Ishtiaque A. Zaman, PhD : Dr. Ishtiaque has more than 35 years of diverse and rich International professional experiences in Government Service, International Organization, Charitable Institute, Teaching and Research etc.
He worked as an international professional at icddr,b as Head, External Relations and Institutional Development Department. He led a multinational team with distinction. He was the Project Director and Team Leader of a large multi-year research project involving icddr,b and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. Earlier, he worked in the capacity of General Manager in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). He was most recently the Managing Director & CEO of MIDAS.
He started his professional career in the Bangladesh Civil Service in the Administrative Cadre in 1981 and was at the top 2% of the Successful candidates in the nationwide Superior Service Examination. He began his career as an Assistant Commissioner and also performed duties as a Magistrate.
He obtained PhD from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He specializes on Negotiating strategies, especially on turning adversities into advantages. He also had the experience of teaching undergraduate International Relations Courses at the California State University, Dominguez Hills as Lecturer and advanced undergraduate International Relations Courses at the University level in the United States.
He is a regular Guest Speaker at the Foreign Service Academy, Dhaka for Foreign Service Cadre officers and BCS Administration Academy, Planning Academy for Civil Service Cadre officers for the past twenty years. Now, he is a Senior Partner of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) related activities of Centre for Policy Research, Bangladesh.