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The Statute of BIDS provides for forming an Advisory Committee of twelve Senior Fellows, who are nominated by the Policy Coordination Committee (PCC) of the Institute and appointed by the Board of Trustees for a period of three years. The Senior Fellows are nominated from among the country’s eminent professionals in various fields who can provide guidance in planning, designing and implementing BIDS programmes. The Senior Fellows appointed by the Board of Trustees for a period of three years starting from 1 June 2013 are:


Senior Fellows

1. Professor Nazrul Islam


Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)

2. Professor Ainun Nishat

Professor Emeritus

BRAC University

3. Dr. Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury

Former Vice Chairperson, BRAC &

Member of the Board of Trustees 

BRAC University

4. Barrister Nihad Kabir


Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

5. Mr. Shykh Seraj

Founder Director and Head of News

Channel i

6. Mr. M Syeduzzaman

Member, CPD Board of Trustees

Former Minister

Ministry of Finance

7. Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad


Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

8. Dr. A.M.M. Shawkat Ali

Former Secretary 

Government of Bangladesh

9. Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman

Executive Chaiman

Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) 

10. Dr. Atiur Rahman

Honorary Professor, Development Studies Department

University of Dhaka

Former Bangabandhu Chair Professor

University of Dhaka

Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank

11. Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman


BIDS Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)

12. Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed

Executive Director


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