General Body

The PKSF General Body is responsible to take all policy decisions, which guide the Management to help translate them into reality through multifold activities dedicated to achieving its objective of alleviating poverty of the poor with focus on employment generation. It oversees and advises on measures and initiatives that seek to establish and ensure the core motto of PKSF in establishing human dignity of the poor that it serves.

Among other responsibilities, the General Body approves the Annual Budget and the audited accounts of the organization. It also reviews the PKSF Annual Report as presented by the Governing Body.

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 regular Annual General Meeting (AGM) would preferably be held in the month of December and the other General Meeting (GM) in June. The General Body may consist of 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 government agencies, voluntary organizations or private individuals having recognized contribution to poverty alleviation and/or widely-known interest in similar 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.


Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
Chairman, PKSF
Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007

Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad
Former Chairman
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)

Mr Arijit Chowdhury
Additional Secretary
Financial Institutions Division
Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Mr Md. Fazlul Haque
Additional Secretary (now in PRL)
Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Mr Md Raisul Alam Mondal
Senior Secretary (now in PRL)
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of Bangladesh

Ms. Aktari Mamtaz
Former Secretary, Bangladesh Public Service Commission

Former Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Mr A N Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury
Former Member, Planning Commission

Mr Md. Ruhul Amin
Former Government Official (Grade-01) and

Former Chairman, Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla)

Ms Parveen Mahmud, FCA
Under Privileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP) Bangladesh.
Former President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)

Ms Nazneen Sultana
Former Deputy Governor
Bangladesh Bank (the Central Bank of Bangladesh)

Dr Toufic Ahmad Choudhury
Former Director General
Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)

Dr R M Debnath
Economic Columnist.

Dr Niaz Ahmed Khan
Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka

Dr Sharifa Begum
Former Senior Research Fellow
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Mr Helal Ahmed Chowdhury
Supernumerary Professor
Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)
Former Managing Director & CEO, Pubali Bank Ltd

Ms Humaira Islam, PhD
Founder & Executive Director
Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women (a Partner Organisation of the PKSF)

Dr. Md. Shahid Uz Zaman
Executive Director
Eco-Social Development Organisation (ESDO) (a Partner Organisation of the PKSF)