Radwan Mujib Siddiq
Radwan Mujib Siddiq is a trustee of the Centre for Research and Information. He is a strategy consultant and youth advocate. He is also the patron of ground-breaking political history projects such as the graphic novel Mujib and Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale, a docu-film. He advises various international organizations and government agencies on strategy and communications. He pursued his graduate studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Syed Mafiz Kamal
Syed Mafiz Kamal is the Senior Analyst at Centre for Research and Information. He is an economist and a policy researcher. He was previously at the Policy Research Institute and the United Nations Secretariat. He is the assistant editor of Policy Insights publication. He pursued his graduate studies at New York University.
Ruth Griffiths is an independent research writer/editor for institutes working on international development around in the world. She has nearly 20 years of multi-country experience. She has worked on books and technical papers for a variety of academic institutes, think-tanks, multilateral and bilateral donors, UN agencies, non-governmental organisations and individuals. She pursued her graduate studies in Imperialism and post-colonial societies from London University.
Editorial Advisory Board
Asif Saleh is the Executive Director of BRAC. He is a writer, technologist and a social entrepreneur. He was a policy specialist for the Access to Information (A2i) Program at the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh. He was the Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and also worked for IBM, Glaxo Wellcome and Nortel. He is a Asia 21 Fellow of Asia Society and a Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum. He pursued his undergraduate studies from Stern School of Business at New York University.
Kazi Anis Ahmed
Kazi Anis Ahmed is a co-director of the Dhaka Lit Fest and the publisher of Dhaka Tribune. He is a writer and an entrepreneur. He is an adviser to PEN Bangladesh and the founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the Dhaka Translation Center, and the Bengal Lights Literary Journal. He pursued his doctoral studies in literature from New York University.
Samia Huq is an Associate Professor and the Director of General Education at BRAC University. She is an anthropologist and a historian. She coordinates BRAC University-Georgetown University Speakers’ Forum series on faith and development. Her research areas include secularism, radicalization, religious revival, social movements, gender issues and democracy. She pursued her doctoral studies in anthropology from Brandeis University.
Shazia Omar is a communication and stakeholder engagement specialist at the World Bank. She is an author and an activist. She was a communication consultant at UNDP, IOM, ILO, IFC and BRAC. She has written two novels. She pursued her graduate studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
Syed Akhtar Mahmood is the lead Private Sector Specialist in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank. He is an economist. He is also team member of World Bank Group global public-private dialogue. He co-authored the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Development Strategy of 2002. His research interests include trade, competitiveness, investment climate, mechanics of policy reforms, political economy and governance. He pursued his doctoral studies in economics from Oxford University.
Azmina Siddique is an advocacy and policy adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She is a social scientist and a security policy specialist. Her research areas include political risk and countering extremism. She was the commissioning editor for Middle East and Islamic studies at I.B. Tauris Publishers. She pursued her graduate studies in security studies at King’s College London.
Sabbir Bin Shams
Sabbir Bin Shams is the Executive Director of Centre for Research and Information (CRI). He is a development sector policy analyst. He is the patron of Dhaka-based Charcha Publishers. He has worked for a few organizations mandated to democratize policy debates and to advocate for rights-based development. He led the South Asian Regional Secretariat of Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). He was the Head of Policy Advocacy and Research unit of Action Aid, Bangladesh.
Shahidul Haque is a Senior Advisor of IOM Bangladesh, and a Senior Fellow at North South University, Bangladesh. He is foreign policy and migration specialist. He was the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. He chaired the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development. He received IOM Director General’s Award in 2005 and Honorable Mention for Robert B. Steward Prize. He pursued his graduate studies in international relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University.
Sonia Bashir Kabir
Sonia Bashir Kabir is the Chairman and CEO of SBK Tech Ventures and SBK Foundation. She is a tech entrepreneur and an impact investor. She is also a board member of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education and Peace. She was the Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos. He was recognized as a SDG pioneer by UN Global Compact and was the Vice Chairman of UN Technology Bank. She pursued her graduate studies from Santa Clara University.