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The governance structure of MSB promotes transparency and accountability. Our Board of Directors consists of highly distinguished professionals, activists and entrepreneurs who are elected by the General Members and bring their diverse skills and experience to the governance of MSB.

The Board of Directors is assisted by a finance and audit committee which aids in reviewing the financial condition of the organisation, the effectiveness of the internal control system performance, and the findings of the internal and external auditors in order to recommend appropriate remedial action.

 

Board of Directors

Marie Stopes Bangladesh has a board of directors comprising nine members who meet regularly to provide strategic directions to the management and formulate polices for the smooth functioning of MSB.

The members of the Board of Directors are:

Barrister Akhtar Imam M.A., LL.M (University of London)

Chairperson
Barrister Imam was elected as Chairperson in 1995. He is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and has been involved in some of the leading constitutional and sensational cases. Besides having a successful legal practice, he was /is associated with a number of large organizations / business houses as an adviser / director. He was the first Bangladeshi President of the Students Union of the Hon’ble Society of Lincolns Inn and President of the Barristers Association of Bangladesh. He was a lecturer in Law in various institutions in England and Dhaka University. A life Member of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and various social clubs and also an avid Rotarian, Barrister Imam was closely associated with a movement to increase corporate involvement in HIV/AIDS prevention and promote awareness of human rights and ethical issues involving those infected with HIV/AIDS.

Barrister Kamal-ul-Alam LL.B. Law (Hons) (London) 

Vice-chairperson
Barrister Alam was also elected in 1995 as Vice-chairperson. He has a successful legal career and is associated with a number of organizations as director / advisor. Through his association with a number of bodies and a wide social network, Barrister Alam an avid Rotarian has played an important role in generating social support for Marie Stopes activities.

 

Mrs. Rehana Khan 

Member
The founding Chairperson of MS, Mrs Khan is a renowned English teacher, and a well-known social worker in Chittagong. She has been closely associated with numerous organizations dealing with gender equality and over the last couple of years has worked on projects designed to develop the English language skills of various groups. She was the Regional English Language Specialist for the English Language Teaching Improvement Project (ELTIP) which was sponsored by the UK's Department of International Development. She is currently Director of Admissions and student recruitment at the Asian University for women, an international university located in Chittagong.

 

Mr. Fazle R. M. Hasan FCA

Member
Mr. Fazle R.M. Hasan, is a renowned businessman, and is a qualified Chartered Account from England and FCA. In 2004 he Joined MS as a board member. He has memberships of many trade bodies and social clubs. Mr. Hasan is the former President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the largest Trade Body in Bangladesh. His sound experience in the field of finance and accounts contributes to the financial affairs of MS. He is also a consultant for foreign Direct Investment (FDI) particularly in Export Processing Zones (EPZ). 

 

Mr. Mamun Rashid

Member
Professor Mamun Rashid is a well known business person. Till recently, he was Director of BRAC Business School and the Director of Center for Entrepreneurship Development at BRAC University.  Earlier he was the Chief Executive Officer of Citibank, N.A, Bangladesh for more than eight years. Before that he was the Head of Corporate and Institutions for the Standard Chartered Group in Bangladesh and an advisor to Dhaka Bank. He worked as an adjunct faculty with Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University, North South University for several years and has authored 6 books on contemporary issues in Economics and Business. He is the chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) standing committee on Banking technique and practices for Bangladesh and is on the boards of various NGOs, educational & financial institutions.

 

Dr. Naushad Faiz

Member
Dr. Naushad Faiz has completed his Ph.D in Economics from Moscow University, Russia (1982) and has more than 30 years of experience in working in the field of development as a researcher, consultant and program manager. He has conducted research in a wide variety of areas like health and population, the garment sector, aid effectiveness, etc. He is a freelance consultant and is associated with the Population Research and Development Associates (PRDA) as a Research Adviser, which is an honorary position.

 

Dr. Yasmin H Ahmed

Member
Dr. Ahmed is a medical graduate and had led the operations of Marie Stopes in Bangladesh for 14 years before moving on (2008-2013) to work in London as Senior Regional Director, Marie Stopes International, UK for Asia, Arab World and Eastern Europe regions. She played a critical role in managing Marie Stopes Bangladesh’s transition from a modest local NGO to a large, well-established frontline NGO rendering high quality services to a wide range of beneficiaries. Currently based in Dhaka, Dr. Ahmed is a free lance consultant with some 10 days a month committed to MSI work globally. 

 

Ms. Maheen Sultan

Member
Ms. Maheen Sultan is one of the founders of the Centre for Gender and Social Transformation at the BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University. She is a development practitioner, rights activist and researcher with over 27 years experience working for NGOs, donors, the UN, Grameen Bank and the government of Bangladesh in a range of capacities, from direct programme management to policy formulation. She has worked on issues of social development, poverty, civil society and community participation and gender mainstreaming and CEDAW reporting in various capacities. She is a member /board member of various national/international NGOs.

 

Ms. Tahera Yasmin

Member
Ms Yasmin has 29 years of experience of managing development programmes at grassroots level and internationally across the South Asian region.  She completed her Masters in Social Studies in International Relations from Dhaka University in 1984 and Masters in Development Studies in Women and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in the Netherlands in 1987. She was Regional Programme Manager, South Asia for Oxfam GB; worked as an independent consultant in development and management issues for some years, and is now a senior staff member of GIZ in Dhaka. 

 

Executive Team

  • Masrurul Islam, Country Director
  • Dr. Reena Yasmin, Senior Director – Program
  • Dr. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Director – Program Support
  • Dr. Mohammad Hossain Choudhury, Director – Program

 

Senior Management Team

  • Md. Masrurul Islam; Country Director
  • Dr. Reena Yasmin; Senior Director – Program
  • Dr. Mobarak Hossain Khan; Director – Program Support
  • Dr. Mohammad Hossain Choudhury; Director – Program
  • Mr. Nur - e - Alam; Senior Company Secretary
  • Dr. Md. Abul Khair; Senior General Manager -Quality Improvement
  • Ms. Shimul Chakraborty; General Manager - HR & Admin
  • Mr. Zahidul Islam Ansari; Controller of Finance and Accounts
  • Mr. H M Asaduzzaman; General Manager-Program
  • Mr. Abu Taher; General Manager- Outreach
  • Mr. Imrul Hasan Khan; General Manager- Special Project
  • Mr. Daulatuzzaman; General Manager- External Relations
  • Mr. Uzzal Kumar Kundu; General Manager-Program
  • Dr. Samina Sultana; General Manager-Clinic Innovations

 

Good management practices

MSB's internal control system is designed to get reasonable assurance about effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial data and compliance of applicable rules, regulations and procedures.

Management's integrity, attitude, actions, and ethical values help raise consciousness control among the staff. MSB management believes that controls are important to achieve the objectives and to communicate its view to staff at all levels. Clear policies and procedures, documentation process, table of authority, segregation of staff duties, supervision and accountability have made the organisation transparent.

Considering the internal control a continuous process MSB periodically reviews and modifies the system in the changing circumstances. At the top of its control mechanism, there exists the willingness of MSB Board of Directors to ensure internal control and transparency.