Management Committee

Mr. Abdul Karim, PhD, Honorable President, UIST Management Committee

Dr. Abdul Karim is the Executive Director (ED) of UCEP Bangladesh and the President of the Management Committee of the UCEP Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka since 1st of August 2022. He brings 43 years of experience in the field administration, Foreign Service, Secretariat level highest positions in the regulatory and revenue-related Ministries/Divisions of the Govt. as well as development and corporate sectors. 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 Southeast 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 Company 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, travelled to 60 countries and represented Bangladesh in many international forums, conferences and Summits. He has written books and articles on local government, environment, poverty reduction, empowerment of women and elderly, disaster management etc. He has lectured at North South University, State 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. Md. Iqbal Hossain, Director, People and Operation, Member

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.


Ms. Nazmun Nahar, Director,Finance and Compliance, Member

Ms. Nazmun Nahar joined at UCEP Bangladesh as Director, Finance and Compliance in June 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; ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants, an independent member of Baker Tilly International, BRAC, the world largest NGO, CARE Bangladesh. She handled USAID funded project for more than three years. She was one of the implementers of globally respected financial analysis software Adaptive Planning and PeopleSoft environment at CARE Bangladesh.

Ms. Nahar obtained her Honors and Master’s degree in Accounting from University 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.