Bangladesh debate: Participants

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Bangladesh debate: Bangladesh gears up for growth

Matlub Ahmad-160x186
Matlub Ahmad (MA) is president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He started Nitol Motors in 1981, later forging an alliance with the Indian automaker Tata Motors. Ahmad is also a founder president of the Bangladesh Automobile Assemblers & Manufacturers Association.


Faisal Ahmed-160x186
Faisal Ahmed (FA) is senior economic adviser to the Bangladesh Bank. Previously, he served as the IMF’s representative in Cambodia between 2011 and 2015. Before joining the IMF, he worked for the central bank of Turkey and as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve System in Washington.


Aziz Al Kaiser-160x186
Aziz Al Kaiser (AAK) is a director and former chairman of City Bank. Under his tenure, he transformed City Bank’s management and operating structure. Kaiser is also vice-chairman of Partex Star Group, one of the country’s largest and most successful diversified private conglomerates.


Muhammed Aziz Khan-160x186
Muhammed Aziz Khan (MAK) is chairman and founder of Summit Industrial and Mercantile Corporation, the largest infrastructure group in Bangladesh and one of the country’s leading private-sector corporates, employing more than 5,000 people.


Sohail Hussain-160x186
Sohail Hussain (SH) is managing director & CEO of City Bank. Before taking charge, he was additional managing director and chief business officer at the Dhaka-based lender. Hussain is a co-convener in financial institutions and services at the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Abdul Maal A Muhith-160x186
Abdul Maal A. Muhith (AMM) has been Bangladesh’s finance minister since January 2009. He is a trained economist, who studied at Oxford and Harvard, acted as the country’s finance and planning minister in the 1980s, and has worked for the World Bank and the United Nations.



Ahsan Mansur-160x186
Ahsan Mansur (AM) is executive director at the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh. He joined the IMF in 1981. He worked in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. He joined the PRI as its founder director.


Atiur Rahman debate-160x186
Atiur Rahman (AR) was governor of Bangladesh Bank. He worked at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies for three decades, retiring as a senior research fellow in 2006. Three years later, he was appointed governor of Bangladesh Bank, standing down from his post in March 2016.


Wendy Jo Werner-160x186
Wendy Jo Werner (WW) is country manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal at the IFC. Based in Dhaka, she is responsible for overseeing and developing strategy, managing client relationships and delivering the IFC’s business in these countries.

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