DR. Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, (popularly known as Anis Chowdhury) is currently the Director of statistics division of United Nations ESCAP. Dr. Anis obtained Honours & Masters degrees in Economics from Jahangirnagar university, Bangladesh, in 1976 and 1978 respectively, and a Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Has been Professor of Economics, University of Western Sydney (Australia) since 2001. Joined the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), New York as Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary General in October 2008. Contributed significantly to the UN flagship publication, Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS 2010): Rethinking Poverty and Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS 2011): The Global Social Crisis. Has been the Founding Managing Editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy(1995-2008).
He has close to 100 scholarly publications, including 14 co-authored/edited books and over 50 articles in leading journals on East and Southeast Asia and macro-development issues. Some of his books were translated to Japanese, Chinese and Farsi (Iran). Has taught at the University of Manitoba, National University of Singapore, and the University of New England (Australia). Has been a consultant to UNDP, ILO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Islamic Development Bank. Has been a visiting fellow at UNU-WIDER, the Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore).
Dr. Anisuzzaman Chowdhury is a patron & guardian of LEAD, advising on qualitative development with his years of Global experience.
The Founder of LEAD, Ashfaq Zaman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) & has obtained Business Sustainability Programme from the – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He has attended special events & training at University Of Cambridge, UK for Mentorship, Leadership roles & creating High Performance teams. Certified by the University of Cambridge (UK), he has worked with local business magnates & young entrepreneurs to share his expertise.
As a professional financial accountant, he achieved Fellow membership from The Institute of Financial Accountants UK, and Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants, Australia – currently the Partner of two leading Management & Business Consultancy firm as well as a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Dhaka.
Ashfaq Zaman, a British citizen residing in Bangladesh, is a leading Entrepreneur as well as a Leadership consultant of the new era with expertise in Empowerment, Business Management, Intelligent analysis, Business initiatives & Innovative training concepts tailored to improve efficiency. Mr. Zaman has been involved in project implementation & providing expert consultancy in various International NGOs, Embassies, Educational Boards and International social agencies in Bangladesh & worldwide. A young successful entrepreneur who has established 4 different business entities in Bangladesh, Mr. Zaman is now available as a Mentor for business leadership & entrepreneurship for emerging potentials.
He is a member & ambassador of the honorable society of Nation of High School Scholars formed by Claes Noble. Apart from professional life, he is involved as Member & President of many social welfare organizations, member of prestigious International associations & clubs. He has keen interest in cultivating the entrepreneurship & leadership essence amongst the younger generations. He has travelled broadly starting from Asia to Europe to America in more than 25 countries of the world, visiting global leaders and giving inspirational talks in various events.
The Founder of LEAD, Yahia Amin is a successful social entrepreneur , life coach,career counselor and business enthusiast. After completing his undergrad on Electrical & Electronics engineering , he dived into pursuing his passion on building sustainable projects & mentoring youth at large on visioning & thought leadership . Being a professional public speaker & speaker of Toastmasters International, he is able to make people believe, inspire & ignite their leadership potential. Currently, he is the founding director of CODE 19,an international IT platform, aiming to develop the skills of young IT professionals globally. He is also a established social activist having experience for over 6 years of working with many international NGO’s & projects.He is the program director of Charity Right Bangladesh , a social welfare trust having 42 free schools all around the Bangladesh .
DR. ALFREDO SPILZINGER, Lord of Brownsel, is graduate of the University of Buenos Aires as doctor in Economic Sciences, Master in Economics and a Certified Public Accountant. In the USA Pacific Western University he graduated as Phd in Philosophy and Doctor of Business Administration, with post degrees in modern mathematics, sociology and physics. He is one of the senior advisors of LEAD in quality management and R&D.
Dr. Alfredo was awarded as Lord of Brownsel (UK). He is the Member of the former Argentine President Dr. Arturo U. Illia’s economic cabinet and of the Argentine President Raul Alfonsin’ s cabinet.
He is presently Chairman of the Executive Board at SANTA FE ASSOCIATES International (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) a worldwide auditing and consulting network and also Scientific Director at the WORLD COMPLEX SCIENCE ACADEMY (Bologna, Italy).
Prior to be member of the board of Santa Fe Associates, he was member of the board and Director for Central and South America in Grant Thornton International. He was also undersecretary of the treasure in Argentina and chairman of the board of a state owned bank.
MR. NIAZ RAHIM
Owner & Director Rahim Afrooz Group
MR. SALMAN F RAHMAN
Vice President Beximco Group
MR. SALAHUDDIN KASEM KHAN
Director, AK Khan Group
MR. SABUR KHAN
Chairman Daffodil Group
MR. HABIB ULLAH DAWN
Director, Exim Bank & President BARVIDA
MR. MIZANUR RAHMAN
Managing Director Best Way Group
MR. HOSSAIN KHALED
President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries
DR. RIZWAN KHAIR
Director, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre
PROF. SHAHIDUDDIN AHMED
Former Vice Chancellor Dhaka University
MR. SAKIF TABANI
Director, Mirpur Ceramics & Khadim Ceramics
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MRS. SANIA MAHMOOD
Head of Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle
PROFESSOR SHAHID UDDIN AHMAD
Former VC, Dhaka University
MR. SALIMULLAH BAHADHUR
Director, Grameen Knitwear & Grameen Concerns with Dr. Yunus