Asif Saleh

Chair

Asif Saleh is the executive director of BRAC Bangladesh. He brings to this role diverse, multi-sectoral experience in senior leadership roles in the private, public and non-government sectors with a proven track record of effectively managing interfaces of development programming, operational and financial sustainability and building effective partnerships, both within and outside BRAC.

Prior to joining BRAC, Mr Saleh worked as a policy specialist for the Access to Information (A2i) Programme at the Prime Minister’s Office. He spent 12 years in Goldman Sachs in different fin-tech roles and institutional client sales in New York and London, ending his term there as an executive director. He has also worked at Glaxo Wellcome, IBM and Nortel.

 

Tushar Bhowmik

Member

Tushar Bhowmik, chief financial officer of BRAC, is an accomplished finance professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in strategic leadership, financial administration, corporate governance, risk management and internal control in the corporate arena of Bangladesh and UK.

Prior to joining BRAC, Mr Bhowmik worked as the regional finance director of Avery Dennison, South Asia. He also served in the functional head role in reputed local and multinational companies such as Zuellig Pharma Bangladesh, Rahimafrooz Storage Power Division, Transcom Group and Reckitt Benckiser, UK and Bangladesh.

 

Md Liakath Ali, PhD

Member

Dr Md Liakath Ali is the director of the climate change programme at BRAC and BRAC International, and the urban development programme at BRAC.

Dr Ali has 32 years experience of working with various government, non-government, donor and UN agencies. He started his career with a private company in 1986, moving to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in 1988. In 2008, he joined Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) as deputy managing director (RPD and O&M) and continued there until August 2011.

He was a climate change adaptation specialist in CDMP-II, UNDP in January 2012. In November 2012, he moved to DFID (now FCDO) Bangladesh as the adviser for climate change and environment. Subsequently he joined WaterAid Bangladesh as the director of programme and policy advocacy and worked there until August 2019.

 

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