Profile of Md. Rashedur Rahman

... Name Md. Rashedur Rahman
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree MBA (Finance and Operation Management), Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), USA (Fulbright Scholar), MBA in Strategic and International Management & BBA in Management (University of Dhaka), and PGD in HRM, BI

RESEARCH and TEACHING INTEREST:                          

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, International Business and Trade Competitiveness, Investment Climate, Operation Management, and Organizational Theory and Behavior.


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), (Major in Finance and Operation Management), Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, USA

                         (US Department of State Fulbright Fellow)


  •  PGD in Human Resource Management, Bangladesh Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), Dhaka, Bangladesh    


  •  Masters of Business Administration (MBA),  (Major in Strategic and International Management),  Department of Management Studies,  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh          


  •  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), (Major in Management), Department of Management Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh



Assistant Professor


Department of International Business,

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Project Director

(Senior Research Associate)

(Research Associate)


Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

  • Responsibilities: Research and questionnaire design, data collection, analysis and report preparation, conduct training program on corporate governance, project management, project proposal preparation, maintain relations with stakeholders including development partners, publication of annual report, newsletter and brochure, and coordination of international training programs on corporate governance and social enterprise.

  • Key projects: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diaspora, Investment Climate Assessment, Business and Regulatory Reforms, Diaspora, Migration, Stakeholder Mapping, and Social Enterprise. 

  • Major project partners: Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) of International Finance Corporation (IFC), DFID-Bangladesh, United Nations, The Royal Netherland Embassy-Bangladesh, The Commonwealth Secretariat, International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).


Focal Point (as volunteer)                                                                                                     (January 2010-July 2011)

United Nation Global Compact (UNGC) Local Network of Bangladesh

The United Nations (UN)

  • Major responsibilities: Coordination among member organizations, increase awareness among the leading private sectors in Bangladesh on the ten principles of UNGC of UN


Trainer on Corporate Governance (CG)                                    

Certified by the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The World Bank Group




  • Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012, Department of State, USA. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

  • Rising Star of Corporate Governance for 2010, The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance, Yale School of Management (SOM), Yale University, USA. This award recognizes global corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, activists, or managers. 

  • Inaugural Alastair Ross Goobey (ARG) Memorial Scholarship 2008, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and Hermes Fund Managers, UK. The annual scholarship endowment is awarded to one individual from among ICGN scholarship recipients displaying strong leadership in the field of corporate governance despite facing the challenges of working in a difficult or low-income environment.  

  • ICGN Foundation Scholar 2008, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK. ICGN Scholarships provide an opportunity for individuals to join the ICGN and attend the Annual Conference. The focus is on individuals from countries where corporate governance reform is underway as part of a strategy to build investor confidence and attract the capital needed to fund economic development.

  • Delegate, Mosaic International Summit 2010, An initiative founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, UK. Mosaic International Summit, an initiative founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, UK. The Summit held on July 11-23, 2010, brought together 80 young Muslim leaders aged 25-35 years from across the world for a 2 week leadership conference in the Cambridge University and London, UK.

  • Merit Award Scholarship 2011-2013, Saunders College of Business, RIT, New York, USA





Description and Outcomes

Publisher & Date

Corporate Governance Practices in the Banking Sector: Bangladesh Perspective.   

This research paper, supervised by Mr. Stilpon Nestor and David Risser of Nestor Advisors focuses on the corporate governance practices in the 28 banks in Bangladesh, the first of its kinds in the country. 

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), 2010, UK 

Corporate Governance and Bangladesh: Reforms, Practices andChallenges Ahead


This qualitative magazine article prepared for the ICGN year book 2009 highlighted the capital market situation in Bangladesh, reform measures undertaken so far, and existing corporate governance practices in Bangladesh.

ICGN Year Book 2009, ICGN, UK

State of Corporate Governance Awareness and Practices in Bangladesh 2007, BEI 

This research paper, prepared as a follow up of the baseline study on corporate governance practices (54 companies) conducted in 2005, focuses on the corporate governance practices in the 110 companies from different sectors in Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh Enterprise Institute in partnership with Royal Netherland Embassy, Bangladesh. 

Privatization of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Bangladesh: Importance of Corporate Governance, (co-authored)

This paper discusses about why corporate governance is importance in privatizing the SOEs in Bangladesh and provides recommendations on how to improve the CG practices.

Policy Paper, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), Bangladesh

Restructuring the Boards of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs): importance of capacity building initiatives and appointment of Independent Directors, (co-authored)

This paper discusses about how leadership programs and appointment of independent directors will help to improve CG of the SOEs in Bangladesh. 


Policy Paper, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), Bangladesh

Perception and Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Bangladesh 

This research paper, first of its kind focuses on the CSR practicesin the 54 companies from different sectors in Bangladesh. 

The CSR Centre, Bangladesh

Migration Profile for Bangladesh 2010, (As part of the team)

The profile highlights the migration policy and situation in Bangladesh. 

International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), Bangladesh








Place and Date




6th Meeting of the OECD Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Asia; Session: Designing Training Programs for SOE Directors

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Korean Institute of Public Finance

Seoul, South Korea, May 17-18, 2011


The Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV); Session: UNGC Networks: Sharing Best Practices

The United Nations (UN)

Istanbul, Turkey, May 09-13, 2011


Asian Regional Meeting on the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); Session: The Status of UNGC Network in Bangladesh

Jointly organized by the UNGC office, USA and UNGC Indonesian Network

Bali, Indonesia, February 10-11, 2011


Asian Round Table on Corporate Governance; Session: Revision of the White Paper - Drafting Session (IV) Enhancing Board Quality and Effectiveness

Jointly organized by the OECD, Chinese Securities and Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Shanghai, China, 16-17 December 2010


2009 ICGN Annual Conference: The Route Map to Reform and Recovery; Session: “The Controlling Shareholders: Protecting Minority Investors”

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK

Sydney, Australia, July 13-15, 2009


Paper presentation at the SAARCFINANCE Seminar on Corporate Governance. The paper focused on the Corporate Governance Awareness and Practices of the Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs) in Bangladesh”

Bangladesh Bank (The central bank of Bangladesh)


Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 27, 2008


   Yale Governance Forum 2012

The Yale Center for Corporate Governance, Yale School of Management, Yale University 

Connecticut,USA June 06-07, 2012


2008 ICGN Annual Conference: Globalization of Capital Markets: Impact on Corporate Governance

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK

Seoul, Korea, June 18-20, 2008


 Mosaic International Summit 2010 

An initiative to promote leadership among young people, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, UK. 

Cambridge University, UK, July 11-23, 2010




































Applied Research Methodology in Business

Bureau of Business Research, University of Dhaka

6 weeks

Research Methods in Business and Social Science using SPSS

Institute of Business Institution, University of Dhaka

4 days

Advanced English Language

English Language Center (ELC), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


7 Weeks

IFC's Corporate Governance Assessment Methodology

International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group

1 day

Corporate Governance Board Leadership Training of Trainers (ToT) in Banking

International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group

3 days

International Training of Trainers (TOT) Corporate Governance Board Leadership

Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Commonwealth Secretariat, and Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI)

3 days

Training of Trainers (TOT) on NGO Governance Principles

Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI)

2 days

Project Management and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

PROSHIKA HRDC Trust, Bangladesh

9 days

Global Leadership Certificate Program

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), USA

9 month program


MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION                                                                                                        

  • President, Financial Management Association (FMA), RIT, USA                                               June 2012-Present
  • Member, ICGN Membership Committee, ICGN, UK                                                                    July 2010-October 2012
  • Member, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK                                        July 2008-June 2012
  • Director-Internal Affairs, Graduate Management Association (GMA), RIT, USA                  October 2011-July 2012


  •  Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.