricultural University. I completed my PhD in 2001 from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in Agricultural Systems field of study under School of Environment Resources and Development (SERD) having CGPA 4.0 out of 4.0. The title of my PhD dissertation is “Tiller Dynamics and Yield of Parent and Clonal Plant of Transplanted Rice” (AIT Diss. no. AS-01-07). My residence of AIT was in 8A, Village – 1.
I started my career as a Scientific Officer (Agronomy) in the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Hathazari, Chattogram of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). Then joined as an Assistant Professor in the Agronomy department of the then Bangladesh Agricultural Institute (BAI) presently Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) where now working as a Grade-1 Professor of the same department.
I served in SAU as a Dean, Post-graduate Studies, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Syndicate member of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University along with a number of different academic and administrative positions. I am an active member of Academic Council, Dean Executive Committee, and several other eminent positions of the University. I try to involve myself in various dignitary positions of Bangladesh Society of Agronomy; acting President of Weed Science Society of Bangladesh; Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture; Executive Editor, Bangladesh Agronomy Journal; Editorial Board Member, Bangladesh Journal of Weed Science, Journal of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Journal of Agricultural Sciences etc.
I published 112 scientific papers in different international and national journals and author/translator of 5 Books. I am the inventor of ‘SAU Quinoa-1’, a promising super crop now disseminating throughout the World for its nutritional qualities. I supervised 14 PhD and 165 MS students and involving myself in Consultancy services with FAO and other international organizations. I participate in more than 55 TV talk shows in popular media and visited Greece, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, China, India and Nepal. I am happy with my beloved wife Alo Roy and two lovely daughters Dr. Pranita Biswas (Prima) and software Engineer Adrita Biswas (Pritha).
Dr. Ashraful Alam
Joint Secretary-2Cell: 01712224479
Profile : A brief introduction of yourself: I did MSc. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (2015-16) and PhD in Agricultural Systems (2018-22) from AIT, Thailand. I served the AIT Bangladesh Association at AIT as president during the August 2015 semester. Currently, I am working as a Senior Scientific Officer in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur. My field of study in AIT including duration was ASE (2015-2022)
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