Mentors – Year 2021


A B M Mofakhkharul Islam,


Industry: Oil & Gas

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Civil Construction, Cost Engineering, Scheduling, Project Management etc.

Interests/Hobbies: Watching & Playing Cricket

About: I completed my Graduation on Civil Engineering in 2005 from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET). I started my career from the same year of graduation with a small Real Estate company in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As time flies & with the blessings of Almighty, I got opportunities to work with some renowned Real Estate Companies of Chittagong like Sanmar Properties, Eternal Design & Development Ltd etc. To earn some diversified expertise, I utilized the opportunities to work with some group of companies like A K Khan, Islam Group & so on. To further develop my career, I worked in UAE as Civil Engineer. Currently, I am working as CEPS Lead at Chevron Bangladesh, which is generally deals with Cost Engineering career that includes Project Control, Scheduling, Planning, Contracts, Procurement, Finance and as need basis Project Management Services.

I am welcoming & appreciate knowledge sharing on Project Management and believe in informal and on-the-job training. With alignment of my belief, I don't have any qualification as professional trainer. I would like to assist others as-need basis and develop own knowledge by understanding others perceptions.

Ahmed Zafor Sadeq Bhuiyan

Ahmed Zafor Sadeq Bhuiyan,

PMP, LSBB, CAL1, Management 3.0 F, Scrum@Scale, SPS with Nexus, SAFe 4 Agilist, ACP-ACC, CSP, CSPO, CSM, ASM, ISO 27001 LA, Prince 2 P, ATD, CPSP, CEH, CDCS, CDCP, Big Data F, COBIT F, ITIL F, CCNA

Industry: ICT, Telecommunication

Total Experience: 19+ years

Expertise: Program Management, Delivery Management, Data Center Design & Certification, Consulting

Interests/Hobbies: Traveling

About: I have completed my B.Sc. in CSE from AUST, M.Sc. in Commination Eng. from UIU, MPA in HRM from DU. I have worked in Government, 4 MNCs & 2 International Agencies. Currently working as IT Auditor & Program Manager for One Stop Service (OSS) Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) under Prime Minister's Office. I am a professional trainer and Agile Coach with training & coaching experience with 3000+ participants from different organizations.

Hilda Bastos

Hilda Bastos,


Industry: Oil and Gas engineering

Total Experience: 08 years

Expertise: Process and pipeline services

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, go to the beach

About: I undergraduated in petroleum engineering. During college I had a scholarship from the Brazil National petroleum Agency and I was able to participate in several Organic Geochemistry meetings/congress. I started my professional career with Baker Hughes Drill Bits systems (commercial operations) and migrated to PPS (Process and Pipeline Services). In 2018, I took my first Project Management course in Ohio University and got my CAPM! In 2019, my company sponsored my PMP.

Saurabh Agnihotri

Saurabh Agnihotri,

PMP,PMI-RMP,Clean Power

Industry: Utilities

Total Experience: 10+ years

Expertise: Project Risk Management, Project Management, Contract Management

Interests/Hobbies: Sustainability & Risk

About: PMI-RMP & PMP certified Project Management Professional under Energy sector in Construction domain with more than 10 years experience that includes services in Power Transmission Sector and Downstream Oil & Gas sector. In my last firm I was involved in managing Renovation & Modernization (R&M) projects of substations across Gujarat, India. I was also involved in project management, risk management, contract management, planning for upcoming 66KV feeder bays & EHV Augmentation, monitoring & control of existing R&M projects valuing cumulative of $100 Million per year. Also I am involved in budget preparation and giving technical & risk management analysis on current projects. In my First firm, I was involved in bidding for cross-country EPC Oil & Gas pipeline projects where my responsibility included Project Estimation, Planning, Construction and Monitoring & Control of existing and upcoming projects valuing cumulative of $20 Million including EPC project of highest value of $12 Million.

I am Visiting Faculty at School of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar teaching Project Management to Management students (MBA).

Rajesh Kumar Barua

Rajesh Kumar Barua,

Certified Expert in Risk Management (Frankfurt), Leadership training by Sensei International, Banking Training by BIBM

Industry: Banking

Total Experience: 19 years

Expertise: Risk Management, Retail Banking, Innovation, Leadership, Stress and Time Management, Career Planning, MIS, Process Re-engineering, Team Management

Interests/Hobbies: Risk Management, Banking and Finance, Innovation, Process Re-engineering, Yoga, Meditation, Positive Living, Spirituality, Team Management

About: Rajesh is certified expert in risk management with 19 years of banking experience, working as SVP-Head of Retail Underwriting, BRAC Bank since Dec17. He worked with City Bank (7 years), HSBC (8 years) and SCB (2 years). He significantly contributed in risk management, policy development, process automation and re-engineering projects of the Banks. Rajesh received Retail Leadership Award (Mumbai, Feb17) by Asia Retail Congress, Appreciations (2014-15) from Sanjay Rishi, President, AMEX; HSBC CEO Thanks (2008), Best Innovative Idea Award (2006) from Mike Smith, Asia Pacific CEO HSBC, Live the Brand Award 2006 & Special Recognition Award 2004 from CEO HSBC. In academics, Rajesh placed 9th & 10th in Board exams, holds BBA (FIN), IUB and MBA (Accounting), University of Dhaka.

Vishal Kohli

Vishal Kohli,


Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 25 years

Expertise: Portfolio Management, Complex Program and Project Management

Interests/Hobbies: Teaching and Mentoring young professionals

About: Completed my Masters in Computer Applications from one of the most prestigious colleges of India in 1994. After which I started my job as a software engineer with Siemens. This is where I learnt SAP and completed many critical domestic projects. Imparted SAP training's to new joiners and was promoted to Technical Lead. After serving Siemens for around 4 years I joined Ernst & Young as a Senior Consultant where I successfully completed some of the world's largest and most complex ERP projects implementation across multiple geographies. From past 15 years I am working for IBM worked on various leadership roles like Head Of Presales for Europe, Portfolio Manager for World's largest Mining company. Currently leading Japan operations managing more then 150 resources and around 20 customers.

Quazi Shahidul Islam

Quazi Shahidul Islam,

BSc. Eng in EEE, MSc. Eng in Information System Security, PMP

Industry:Broadcast Engineering, Operations and IT

Total Experience: 12 years

Expertise: Project Management, Research work, Satellite Communication, Broadcast Media & IT

Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, Playing Cricket and Reading

About: I have attended my B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later, I have completed my Masters of Engineering in Information System Security from Bangladesh University of Professionals. My research work “Wave Propagation: Estimating Antenna Signal Scattering Effects Due to the Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation” (Paper id:757) has been accepted, published in IEEE xplore and presented to international IEEE conference of Asia Pacific (6th I2CT, 2021) in Pune, India.

At present I am designated as the Head, Broadcast Operations & Engineering department at DURONTO Television, country’s first ever Kids Tv and a concern of Renaissance Group. I have 12 years of total experiences in the area of IT, Broadcast, Power and RF Engineering with many different responsibilities. I started my career in Channel One and then served long 6 years for BEXIMCO Group, one of the renowned corporates in Bangladesh. As a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) I also possess a vast experience in diverse working environment in different projects and gained valuable professional and technical knowledge together with outstanding leadership and management skills.

A.F.M. Shakhawat Ullah

A.F.M. Shakhawat Ullah,

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Advanced Certificate in Business Administration(ACBA)

Industry: Telecommunications & IT

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Mobile Telecommunications/E2E Network Design/IP Networks/IT Networks/Network and Cyber Security/Project Management/Network Transformation

Interests/Hobbies: Reading books, Traveling, Gardening


  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BUET
  • ACBA (Advanced Certificate in Business Administration) -A Joint Program by Management Development Program (MDP), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) & Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  • Worked in different local and foreign multinational companies (GP, Banglalink, Huawei, Ericsson, Fiber at Home Ltd, AIUB)
  • Current Designation: Head of Core Service, IP Network & Enterprise IT Support, Network Service Management, Banglalink
  • Providing internal organization training
Ankit Saxena

Ankit Saxena,


Industry: Mining, Construction

Total Experience: 12 years

Expertise: Sales, Projects, Management

Interests/Hobbies: Learning, Teaching

About: Mining Engineer by qualification, worked in Oil & Gas and then moved to Mining.

Imtiaz khan

Imtiaz Khan,

Project Management Professional, Certified ScrumMaster

Industry: Development Consultancy

Total Experience: 13 years

Expertise: Project Management, Business Development & Marketing

Interests/Hobbies: Marketing trends, Traveling, Watching documentaries

About: My career is clustered with 13 years of experience in different sectors including INGO, MNCs & Military. Being an MBA (Executive) from IBA, DU in Marketing, I have performed the roles of Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Military officer & at present working as Project Manager. I have completed several courses & training on leadership, planning, from Bangladesh Army & has completed a Managerial Communication course from IBA, DU. Besides, the academic courses, I am a PMP & ScrumMaster. I have also the experience of working abroad in a deputation from Bangladesh Army.

Mehruba Reza

Mehruba Reza,

Certified on Digital Marketing and Digital Marketing Analytics from the university of Illinois under Coursera

Industry: Banking

Total Experience: 12 years

Expertise: Product design, business, sales, strategical, project management

Interests/Hobbies: Music, Basketball and travelling

About: I have completed my O Levels and A Levels from Maple Leaf International School core area of study being science. Later completed BBA from NSU in 2008 . Joined HSBC in 2008 and served their for 5 years and after that worked for Standard Chartered Bank and served as Associate Director Priority Banking (Band 6) and later as Senior Product Manager Islamic Banking. Currently working as VP and Head of Women Banking Segment in BRAC Bank Limited and in this role I have achieved 4 international awards from Financial Alliance for Women for the bank . The Women Banking Segment of BRAC Bank is the first ever comprehensive women banking solution introduced by any bank in the country, following our journey 7 other banks have opened this segment as the one of BRAC bank (TARA) being the trend setter.

Ramoju Parameswara Vara Prasad

Ramoju Parameswara Vara Prasad,

PMP , IEMB, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Industry: Energy/Power Sector (Renewable Energy) and Shipping

Total Experience: 28 years

Expertise: Business Development, Project Managment, Asset Management, Tendering and Contract management,Strategic Planning and Leadership

Interests/Hobbies: Reading Books,Mentoring and Home Garderning

About: Mechanical Engineer with MBA and Performance-driven Professional with 28 years of experience in diversified fields like Business development, Operations, Project Management, Asset Management, Procurement, Techno commercial, Cost Control and People Management.

Certified in PMP (Project Management Professional) credential from PMI-USA and International Executive master’s in business from University of SDA Bocconi, Milan-Italy.

Presently associated with Envision as “Country Head – Projects & Service” in Bangalore.

Veteran in managing Engineering, heavy construction & Power Projects (23 Yrs with Renewable Energy) and heavy logistic projects (5 Yrs with Shipping), has successfully completed more than 2.5 GW of various wind projects with OEM & IPP

Performed as Mentor, and guest speaker at several PM communities and conducted various technical training programs for in-house and external clients.


Gazi Jubayet Jalil,

Master of Engineering

Industry: Renewable Energy

Total Experience: 20 years

Expertise: Project Engineering and Project Management

Interests/Hobbies: Sports

About: I have more than 20 years of valuable experience and knowledge in wide-range major and expertise. My work experiences are related to Architectural and Civil Engineering Designs, Engineering and Construction Management, Piping Design and Drawings for various plants, 3D Design and Modeling (PDMS: 3D Modeling tool etc.), 3D Design support and solutions (SmartPlant 3D: 3D modeling Tool), Software application and support, Project IT and Management supports, IT Tools Training, PDS (Plant Design System: 3D Modeling Tool) Administration, CAD Group Management, Project Engineering and Project Management, Field Engineering, Procurement, Material and Warehouse Control, ISO Standard Audit exposure, Renewable Energy (Mega Solar, Onshore and Offshore wind, Biomass etc.) Project Management and Engineering etc. I also worked as my Company’s Security Trade Control (STC) Officer as well. Besides my Engineering and Technological skill, experience and background, I can communicate in Japanese, English and Bengali, which gives me a very special opportunity and exposure to work and contribute as multi-lingual and multi-cultural Engineer as well as Professional.

A T M Iqbal Chowdhury

A T M Iqbal Chowdhury,

PMP, EDGE Expert (Green Building consultancy certification of IFC, member of World Bank)

Industry: Project Management Consultancy, Sustainability Consultancy, ISO Certification Consultancy

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Project Management, Sustainability Consultancy, Business Development, ISO 9001:2015 Coordination

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, Networking

About: I have completed BBA from Independent University Bangladesh in year 2004 and MBA from Dhaka University in year 2007 both in Marketing major.

I am Project Management Professional (PMP) certified professional having over 16 years’ experience in Project, Business development and Marketing in Telecom, real estate, and Automation Sector. Also, last 3 years, I am working as a certified Sustainability Consultant of IFC (member of World Bank group). During my work life, I was engaged in many MNC’s like Robi Axiata Limited, Banglalink, Technogym etc. Currently I am working as a CEO at Umbrella PMC which is Project Management Consultancy and Sustainability Consultancy Company.

I am adept with multiple project management methodologies including Prince2, Agile, waterfall, Scrum. I have decent knowledge about Business Analytics, Risk Management, Project Scheduling and PMO Setup. I have good understanding of ISO 9001:2015 and work as a ISO coordination to implement ISO Quality management process. I am also pride myself on being a great team player with strong communication skills. I have good understanding of Business Analytics, Risk Management, Project Scheduling and PMO Setup.

Mostafizur Rahman Mamun

Mostafizur Rahman Mamun,


Industry: Telecommunication

Total Experience: 10+ years

Expertise: IT Specialist/Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Tourism

About: I'm an Engineering completed my BSc in CSE from Ahsanullah Univeristy of Science & Technology. I worked in Software company two years, seven years in Robi Axiata Limited & currently working in Nokia more than one year.


Sumit Kumar Saha,

Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified KPI Professional, Certified Energy Auditor

Industry: Energy Industry

Total Experience: 19 years

Expertise: Performance management, Project management and Energy Management

Interests/Hobbies: Playing badminton

About: Completed B.Sc Engineering in Mechanical from BUET, MBA in Finance from East West University, Served private group of company ( Navana Group) since 2002 and left in 2018 while holding Operative Director position. Since last 2 and half years, started own consulting service from proprietorship company Future Business Support Center and acting as CEO over there. Representing several international company's product in Bangladesh. Received PMP certification, KPI certification and Energy auditing certification. Performed as mentor for PMI BD chapter in the last session, engaged in developing KPI system development, PMO setup activity and energy auditing for various corporates.




Industry: Insurance

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: IT and Digital Transformation

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, travelling

About: With an educational background in IT, I have had the fortune to work in a wide range of roles ranging from hardcore application development and consulting to strategic planning, merger integration and digital transformation. During my journey from solving technology problems to solving business problems, I discovered that it's always this gap between the two which leads to failed projects. In my current role as the Chief Digital and Transformation Officer for a leading insurer, I try to balance technological advancements to stay competitive with prudent spending to deliver tangible benefits.


Hasan Khandaker,

PMP, PMI-ACP, Certified

Industry: Consulting, Energy, Power Systems, International Trade & Development

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Management Consulting, Project Consulting, Operations, Strategy, P&L oversight, Data Mining and Project Management

Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, Football, Reading and Blogging on Project Management, Agile and Startegy

About: Hasan Khandaker is a Senior Project Consultant helping European Enterprises and Start-ups, to participate in the EIC Accelerator and other investment rounds through development of strategy roadmap, market analysis, business impact and commercialization strategy. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Director at the Nordic Chamber responsible for launching its operations along with numerous outstanding projects. His career includes experience working in Fortune 500, start-up, consulting and international trade and development organization. He has also delivered training in project management and business communication.
He is an MBA from the IE Business School and a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from Brunel University, UK. The combination of his work experience, technical acumen, and management skills makes him a valued contributor.

Md Zikrul Islam

Md Zikrul Islam,

Project Management Professional (PMP) [PMI, USA], Member of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
(MCIPS), UK, FIDIC Certification from FIDIC.Org, Public-Private-Partnership from APMG,UK, Diploma in European Public Procurement, National Procurement Trainer Bangladesh, Trainer of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS), UK, Masters in Procurement & Supply Management, BRACU, Master of Engineering in Advanced Engineering Management, BUET, B.Sc. Engineering (Civil), BUET, Monitoring and Evaluation Certification, ITC-ILO, Italy, e-GP trainer, Life Fellow Member of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh

Industry: Physical Infrastructure (Road, Bridge & Building etc), Education, Procurement, Water bodies, IT, MIS, HRM, Finance

Total Experience: 25 years

Expertise: 25(Twenty five) years experienced in Project Management that include Procurement & Contract Management and Logistic Planning & Development in National and International context.

Interests/Hobbies: Travelling

About: More than 10 years experience in training related to Project Management that include Procurement & Contract Management and Logistic Planning & Development in National and International context. I am a National procurement trainer, e-GP Trainer, CIPS & PMP Trainer as well as faculty member of BRAC University. Vast experience in project management and procurement of Goods from international. Procurement trainer in Public & Private Sector. An exceptional leader, able to develop and motivate others to achieve targets; can demonstrate a strong ability to manage projects form conception through successful completion. A proactive professional having logical approach to challenges, performing effectively within highly pressurized working environments.

I am now working at Roads & Highways Department as Superintending Engineer.

A.N.M. Shibly Sadique

A.N.M. Shibly Sadique,


Industry: Telecom

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Management

Interests/Hobbies: Book Reading

About: I have been graduated from BUET in EEE on 2004. My first employer was Robi, then Aktel, and worked there in Planning Department and Enterprise Program Management Office, for total 7 and half years. Then I have joined Bantel, an ICX operator and working here for almost 9 years. I have joined here as there Chief Technology Officer. I am also working as Chief Operating Officer of Avis Technologies Limited, a software company of same management. I am a certified PMP. I have garnered lots of training over this 16 years of period and as a trainer I trained in few companies. I have knack on history, religion, philosophy and I used to read books in my leisure time. I am a married person and have two children.

Md. Rashedul Islam Siddiquey

Md.Rashedul Islam Siddiquey,

PMP | CEH | ISMS ISO 27001 | CCNP Security | CCNP Enterprise

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: IT Project Management , Cyber Security.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading & travelling


Graduate Studies: M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering.
Institution : Dhaka International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh .

Undergraduate Studies: B.Sc in Computer Science.
Institution :University of Madras, Chennai, India .

Higher Secondary Certificate [Science Division]
Institution: Board of Intermediate and

Secondary Education, Rajshahi Board .
Secondary School Certificate [Science Division]
Institution: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rajshahi Board.


Syed Ishteaque Ahmed,


Industry: Information Technology and Services

Total Experience: 20+ years

Expertise: I&IT Project Management, Data Analytics and Processing, Knowledge Management

Interests/Hobbies: Cricket, Enjoying the Beach, Fantasy Thrillers (TV/Movies), Nature Appreciation, DIY (Aquascaping and Landscaping), Interior Designing, Software Application Development

About:I have completed GCE O' & A' Level from Maple Leaf Intl' School; Bachelors and Master’s on Computer Science from American Intl' University – Bangladesh (AIUB); post-graduate diploma from George Brown College; project management and agile project management certifications from University of Toronto.
Currently, I am the Senior Advisor and Technical Project Lead at the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario. Prior to this, I served as an IT project management and business systems analysis consultant. I also served as the Assistant Professor at the computer science department of AIUB for 9 years. My 20+ years experience includes working at software industries, schools and universities, fin-tech, and international gov't organization.
My journey with PMI officially started from 2017 and I am currently the Director of eServices Portfolio for the PMI Toronto Chapter's GTIS Branch, as well as, the webmaster of PMI Bangladesh Chapter.

Ashfakul Islam

Ashfakul Islam,

PMP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, CEH

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 23 years

Expertise: IT Project Management

Interests/Hobbies: Sports


B.Sc in Computer Science & Engineering, MBA (Finance), Current Employment: Sr. e-GP Advisor, CPTU, IMED, Ministry of Planning.