Prof. Emeritus Dr. A. K Azad Chowdhury
Honorary Advisor, Canadian University of Bangladesh
Former Vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka
Former Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.

Dr. Chowdhury was born on 21 October, 1946 to Siddiqur Rahman Chowdhury and Anwara Begum Chowdhury. He completed his bachelor's and master's in bio-chemistry from the University of Dhaka in 1967 and 1968 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Manchester in 1976.

Dr. Chowdhury was a member of Drug Policy Committee of Harvard University, National Professor of Canam University of Paris, and Visiting Professor Nottingham University, UK.


Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman
Professor Emeritus & Virtual Dean, School of Business,
Canadian University of Bangladesh
Honorary Adviser, Board of Trustees,
Canadian University of Bangladesh

Former governor of Bangladesh Bank

Dr. Rahman earned BSS and MSS degrees in economics from the University of Dhaka. With a Commonwealth scholarship, he went to School of Oriental and African Studies to complete his Ph.D. in 1977. His thesis later came out as a book under the title Peasants and Classes published by the Oxford University Press. Rahman was awarded "Central Banker of the Year 2015" from the Asia-Pacific region, in recognition of his achievement in supporting lending to farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) without compromising growth and macroeconomic stability, by the London-based Financial Times owned magazine, The Banker; he was also awarded the Central Bank Governor of the year 2015. In 2014, he received the GUSI Peace Prize International 2014 for his work in the field of economics focusing on the welfare of poor people. Professor Rahman was also awarded the "Indira Gandhi Gold Plaque" in 2011,the AtishDipankar Gold Medal in 2000 and the Chandrabati Gold Medal in 2008.

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