Dr. Khandaker Alamgir Hossain is the Founder Executive Director of Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) since its inception in 1993 and also the Founder of the organization. He brings with him a diverse multi-disciplinary experience in leadership roles in establishing GUK with proven track record of effectively managing development programs, operational and financial sustainability and building effective partnerships with govt. agencies, donors and other stakeholders.
Dr. Hossain gained diversified knowledge & experiences through participation in a series of international training, workshop, seminar, conference in different countries such as two months long Leadership Training in USA, Global Microcredit Summit in Spain, Morocco, Kenya, Philippine & Indonesia, three months long Leadership Training at Bangalore in India, Micro Insurance for Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Switzerland, Global Climate Change Seminar at Shimane University in Japan, Three weeks long Training on Modern Agriculture Practices in Vietnam, Women Empowerment and Climate Change Resilience Seminar at Essex University in UK and attended as a delegate in Introducing Microcredit Model of Bangladesh in South Africa. Besides, he attended different National and International workshops and visited different projects/programs activities in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, Qatar, United Arab Emirate, Saudia Arabia, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Latvia, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, China, Sri Lanka etc.
Dr. Hossain effectively introduced his acquired knowledge and potential ideas in designing pro poor projects/programs, preparing policies and guidelines, efficiently managing microcredit business, low cost quality non formal primary education & health program, sustainable growth and expansion of the program activities of GUK simultaneously. He introduced some innovative models for alleviation of poverty of the poor people through employment creation and income generation by undertaking different activities in context of socio-economic conditions in rural Bangladesh.
Dr. Hossain was awarded in livestock sector from Bangladesh Livestock Society through the Minister, Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock (MOFL), Environment award from Bangladesh Biodiversity Society, Department of Social Services, etc.
Dr. Hossain obtained his Master degree from Rajshahi University. He conducted a vital research work on Women Empowerment through Income Generating Activities in North West Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Rajshahi University and was awarded PhD.
Dr. Md. Mahbub Alam joined as Senior Director in Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) in January, 2018 and has over 24 years of experience in operation & partnership management, livelihoods & market development, livestock & agriculture project management, well being analysis & poverty alleviation, capacity development & training, research & analysis, monitoring, evaluation & impact assessment, disaster risk reduction, climate change & resilience, organizational change management & development and communication & coordination with GOB & different donor agencies.
Prior to joining in GUK, Dr. Mahbub gathered extensive experience and expertise working for the USAID funded livestock production for improved nutrition project under ACDI/VOCA as Team Leader Livestock, DFID funded Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) as Livelihoods Coordinator, ADB assisted Secondary Participatory Livestock Development Project of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) as Livestock Improvement Officer, PROSHIKA as Associate Coordinator and the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) of the Government of Bangladesh as Livestock Extension Officer. During the tenure in CLP for 10 years Dr. Mahbub led the largest amazing asset transfer program successfully with 133,000 assetless & landless char households that helps them to boost up from poverty line. He participated in over 20 different types of trainings and 12 different types of international workshop, seminar & conference in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Germany, France, Netherlands, Japan, Turkey and UK.
Dr. Mahbub completed his B.Sc. in Animal Husbandry & M.S. in Dairy Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and awarded PhD from the Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Rajshahi University. He is the author of over 20 different publications & abstracts and is also a member of various professional societies including Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB), Bangladesh Animal Husbandry Association (BAHA), Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS), World Poultry Science Association-Bangladesh (WPSA-B).
Md. Rashidul Islam is the Director (Social) of GUK and a career of microfinance and development program management professional with over 15 years of experience in development sector. He is an expert and talented leader in microfinance & development project management, community development & social mobilization, IGA development & management, disaster response & recovery, livestock & agriculture project management, quality assurance, monitoring & evaluation and communication & coordination with GOB & different donor agencies.
Mr. Islam has been serving in GUK from the beginning of his career and developed & established GUK Enterprises and GUK Infrastructure Development Limited (GIDL) a sister concern of GUK. He has been overseeing GUK Eye Hospital and different development projects & programs. He participated in over 15 different types of trainings and 12 different types of international workshop, seminar & conference in Bangladesh, India, Sri-Lanka, China, Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr. Islam holds B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the National University and MBA in Human Resource Management from American World University, USA.
Md. Abu Raihan Miah joined as Director in Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) in November, 2016 having around 20 years of experience in microfinance operation & management, microenterprise operational & development management, partnership management, business plan preparation & budgeting of microfinance program, livelihoods & market linkage development, poverty alleviation, capacity development & training, ICT development & software management, monitoring & evaluation, audit & risk management and Organizational change management & development.
Prior to joining in GUK, Mr Abu Raihan Miah gathered extensive experience and expertise through working in Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) as Deputy Manager (Operations) and DaySring Limited (the first partner of Project Management Institute-PMI, USA in BD) as Head of Opportunities. Mr Abu Raihan Miah completed his B.A (Hons) & M.A in English Literature from the University of Dhaka. He participated in over 25 different types of trainings and 20 different types of international workshops & seminars in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Mr. Raihanus Saadat is the director of ICT & Risk Management of GUK since 1st January, 2020. He brought immense experience of more than one and half decade of information and communication technology, financial planning and analysis and data science and analytics from telecommunication industry.
Mr. Saadat started his career as a lecturer in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in American International University – Bangladesh, in 2003. Then he moved to telecommunication industry in 2004 by joining with the core network operation team of Grameen Phone. Later on, Mr. Saadat moved to Banglalink in core network planning team. In Banglalink, Mr. Saadat assumed the responsibility of project management of intelligent network and mobile data service (GPRS), led the network experience management team and worked as a financial business partner in financial planning and analysis team. He also have overseas experience from Orascom Telecom Holding in Egypt, Djessy in Algeria, Wind Telecommunication in Italy, Alpha mobile in Lebanon and Dell Technologies in Malaysia.
Mr. Saadat holds a bachelors degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), an executive MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University and an MSc. in Data Science and Analytics from University Science Malaysia. He also received executive education and leadership training from London Business School in the year of 2008 & 2009 and completed a short course on “Digital Strategy for Business” from Columbia Business School in the year of 2019.
Mr. Saadat is a lifetime member of IEB and a member of Data Science Association, USA.
Pankaj Kumar Sarkar is the Director, Microfinance program of GUK possesing a career of microfinance professional with over 27 years of experience in the microfinance sector. He is an expert in microfinance & development project management, community development & social mobilization, IGA development & management ,disaster response & recovery, human rights , maternity child health care, urban management, forestry & agriculture project management, quality assurance, M&E and communication & coordination with GOB, different donor agencies & stakeholders.
Prior to joining in GUK, Mr. Sarkar served as the Director Microfinance in Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF), Program Manager for Ad-Din Welfare Center and Cluster Coordinator for Gono Shahajjo Sangstha (GSS). He participated in over 40 different types of trainings and 9 different types of international workshop, seminar & conference in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr. Sarkar completed his Master of Social Science from Rajshahi University. He also holds LLB from National University. He is a member of Bar Council.
Hajkil Md. Abu Hasan is the Director, Admin & Monitoring of GUK with a career of microfinance and development program management professional over 20 years of experience in development sector. He is an expert in microfinance & development project management, community development & social mobilization, IGA development & management. he is expert in designing and developing monitoring tools for monitoring & evaluation of program/project activities and capacity building of staff through trainings, disaster management, auditing, logistics support & office management and communication & coordination with GOB, different donor agencies and social stakeholders.
Mr. Hasan has been serving in GUK from the beginning of his career. He has contributed much to develop GUK Enterprises and GUK Infrastructure Development Limited (GIDL) a sister concern of GUK. He participated in over 12 different types of trainings and 10 different types of international workshop, seminar & conference in Bangladesh, India, Sri-Lanka, China, Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirate, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Mr. Hasan holds Bachelor of Social Science from National University and MBA from Darul Ehsan University.
Mohammad Jashim Uddin is the Director, Internal Audit of GUK with a career of microfinance professional over 26 years of experience in microfinance sector. He is an expert in microfinance program designing, operation and management. He also has experience in risk management of microfinance, business plan development and implementation for microfinance, auditing, technical capacity development of the staffs, planning, budget & fund management with effective utilization of staffs, growth and sustainability development, retention management and efficient utilization of staff.
Prior to joining in GUK, Mr. Jashim served as the Credit Coordinator (head of microfinance) in Manab Mukti Sangstha, as Deputy Director (Microfinance) in Gram Bikash Kendra, Chief Credit Coordinator (Head of Microfinance) in Uttara Development Program Society (UDPS), Credit Coordinator in Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) and Regional Manager in Association for Social Advancement (ASA). He participated in over 15 different types of trainings and 5 different types of international workshop, seminar & conference in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr. Jashim Uddin completed his B.Com (Hons) and M.Com in Accounting from National University.
Md. Mobarak Hossain Talukder joined as a Full time Consultant in Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) in December 2006. He possesses a long 48 years diverse experiences in the field of government and non government development activities and standing as a Banyan tree to infuse the spirit of innovative ideas among the workforces of GUK. Mr. Talukder has a long working experience in conducting research and impact studies, evaluation and monitoring. He worked as a panel member during the tenure of his service in government department of family planning as Project Director, “Integrated Community Family Health Development Program (ICFHDP)” a research project funded jointly by the government of Bangladesh and the govt. of the Federal Republic of Germany and actively involved in conducting study on i) Current profile of Diarrhea and Acute respiratory Infections ii) Conception, Attitude and Behavior concerning Food habit among rural women during pregnancy iii) Client satisfaction with quality of care on Health, Maternal & Child Health and Family Planning Services in Bangladesh through exit interview. He also published regular research articles on food & nutrition, ante-natal, natal and post natal care, safe delivery & safe motherhood and other health & family planning related issues while serving as Assistant Director (research) in the Directorate of Family Planning. He is expert in writing concept notes, project proposals, annual reports and documentation of booklets, brochures, periodic journals etc.
Prior to joining in GUK Mr. Talukder was the Deputy Director in the Directorate of Family Planning under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh. He also served as the Principle, Family Welfare Visitors Training Institute (FWVTI) under NIPORT.
Mr. Talukder participated in more than 45 important trainings in country & abroad and attended more than 20 seminars, conferences and workshops in Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia & India.
Mr. Talukder is an MA (in Economics from the University of Rajshahi and BCS (Family Planning Cadre Service). He is a life time member of Bangladesh Family Planning Officers Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh.