General Body

The General Body is responsible for providing overall policy directions to the management of PKSF for carrying out its activities. It also assesses and approves the annual budget and the audited accounts of the Foundation. Moreover, the General Body considers the annual report presented by the Governing Body of PKSF. The meeting of this Body is required to be held at least once every year. However, since 2012, the General Body has decided to meet twice a year: the Annual General Meeting (AGM) would preferably be held during the month of December and the other General Meeting during the month of June.

The General Body may have a maximum of 25 members. Out of them, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) nominates a maximum of 15 members, including the Chairman, from amongst persons associated with different government agencies, voluntary organisations or private individuals having a successful record of service in poverty alleviation and/or 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 who are from Partner Organisations (POs) and/or private individuals. Currently, there are 22 members in the General Body. 

The Members of the General Body

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)

Professor Dr. A.K.M. Nurun Nabi
Sociologist, Former Vice-Chancellor, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur

Mr. Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled
Former Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank and
Former Chairman, Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB)

Dr. M. A. Quassem
Chairman, National Disaster Management Advisory Committee

Ms. Nihad Kabir
Senior Partner
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates (SIA&A), and
President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Dhaka

Mr. Md. Fazlul Haque
Additional Secretary, Financial Institutions Division
Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Professor M. A. Baqui Khalily
Former Executive Director, Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)

Mr. C. M. Shafi Sami
Former Foreign Secretary and
Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh

Ms. Bulbul Mohalanabish
Professor, Southeast University, Dhaka

Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad
Country Representative for IUCN and
Former Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh

Mr. Nazir Ahmed Khan
Former Chief Executive, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy

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
Director, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (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

Dr. Ramanimohan Debnath
Journalist, Economic Columnist

Mr. Mohsin Ali
Executive Director
Wave Foundation (a Partner Organisation of PKSF)

Ms. Monowara Begum
Executive Director
Prottyashi (a Partner Organisation of PKSF)