Sajida Humayun Kabir

Sajida Humayun Kabir

PATRON, SAJIDA FOUNDATION

 

Sajida Humayun Kabir, patron of SAJIDA Foundation, has vast experience in philanthropic work. When her late husband, our founder, Syed Humayun Kabir, founded SAJIDA Foundation as a gift to his wife on the occasion of their 25th anniversary, the founding symbolized both a personal thought and a unique model of NGO financing. Funded by a majority shareholding of Renata, what was so remarkable about the founding of SAJIDA Foundation in 1993 was the explicit joining of a private enterprise (Renata) to a public purpose.

Executive Team

Zahida Fizza Kabir
Executive Director
Ishtiaq Mohiuddin
Senior Advisor - Microfinance
Dr. Md. Tariqul Islam
Director - Hospital
Md. Fazlul Haque 
Director - Capacity Building
Md. Monerul Islam Khan
Director - Microfinance
Amiya Bhousan Bhowmik
Director - Finance & Accounts
Khadija Rehma
Senior GM - Communication
A K M Sazzad Hossain
Senior GM - Micro Finance
Md. Ahsan Habib
Senior GM - Admin & Infrastructure
Md. Shafiul Alam
Senior GM - Microfinance
Dilip Majumder 
Senior GM - Capacity Building
Md. Abdul Maleque
GM - Audit Monitoring & Loan Review
Arbab-Ur-Rahman
GM - Information & Technology

Governing Body

Shib Narayan Kairy
Shib Narayan Kairy
Chairperson

Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy is currently the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International, the largest Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the world. Mr. Kairy has more than 33 years of experience in development finance sector. Following the completion of his M.Com in accounting from the University of Dhaka, he joined the accounts section of BRAC in April 1982. He is currently serving on the board of BRAC Bank Limited, bKash Limited, BRAC EPL Investments Limited, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited and BRAC Tea Companies as a Director. He is the Chairman of Dhaka Handicrafts Limited; member of the Board of Trustees of RDRS; and Governing Body member of Credit and Development Forum (CDF).

Zahida Fizza Kabir
Zahida Fizza Kabir
Member Secretary

Zahida Fizza Kabir, Executive Director of SAJIDA Foundation, has been part of the Foundation since its founding in 1987. Ms. Kabir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of the Philippines, a Masters Degree in International and Intercultural Management from School for International Training, Vermont, USA, and a Post Graduate Diploma in “Organizational Leadership”, Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is also a Board member of Renata Limited, Credit Development Forum (CDF), and International Network for Alternative Financial Institutions (NAGI); and is part of the Advisory Committee of Caritas.

Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury
Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury
Member

Mr. Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury is currently the CEO of Tiger Tours Ltd., an inbound tourism company based on sustainable community based model with key focus on establishing year long river tourism in Bangladesh. He has served as former Chairperson of BRAC Net and Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Help Centre (B’Yeah). He is the Founder Trustee of Grameen Trust (GT) set up in 1989, founding member of Bangladesh NGO Foundation, independent Director of ACI Limited and a member of the BRAC University Trustee Board. He was the Executive Director of BRAC from 2000 to 2006 and Chairperson of SME Foundation. Prior to that, he spent more than three decades in the civil service of Bangladesh. He was the Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Nov 1991– Mar 1994) and Executive Director, Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority. He served as a Secretary to the government from 1994 to 2000 holding charge of various ministries. He also served as an Adviser to the Care Taker Government of Bangladesh in 2001 and was in charge of five Ministries. Upon completion of his MA degree in Modern History (First Class) from University of Dhaka in 1965 he started his career as erstwhile CSP of 1967 batch and also attended University of Tennessee (Knoxville, USA) for nine months as a Fulbright scholar to study Public Administration.

Barr Junayed A Chowdhury
Barr Junayed A Chowdhury
Member

Barrister Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury completed his LLB degree from the University of London and went on to earn a Post Graduate Diploma from the Inns Court School of Law under City University, London and a LLM degree from the University of Chicago, Law School. Currently a managing partner at Vertex Chambers, he is a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh specializing in Corporate and International Taxation, Oil and Gas law, Infrastructure and Construction, M&A, Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions, International Finance, and International Environmental Law.

Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud
Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud
Member

Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud is a medical graduate from Chittagong Medical College. He obtained his professional degree DTCD from Dhaka and PhD (Medical Science) from Japan. He started his career as an assistant surgeon and served in various capacities across the country. He is a qualified pulmonologist who has a long career in respiratory medicine focusing on Asthma and airway disorders, Interstitial Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis in particular. He has pioneered quality care for multi-drug resistant TB patients in Bangladesh thereby achieving great reputation in respiratory care services for patients with chest diseases. He has been working as an Associate Professor of Respiratory medicine since 2004. Presently, he is serving as Senior Technical Advisor for KNCV on the Challenge TB project, which provides technical assistance to the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of Bangladesh.

Dr. Erum Mariam
Dr. Erum Mariam
Member

Dr. Erum Mariam holds a PhD in Education from Cambridge University. She also has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics. Currently, she is the Director of BRAC University-IED and is the Former Head of the Education Program (EDP) of BRAC.

Mujtaba Ur Rahman Khan
Mujtaba Ur Rahman Khan
Member

Mr. Mujtaba Ur Rahman Khan is currently the Director of Marketing of Tyser Risk Management (Bangladesh) Ltd., a subsidiary of Tysers, UK. Mr. Khan began his career at Tysers’ North American subsidiary in 1995, subsequently moving back to Bangladesh to continue his career in insurance with Reliance. He rejoined Tysers when they established the country’s first Risk Management consulting firm in 2002. He has been instrumental in creating awareness in risk management within local and multinational companies in Bangladesh. Mr. Khan is an MBA in Marketing, and has received several formal trainings in risk management at Swiss Re (Switzerland), Munich Re (Germany), and Tata-AIG (India). He is also a lecturer and trainer on Principles of Risk Management. He is a Permanent Member of Uttara Club and Life Member of Bangladesh Flying Academy and American Alumni Association.

Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar
Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar
Member

Mr. Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar has been the Treasurer of BRAC University since May 2004. Previously, he was the Director of Administration, Monitoring and Investigation at BRAC, also overseeing the Partnership Strengthening Unit and Transport departments. Mr. Sarkar earned his Masters in Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, and his Bachelors of Education (B. Ed.) and Bachelors of Science (BSc) degrees from Rajshahi  University.  Throughout his career he has been dedicated to several important projects including the Oral Therapy Extension Programme, Child Survival Programme, Women’ s Health Development, the Rural Credit Programme and the Management Development Programme. Apart from being a member of SAJIDA Foundation’s governing body, Mr. Sarkar is also a member of the general committees of BRAC, CDF and Srizony, the Chairperson of the Governing Body of BURO Bangladesh and a member of the Governing body of Nova Consultancy Bangla.

Sayeda Tahya Hossain
Sayeda Tahya Hossain
Member

Ms. Sayeda Tahya Hossain is a Commerce graduate from the National University and has been the Chief People Officer in BRAC since 2013. She is also a Board Member of the CHS Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. Till 2013, she was responsible for the HR and Corporate Affairs department at Lafarge Surma Cement (LSC) in Bangladesh, along with that of the Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited, a subsidiary of LSC in India. She has over 18 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Development and has worked in various multinational companies including Nestle, Unilever, Concern Worldwide, Citibank NA and Lafarge.

General Body

Shib Narayan Kairy
Sajida Humayun Kabir
Syed S. Kaiser Kabir
Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury
Ishtiaq Mohiuddin
Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud
Dr. Erum Mariam
Barrister Sajeda Farisa Kabir
Mujtaba Rahman Khan
Dr. Sarwar Ali
Md. Shafiul Alam
Abida Muquit
Asadot Daullah
Owais Salam
Barr Junayed A Chowdhury
Safi Rahman Khan
Dr. Shaikh Zulfikar Ahmed
Rasheda Irshad Nasir
Junaid K. Doja
Kaiser Tamiz Amin
Mridul Chowdhury
A. K. Faizan Salam
Onaiza Owais
Iresh Zaker
Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar
Sayeda Tahya Hossain
Tanya Tazeen Karim