Our Speakers

SAES IX > Our Speakers

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Professor Rehman Sobhan

Chairman, CPD, Bangladesh

Professor Mustafizur Rahman

Executive Director, CPD, Bangladesh

Mr Christian Wagner

Senior Fellow, SWP, Germany

Ms Saadiya Razzaq

Team Leader/Senior Research Associate, SDPI, Pakistan

Ms Shobha Shrestha

Senior News Editor/Presenter/Reporter, Nepal Television, Nepal

Dr Dushni Weerakoon

Deputy Director, IPS, Sri Lanka

Dr Ganga Manjari Tilakaratna

Research Fellow, IPS, Sri Lanka

Dr Nagesh Kumar

Head, UNESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, India

Dr Prabir De

Professor, RIS, India

Mr Pramod Rijal

Economist, IIDS, Nepal

Dr Dilli Raj Khanal

Founder Chairman, IPRAD, Nepal

Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem

Additional Research Director, CPD, Bangladesh

Dr Shamsul Alam

Member (Senior Secretary), GED, Planning Commission, GoB

Mr Shekhar Gupta

Chairman and Founding Editor, Mediascape Pvt. Ltd., India

Dr Selim Raihan

Professor, Dhaka University

Professor Sachin Chaturvedi

Director General, RIS, India

Dr Mohammad A Razzaque

Adviser & Head, International Trade Policy, The Commonwealth Secretariat, UK

Mr Rinzin Wangchuk

Editor, Kuensel Corporation Ltd.

Mr Abdul Matlub Ahmad

President, FBCCI, Bangladesh

Mr Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury

Former Minister for Commerce, GoB

Dr Ahsan H Mansur

Executive Director, PRI, Bangladesh

Dr A Atiq Rahman

Executive Director, BCAS, Bangladesh

Professor Mahendra Lama

School of International Studies, JNU, India

Ambassador Shamsher Mubin Chowdhury

BB Former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh

Dr Sreeradha Dutta

Director, MAKAIAS, India

Mr Alias Wardak

Secretary General, NBN, Afghanistan

Mr Ahmad Shah Mobariz

Research Board Member, PRSO, Afghanistan

Mr Md Shahriar Alam, MP

Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Dr Fahmida Khatun

Research Director, CPD, Bangladesh

Dr Janaka Wijayasiri

Research Fellow, IPS, Sri Lanka

Mr Nitya Nanda

Fellow, TERI, India

Mr Kithmina Hewage

Research Assistant, IPS, Sri Lanka

Ms Aishath Raniya

Research Associate, TANGO International, Maldives

Dr Indrajith Aponsu

Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Professor Abdul Wassay Haqiqi

CEO, Silk Road Innovation Group, Afghanistan

Professor Arif A Waqif

Hon. Director, SMAT, JNIAS, India

Mr Asif Ibrahim

Former President, DCCI, Bangladesh

Mr Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP

President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), GoB

Mr Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed

Commissioner General of Customs, Maldives Customs Service, Maldives

Ambassador Farooq Sobhan

President and CEO, BEI, Bangladesh

Dr Sultan Hafeez Rahman

Executive Director, BIGD

Mr Syed A Al-Muti

Acting Director, Economic Development Program, The Asia Foundation, Bangladesh

Dr Salehuddin Ahmed

Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank

Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam

Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government Ministries of Finance and Planning, GoB

Mr Syed Nasim Manzur

President, MCCI, Bangladesh

Mr Matiur Rahman

Editor, Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh

Mr Romi Gauchan Thakali

Hon’ble Minister for Commerce, Government of Nepal

Ms Saroj Ayush

Consultant, UNESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, India

Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya

Distinguished Fellow, CPD, Bangladesh

Ms Romina Khurshid Alam

Member National Assembly, Pakistan

Dr Archna Negi

Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Dr Posh Raj Pandey

Chairman, SAWTEE, Nepal

Mr Udai Mehta

Deputy Executive Director, Cuts International, India

Mr M A Jabbar

Member, Board of Governors, SDPI, Pakistan

Ms Petra Karin Fernando

Senior Research Professional, CEPA, Sri Lanka

Mr Sarath Prematunge Kahapalarachchi

President, FCCISL, Sri Lanka

Mr Shafqat Munir Ahmad

Founding Editor, INFN, Pakistan

Dr Priyadarshi Dash

Research Associate, RIS, India

Mr Rabi Shanker Sainju

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Nepal

Dr Selim Jahan

Director of HDRO, UNDP, USA

Mr Pranav Kumar

Director & Head, International Trade Policy, CII, India

Professor Deepak Nayyar

Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Mr Kohji Iwakami

Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP, Thailand

Mr Mahfuz Anam

Editor & Publisher, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

Dr Sarath Amunugama, MP

Hon’ble Minister for Special Assignments, Government of Sri Lanka

Dr Simrit Kaur

Professor of Public Policy, University of Delhi, India

Dr M Asaduzzaman

Professorial Fellow, BIDS, Bangladesh

Professor Rounaq Jahan

Distinguished Fellow, CPD, Bangladesh

Dr Mustafa K Mujeri

Executive Director, InM, Bangladesh

Dr Gowher Rizvi

International Affairs Adviser to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Bangladesh

Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere

Ambassador, The Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka

Dr Saman Kelegama

Executive Director, IPS, Sri Lanka

Professor Bishwambher Pyakuryal

President, Nepal Economic Association, Nepal

Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel

Chair, Board of Governors, SDPI, Pakistan

Dr Swarnim Waglé

Member, National Planning Commission of Nepal, Government of Nepal

Dr Vaqar Ahmed

Deputy Executive Director, SDPI, Pakistan

Mr Rameshore Khanal

Former Finance Secretary and Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister of Nepal

Mr Nazir Kabiri

Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Afghanistan

Ms Suwendrani Manik Jayaratna

Research Officer, IPS, Sri Lanka

Dr Shahid Ahmed

Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

Mr Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan

Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

Dr Amita Batra

Professor, JNU, India

Mr Nick Beresford

Country Director (AI), UNDP Bangladesh

Ms Dikshya Singh

Research Officer, SAWTEE, Nepal

Mr M A Mannan, MP

Hon’ble State Minister for Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning, GoB

Dr Najma Afzal Khan

Member Provincial Assembly, Punjab, Government of Pakistan

Mr M Syeduzzaman

Chairman, Credit Rating Agency, Bangladesh

Dr Khan Ahmed Sayeed Murshid

Director General, BIDS, Bangladesh

Franziska Korn

Resident Representative, FES, Bangladesh

Mr Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul

Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Ekushey Television, Bangladesh

Mr A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP

Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Planning, GoB

Professor S R Osmani

Visiting Professor, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Dr Abraham George

Director and Professor, ISDG, India

Dr Martin Rama

Chief Economist for South Asia World Bank, India