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Resource Persons 1

Dr Chowdhury is the vice-chairperson and interim executive director of BRAC. He is also the advisor to the founder and chairperson.He is also a professor of population and family health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York. During 2009-2012, he worked as a senior advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He also served as a MacArthur Fellow at Harvard University.

Resource Persons 2

Dr Hossain is an internationally renowned development economist. He is currently an advisor to the interim executive director on research activities in BRAC and BRAC International and responsible for the agriculture and food security programme. Prior to joining BRAC as the executive director in 2007, Dr Hossain was the head of the social sciences division and programme leader of the rainfed ecosystems programme of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines. From 1989 to 1992, before joining IRRI, he worked as the director general of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).

Resource Person 3

Mr Saleh is the senior director of strategy, communication and empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International. He oversees strategy, communications, advocacy, ICT and social innovation lab, and in charge of empowerment cluster, which includes gender justice and diversity, migration and human rights and legal aid services. Prior to joining BRAC, he was an executive director at Goldman Sachs and also worked for Glaxo Wellcome, NorTel and IBM.

Resource Person 4

Dr Pereira joined BRAC in September 2007 as the director of the Human Rights and Legal Aid Services programme. She is a lawyer, a human rights activist and an author. She obtained her doctorate in International Human Rights Law in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame, USA, and completed her post-doctorate in 2002 from the National University of Ireland, Galway, as a Bank of Ireland Fellow. Prior to joining BRAC, Dr Pereira served as the director of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK).

Resource Person 5

MdAkramul Islam is the director of tuberculosis and malaria control; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and disaster, environment and climate change (DECC) programmes. He is an adjunct professor of James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University. Dr Islam completed his Masters on Primary Health Care Management at the Mahidol University of Thailand and his PhD on International Community Health at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Resource Person 6

MrSaha FCA currently holds the position of director of internal audit for BRAC and BRAC International. He also serves on the board of BRAC EPL Investments Limited, having received his nomination by BRAC in 2009. MrSaha joined BRAC in 2007 as head of internal audit, having more than 13 years of working experience in internal control system, assurance, accounting, compliance management, risk management services, tax matters, and legal affairs.

Resource Person 7

Ms Hossain joined BRAC in December 2013 as director of the human resource division; and is currently supervising BRAC Learning Division. As of March 2014, she was appointed chief people officer. Prior to joining BRAC, she worked as the director of human resources and corporate affairs at Lafarge Surma Cement Limited.She has more than 17 years of experience in human resource management in both corporate and development sectors of different organisations, including Citibank NA Bangladesh Limited, Unilever Bangladesh Limited, Concern Worldwide Bangladesh and Nestle Bangladesh.

Resource Person 8

MsMinj joined BRAC in April 2009 and she is the director of Community Empowerment Programme, Integrated Development Programme and Targeting the Ultra Poor Programme. She started her career with Caritas Bangladesh. Thereafter, she joined with CARE Bangladesh and served in different promoted positions with different capacities, such as gender advisor – Programming, Coordinator for Gender Equity and Diversity, and finally as the head of Human Resource and Gender Equity and Diversity during April 2002- March 2009 . In between, she also served as a social worker with Camden Cross Roads, London and volunteer support to CAFOD, UK.

Resource Person 9

Andrew Jenkins has been working at the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) as Coordinator, Impact Assessment Unit since September 2011. He also worked as for the Netherlands Government, European Commission, ADB and World Bank as a consultant in rural development and water management. His research interests include impact evaluation, rural development, water management, project management and politics of climate change.

Resource Person 10

Fakir Yunus has been working at the BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED) as Senior Research Associate, Impact Assessment Unit since July, 2012. Before joining BRAC, he worked in a clinical trial at Laksam, Comilla which was implemented by the Columbia University and the Chicago University.Yunus is also working as a teaching fellow at the James Grant School of Public Health. He also works as mentor for MPH student for the thesis. Recently he has been added as enlisted reviewer of BMC Public Health (BioMed Central) - an international peer-reviewed journal. His research interest includes impact evaluation, operational research, and epidemiological research.

Resource Person 11

Md. Saiful Islam has the expertise in organizational restructuring, strategic alliance, change management, strategic planning and analysis, risk assessment analysis, strategic leadership, mergers and acquisition, corporate takeover, revenue enhancement, talent acquisition and financial product development. He has been serving BRAC as Head of Risk Management since 2013. Latter and throughout his 19 years career he worked at different national and international organizations including United States Department of the Treasury, Washington Mutual Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., USA, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Industry of France, Banque BNP Paribas (BNP Paribas Bank of BNP Paribas Group) Paris, France,UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and ASA International.