A virtual book launching by SBE, NS

2021-04-12 20:54:12 BdST

2021-05-11 01:18:52 BdST

Published: 2021-04-12 20:54:12 BdST

NSU Live: The ceremony was graced by esteemed panelists and guests. The Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Dr. MasihurRahman was present as the Chief Guest; and S. Vijay Iyer, Vice President and COO, The World Bank, Mr. SedikoDouka, Commissioner, Energy and Mines, Economic Community of West African States.

Mr. Manmohan Parkash, Country Director, Asian Development Bank, were present asSpecial Guests. Other distinguished panelists were Mr. FidaHasanRana, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, The World Bank; Mr. DipalBarua, former Managing Director Grameen Shakti; Mr. MunawarMezbaMoin, The group Director, Rahimafrooz; Mr. Mamun Rashid, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ms. Nancy Wimmer, author of the Market Makers; Mr. Raihan Elahi.

Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank; Prof. Rezwan Khan, former Vice-Chancellor, United International University; and Mr. Aziz Khan, Chairman, Summit Group of Companies. The Chair of the event was Prof. Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, North South University. Vote of thanks was given by Prof Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Dean, School of Business and Economics, NSU. One hundred and two participants were present at the book launching.

The authorProf. M. FauzulKabir Khan is the secretary to the government and has closely seen the public realm. Besides, He is the CEO of IDCOL in Bangladesh. That is how he has well witnessed and practiced public entrepreneurship in a government-owned institution run as a private business. Also, Prof Khan has observed from the cerebral world as an academic in the United States, Singapore and Bangladesh.

This book discusses the success story of IDCOL, a government owned financial institution in Bangladesh. IDCOL has outperformed many financial institutions in Bangladesh and has worked closely with the government, World Bank, NGOs, and academic institutions and has created value for millions of people in our country.

Although, for decades, the public sector has been considered as corrupt, inefficient and sub-par compared to the private organizations, recently, public entrepreneurship has emerged as a solution. It is a government's commitment to provide the best service by utilizing private entrepreneurs. This book discusses the challenges of building a tech-based institution that is free from corruption.

Dhaka, 12 April (campuslive24.com)//AIT


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