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Brac University gets new Board of Trustees chairperson

  • Published at 06:42 pm September 22nd, 2019
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The post is effective from July 25

Tamara Hasan Abed has been elected new Chairperson of Brac University's Board of Trustees of Brac University and Managing Director of Brac Enterprises. 

The post is effective from July 25, 2019, read a press release.

She succeeds Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, the founding Chairperson of Brac University. Tamara Abed has been serving as a member of the Board since January 2011 and a member of the Syndicate since March 2011. She has also been the chair of the Board Finance Committee since December 2016.

Sir Fazle founded Brac University in 2001 with the aim of building young leaders of the future through high-quality tertiary education and research, and inculcating certain essential values in young people, in order to encourage them to become conscious citizens of tomorrow.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished with the support of our faculty and students. At the age of 83, I feel the time is now right for me, and others who joined the Board of Trustees with me, to make way for a new generation of leadership in the Board,” he said.

“Innovation takes place at the intersection of diverse ideas and experiences. I am very pleased that Brac University’s Board of Trustees has been enriched by the diverse experience of its distinguished members. The present Board comprises individuals with leadership experience in governance, enterprises, research, development, technology, art and culture,” Sir Fazle added.

Tamara Hasan Abed brings extensive experience in investment banking, entrepreneurship and social enterprises, with a career spanning over two decades across diverse sectors. As the Managing Director of Brac Enterprises, she heads 13 social enterprises including Aarong, Brac Dairy, and Brac Seed and Agro Enterprise. She served on the Board of Directors of Brac Bank for eight years from 2008 to 2016.

She has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, USA and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma society for her distinctive academic achievements. She completed a BSc in economics at the London School of Economics. She was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2010 and is also an Asia 21 Young Leader. In 2014, Tamara received the Outstanding Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress.

“I am honored to be elected Chairperson of the Board,” said Tamara Abed. 

She said: “It is a privilege to serve this remarkable university alongside our distinguished Trustees, and to support the Vice Chancellor, leadership team, faculty, administration, students, and alumni. The Board of Trustees is committed to supporting Brac University’s vital mission to advance knowledge, learning and the development of future leaders who will contribute to Bangladesh’s development.”

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