Social Enterprise Seminar
Atiur Rahman, Central Bank Governor of Bangladesh
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Dr. Atiur Rahman is a renowned economist who was appointed as the 10th Governor of Bangladesh Bank on May 1, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he was a Professor in the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shamannay, a centre for research and development in Bangladesh. He was also Chairman of Board of Directors of Unnayan Shamannay, a non-profit organization for research, development and cultural learning. His previous roles also include Director of Sonali Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Janata Bank, and a long tenure as a Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He has also done extensive published research on the micro-finance revolution in Bangladesh and was Chairman of the Credit Development Forum (CDF) for many years.