General Body


The General Body provides overall policy directives to the PKSF management to help undertake meaningful activities to fulfill PKSF’s objective of alleviating poverty of the under-privileged people through employment generation. It oversees and advises on measures and initiatives that seek to establish and ensure the human dignity of the poor. Among other functions, the General Body approves the annual budget and the audited accounts of the organization. It also reviews the annual report presented by the Governing Body of the organization.

The meeting of the General Body is required to be held at least once a year. However, in 2012, the General Body decided to meet twice a year: the Annual General Meeting (AGM) would preferably be held during the month of December and the other during the month of June. The General Body may consist of a maximum 25 members. Out of them, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) nominates a maximum of 15 members, including the Chairman, from amongst persons associated with government agencies, voluntary organizations or private individuals having a successful record of service in poverty alleviation and /or an interest in such activities. The Chairman must not be in the service of the Republic.

The General Body, in the AGM, nominates the remaining 10 members from the PKSF’s partner Organizations (POs) and/or private individuals.

As of 7 March 2018, there are 21 members in the General Body. 


The Members of the General Body (As of January 2018 and on-ward)

DR. QAZI KHOLIQUZZAMAN AHMAD
Chairman, PKSF
Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007

MR. MD. ABDUL KARIM
Managing Director, PKSF
Former Principal Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh

DR. PRATIMA PAUL-MAJUMDER
Former Senior Research Fellow
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

MS. PARVIN MAHMUD FCA
Managing Director, Grameen Telecom Trust
Council Member, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)

MS. NAZNEEN SULTANA
Former Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank

DR. TOUFIC AHMAD CHOWDHURY
Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)

MR. MD. FAZLUL HAQUE
Additional Secretary, Financial Institutions Division
Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

DR. NAZNEEN AHMED
Senior Research Fellow
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

PROFESSOR SHAFI AHMED
Former Professor, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University

AMBASSADOR MUNSHI FAIZ AHMAD
Chairman
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)

MRS. MONOWARA HAKIM ALI
First Vice President
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI)

MR. S.M. WAHIDUZZAMAN BABUR
Head of Finance, Admin, HR and IT
Practical Action Bangladesh

DR. MUJIB UDDIN AHMAD
Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
University of Dhaka

MR. NAZIR AHMED KHAN
Former Chief Executive, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy

MR. C. M. SHAFI SAMI
Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh
Former Foreign Secretary, the Government of Bangladesh

Ms. BULBUL MOHALANABISH
Professor, Southeast University
Dhaka

MR. ISHTIAQ UDDIN AHMAD
Country Representative for the IUCN
Former Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh

MR. MOHSIN ALI
Executive Director
WAVE Foundation (a Partner Organization of PKSF)

DR. RAMANIMOHON DEBNATH
Journalist, Economic Columnist

MS. MONOWARA BEGUM
Executive Director
PROTTYASHI (a Partner Organization of PKSF)

DR. NIAZ AHMED KHAN
Professor
Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka