Mentors – Year 2023

Vishal Kohli

Vishal Kohli

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 26 years

Expertise: Program Management, IT Infrastructure Management, SAP.

Interests/Hobbies: Watching movies, Listening to music.

About: I bring on board 25 years of global experience having extensive knowledge on developing and implementing strategic plans for improving business efficiency, reduce operational costs and improve user experience. I have lived and worked in different parts of the world with leading companies like viz. Ernst and Young Consulting, Siemens, Carrier Aircon, Keane, IBM. Had the opportunity to work across the globe in countries namely, France, Germany, US, UK, Nordics & across APAC especially on leadership roles. I am Technology Evangelist with rich, versatile experience in ERP, Compliance, Infrastructure Management, Data Privacy, Risk Management.


Md Shariful Alam Malik

Md Shariful Alam Malik, PMP, PRININCE2 Practitioner

Industry: Civil Engineering

Total Experience: 25 years

Expertise: Project Planning, Project Development, Project Delivery, Transportation Engineering.

Interests/Hobbies: Community Involvement.

About: I am currently working as a Project Manager for major projects in Local Government, conducting a PhD in Integrated transport planning and an MBA in executive and leadership. Worked for different countries for project
services (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Botswana, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Fiji and Australia).


Md. Sukur Ali

Md. Sukur Ali, PMP

Industry: Government Service

Total Experience: 20 years

Expertise: Project Management.

Interests/Hobbies: Gardening.

About: I am a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration cadre) with versatile knowledge and experience. My academic background is basically graduation and post-graduation in agriculture. I have also done MBA with specialization in finance and human resource management. I have undergone lot of training programs on policy making including public procurement and project management. I have more than 10 years of direct work experience in project management specially actively involved in designing, approving, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of public sector projects and programs. I had been working as project manager (Deputy Project Director and Project Director) for 3 years. Presently I am working as Director General (DG) at IMED under Ministry of Planning. As DG my main responsibilities are building a team for monitoring and evaluation of public sector projects, visiting the projects and making recommendations to the implementing ministries and agencies, hiring consultants for in-depth and impact study of projects, acting as chief coordinator of independent verification units. I prefer working as mentor for the team members and the project managers (Project Director).


Depesh Banik

Depesh Banik, CPLM

Industry: IT and ITES

Total Experience: 11 years

Expertise: Project Management I IT l MIS l ERP l Supply Chain l Logistics l Startups l Mentor l Trainer.

Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, Playing Chess and Sudoku, Reading and Writing.

About: Experienced Business Development and IT Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in IT Sales, ERP Implementation, Management, Business Development, Organizational Development, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Project Coordination, Project Planning, Project Risk Analysis, and Supply Chain & Logistics Management. Strong business development and project management professional with a Double Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in System & Marketing Management from Bangalore University and Management Information Systems from the University of Dhaka. Certified professionals in Logistics Management from ISCEA, USA.


Muhammad Enamul Huq

Muhammad Enamul Huq, PMP

Industry: Information Technology (IT)

Total Experience: 19+ years


  • Preparing & executing project management plan and managing projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost.
  • Collecting requirements and preparing software requirement specifications, UML & other necessary diagrams for large projects.
  • Writing Test plans including UAT plan, Test matrix, Test cases, developing and maintaining Test scripts, and Test Scenarios.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Project, JIRA, Microsoft Visio, Figma, etc.
  • Expertise in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Model -CMMI-DEV v1.3.

Interests/Hobbies: Traveling.

About: Over the last 19 years, I worked as a Project Manager, System Analyst, Software Engineering Process Group member (SEPG), Appraisal Team Member (ATM), Software Trainer and Software Quality Assurance Engineer.

I am an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or situation that I am presented with.


Mohammad Zakir Hossain

Mohammad Zakir Hossain,

PMP®, OCE, OCS, OCP, OCA, ITIL®Foundation

Industry: Banking & IT

Total Experience: 16+ years

Expertise: CBS Transformation, Database Management, Oracle Technology.

Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, Traveling, Learning, Mentoring.

About: Over 16 years of IT experience in Enterprise Database & Application Architecture, Data Architecture, Data Integration and Data Modeling, Core Banking System Transformation, Enterprise Database & Application Management, Designed & Implemented several large projects utilizing a variety of methodologies, and technology design approaches providing a full range of enterprise services and solutions for relational, non-relational and multi-dimensional platforms. Proficient in Digitization & Process Management with Servant Leadership Approach.
Technical Expert (Apps DBA) of “Oracle FLEXCUBE UBS”, “TCS BaNCS” Global Banking System, TranzWare. IT Scholar, Oracle DBA Trainer since 2008, Champion of the PMI South Asia Champion Program.


Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Hasan

Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Hasan,

PMP, World Bank certification on Climate Change

Industry: Government Sector

Total Experience: 18 years

Expertise: Quality Management, Material Approval, Problem Solving, Quality training, Material test, Procurement Management.

Interests/Hobbies: Writing.

About: Post graduate Civil Engineer, Working in public sector. Presently involved with Quality assurance in biggest Engineering department of Bangladesh. Monitoring quality of Construction material like Cement and Bitumen. Quality awareness training conducted is also a job.

Engaged with Climate related department of LGED (Crilic) for preparation of future TOR of CIA (Climate Impact assessment). Have high impact international publication on construction wetland.


Tirthajit Roy

Tirthajit Roy, PMP, CSCM, Prince2 (F)

Industry: Local Government Engineering Department

Total Experience: 29 years

Expertise: Procurement, Project Management & IT.

Interests/Hobbies: To know unknowns.


  1. I value positive people in my life.
  2. I am very passionate about my dreams and travelling.
  3. Sometimes I feel like an alien who is lonely and depressed. I hate getting attention from people.
  4. I love what I do and do what I love.
  5. I speak less and listen more.
  6. I prefer simplicity more than stylish looks.
  7. I prefer shopping alone.


Md. Amran Hasan Dipu

Md. Amran Hasan Dipu,

Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI/ GTS Project Management Professional Ability Enhancement, Huawei University

Industry: Telecom

Total Experience: 14+ years

Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Process & people Management, Communication Management, Organizational & Cultural Transformation.

Interests/Hobbies: Roaming around the world, Networking etc.

About:Experienced project manager with over 14 years in the telecom industry. Track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Skilled in managing cross-functional teams, building strong relationships with stakeholders, and ensuring operational excellence. Deep understanding of telecom standards, regulations, and vendor management. Strong leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. Passionate about leveraging technology for innovation and improving telecom services.



Hasan Khandaker

Hasan Khandaker, PMP, PMI-ACP

Industry: Management Consulting, International Trade & Development

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: Project Management, Agile, Strategy, Business Modelling, Business Transformation.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading books, Travelling.

About: Hasan Khandaker is a Management Consultant helping large Corporates, Start-ups, and SMEs with development of strategy roadmap, market analysis, business impact and commercialization strategy. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Director at a Chamber of Commerce responsible for launching its operations, augmenting its visibility along with numerous outstanding projects. His career includes experience working in Fortune 500, start-up, and non-profit organizations.
He is an MBA from IE Business School and a graduate in Manufacturing Engineering from Brunel University in the UK.


Fahima Khanam

Fahima Khanam,


Industry: IT Enable Services

Total Experience: 22 years

Expertise: Cyber Security.

Interests/Hobbies: Travelling.

About: Presently working as IT Governance & Compliance Controller at BRAC IT Service Ltd. & have 20+ years' experience including Process, policy Development and Implemented Cyber Security, Access governance, Risk management, Secure Software development lifecycle, Business Continuity Management, Security Awareness training, IT Infrastructure, Data Center, MIS, Networking, Server Management, Change management & IT system Development Arena, Implemented different tools & techniques, Planned, Designed, Initiated & implemented CMMI Model, Security Management program & Audit.


SM Nazmul Hasan

S M Nazmul Hasan, PMP

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 15+ years

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Career Plan & Development, Information Technology.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Travelling.

About: I launched my career as a Software Engineer in 2007, right after graduating in Computer Science and Engineering from CUET. From 2011 to 2015, I explored entrepreneurship through various partnerships. In 2015, I founded Kolpolok Limited, a thriving Software Development company with a team of 50. My educational journey includes completing the ACMP from IBA, Dhaka University in 2020 and the CXO Strategy Conclave in 2021. I also earned the PMP certification in 2021. Looking ahead, I'm focused on becoming a Cyber Security Specialist, building upon my diverse background in software, business, and project management. Excited about the future, I'm dedicated to making impactful contributions to the tech and security landscapes.


Muhammad Amirul Ahsan

Muhammad Amirul Ahsan, PMP

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 18+ years

Expertise: Telecom, Solutions Architect, Information Technology, Management Consultant, Project Management, Business Strategy.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Travelling, Music, Movie.

About: Highly accomplished ICT and Telecom leader with 18+ years of experience. Excels in project management, network infrastructure, software development, and IT operations. His expertise lies in data-driven business analysis to align technical intricacies with strategic goals. Committed to innovation, vendor partnerships, and servant leadership for operational excellence. BSC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from BUET, MBA from DU & PMP® certified, and possess a wide range of skills including project management, business development, cloud computing, and business analysis. Muhammad has held key positions at organizations like Nokia, Ericsson, Robi, and Bangla Trac Group, consistently delivering successful project outcomes and promoting innovation. Also work as an individual business consultant.


Syed Ishteaque Ahmed

Syed Ishteaque Ahmed,


Industry: IT, Data Analysis, Government

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: IT Project Management.

Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, Aquascaping, Learning.

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. Alongside, I teach project management courses at Lambton College and Algoma University, Ontario, Canada. I am also one of the founders of Gossip Data (, a social media-based data analytics platform. Prior to this, I served as an IT project management and business systems analysis consultant in Bangladesh. I also served as the Assistant Professor at the computer science department of AIUB for 9 years. My total experience includes working at software industries, schools and universities, fin-tech, and international gov't organizations.
My journey with PMI officially started from 2017 and I have served as the Director of e-Services Portfolio for the PMI Toronto Chapter's GTIS Branch, as well as the webmaster of PMI Bangladesh Chapter.


Saad Aadnan Kabir

Saad Aadnan Kabir,


About: Saad Aadnan Kabir has an excellent background of working in several renowned companies in the construction, furniture, food & beverage, textile, packaging, cement, shipping, polymer, lighting & electrical accessories sectors. Currently, he is working as Senior Assistant Vice President of Bay Developments, the pioneer real estate company in the country.
Mr. Kabir has an excellent track record in managing operations, projects, and processes in a diverse culture. His core competencies include procurement, supplier development program, Demand-supply planning, warehouse & distribution management, Reverse logistics, Crisis Management, ERP (SAP) implementation, Customer satisfaction management, new business development, etc. Before joining Bay, Mr. Kabir worked for Otobi, Dekko-Isho, M. M. Ispahani Limited, Madina Group, Super Star Group (SSG), and Meghna Group of Industries (Fresh).
He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) accredited by APICS, USA; Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) accredited by ISCEA, USA and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing & Brand Management (PGD-MBM) from IQN, UK. He did his BBA & MBA in International Management from the University of Chittagong.
He is an executive committee member of the Bangladesh Supply Chain Management Society (BSCMS), an international member of the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), USA, and also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He has a true passion for learning, development, and people management. He has attended several international conferences, seminars, training, and workshops in leadership, negotiation, LC management, project management, salesmanship, business process automation, supply chain management, and operations.


Mahbubur Rahman

Mahbubur Rahaman, PMP

Industry: Public Service/Research/Engineering

Total Experience:19 years

Expertise: Program Management, Research Management, Leadership, Community Development.

Interests/Hobbies: Volunteering, Travelling, Reading, Cricket, Debate.

About: Mahbubur Rahaman is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been living in Halifax, Nova Scotia for last ten years. Mahbubur Rahaman is the Current Vice President (Programs) in PMI Nova Scotia, Canada Chapter. Mahbubur Rahaman has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and MASc of Civil Engineering and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Dalhousie University, Canada. He obtained his PMP in 2018 and is now working as Project Manager in Department of Community Service, Government of Nova Scotia. He has nineteen years of combined working experience as Project Manager in Public service, Research & Engineering sector, as Civil Engineer and Teaching in Universities. He is happy to call Halifax his new home where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Mahbubur Rahaman is an active community leader and volunteer in Canada. Mahbubur’s leadership and community engagement was recognized through multiple awards including Top 25 Immigrant of the Maritimes 2018, Province of Nova Scotia Volunteer Award 2017, Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Awards 2017, Dalhousie Board of Governors Award 2015.


Md Ilias Kansan

Md Ilias Kansan, PMP, ISO 9001

Industry: Construction

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: QA/QC, Material, team management.

Interests/Hobbies: Watching movie & playing chess.


Tanveer Mohammad Noman

Tanveer Mohammad Noman, PMP, RHCSA

Industry: Information Technology

Total Experience: 18 years

Expertise: Software Architectures and Project Management.

Interests/Hobbies: Watching movies, Cycling.

About: I am a results-driven Leader with over 18 years of experience in the SaaS, Tech, and Software industries. Throughout my career, I have successfully led teams and managed projects, consistently delivering exceptional results within budget and on schedule.