Mentors – Current

ABM MOFAKHKHARUL ISLAM

NAME: A B M MOFAKHKHARUL ISLAM

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP

INDUSTRY: OIL & GAS

EXPERTISE: PM/COST ENGINEERING

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: PLAYING CRICKET

I graduated from Department of Civil Engineering, KUET in 2005. I started my career journey as Site Engineer by supervising the Building Construction and progressed through different positions at different organizations in different industries. Throughout my 15 years career, I always try to gather knowledge on Project Management and concentrate on different wings of it, like Construction Management, Resource Management, Cost Engineering etc. With all my experiences, now I am holding a position of CEPS Lead in Chevron Bangladesh. I don’t have formal training experience as Instructor/Trainer, but I have experiences to mentor Colleagues & Direct Reports at my current organization.

Listen, before you talk. To be a good leader, as well as a decision maker, we need to offer others to talk first and make their view visible. Passionate listening allows us to analyze any situation from many alternatives and help us to make best decision. The behavior also assists us to avoid personal bias and makes ourselves transparent to others. Always be open, transparent and empower others to grow as a Resilient Leader.


ASHFAKUL ISLAM

NAME: ASHFAKUL ISLAM

CERTIFICATIONS: MBA (Finance), PMP, ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), OCP DBA 10g, MCSE, Caspio Certified Developer

INDUSTRY: Public Procurement at CPTU, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

EXPERTISE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: SPORTS

Ashfakul Islam is currently serving as National consultant for the only National web portal www.eprocure.gov.bd for public procurement that facilitates end to end operations of electronic tendering to Contract management system. His key responsibility includes operations and maintenance of the web portal www.eprocure.gov.bd and ensuring new development, enhancement and deployment of the system in staging, training and production server.

He has completed his BSc from Birla institute of Technology, India and further pursued MBA from DU in 2007.


HASAN KHANDAKER

NAME: HASAN KHANDAKER

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP, PMI-ACP

INDUSTRY: CONSULTING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE & DEVELOPMENT, NON-PROFIT

EXPERTISE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, AGILE, STRATEGY, BUSINESS MODELLING, BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: N/A

Hasan Khandaker is an Innovation Consultant helping European Companies, Start-ups, and SMEs to participate in the EIC Accelerator Program 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, and non-profit organization.
He is an MBA from IE Business School and a graduate in Manufacturing Engineering from Brunel University in UK. The combination of his work experience, technical acumen and management skills makes him a valued contributor.


NOUR ALSOORI

NAME: NOUR ALSOORI

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP

INDUSTRY: DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION

EXPERTISE: ARCHITECTURE

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: READING AND PLANNING

Nour is a PMP Certified professional, with a master’s degree of Architecture-Heritage Renovation, and studying towards an MBA. She is currently working as a Senior Project Manager at City of Toronto Municipality, managing a couple of Subways Expansion Projects. She has experience in a vast construction and design portfolio, including residential, commercial, institutional, healthcare and transportation. Nour worked in various locations, such as Damascus, Dubai and Toronto, where she enjoyed cultural diversity and built a global perspective to project management.
Nour is passionate about helping others, especially young professionals, discover their true potentials and believe in their capabilities. She takes pride in assisting them in planning their career path and build their skills further. Her true aim is to empower female project managers to lead teams and projects successfully and conquer the man-lead construction sector. Being a mentee at the past herself, she learned the importance of mentorship and hence, implemented the outcomes of her experience to tailor a specific approach to mentoring that focus on the human aspect and provide the mentee with the ability and tools to lead his mentorship journey.
“ A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” Eleanor Roosevelt


RPV PRASAD

NAME: R P V PRASAD

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP & IEMB-B

INDUSTRY: POWER (Renewable Energy) & SHIPPING

EXPERTISE: 27 YEARS (22 YEARS IN POWER & 5 YEARS IN SHIPPING)

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: READING BOOKS, TRAINING, VOLUNTEERING & GARDENING

Mechanical Engineer with MBA and Performance-driven Professional with 27 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”.
Veteran in managing Engineering, heavy construction & Power Projects (Renewable Energy) and heavy logistic projects (Shipping), has successfully completed more than 2.5 GW of various wind projects with OEM & IPP

Passion about “project Management “and successfully completed various complex projects across India for different clients and successfully executed international projects in Australia, Germany and Portugal

Mange and leading technical teams, undertake technical due diligence which include technology transfers, contract negotiation and reviews, statistical analysis, risk management, monitoring of windfarm performance and P & L.

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

Core organizing committee member and technical paper reviewer for 4th Project Management National conference held at Chennai in Sep2012.

An enterprising leader with skills in leading personnel towards accomplishment of common goals.

“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep”
- APJ Abdul Kalam


SOUMITA BHATTACHARYA

NAME: SOUMITA BHATTACHARYA

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP, PROFESSIONAL SCRUM MASTER

INDUSTRY:

  • Current – Insurance
  • Overall 15+ years of experience in Transformation & Project Management in IT across multiple sectors including Telecom, Retail, Education and Financial Services

EXPERTISE:

  • Program Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • People Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Merger Integration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Agile Transformation

 

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES:

  • Esoteric taste in reading, all-time favorites being classics (cliché as it may sound). I’ve spent many a weekend in the alleys of London with Dickens, in the verdant countryside with Jane Austen and amidst a menagerie of fantastic animals with Gerald Durrell. Lately, my interest is piqued by historical fiction, having discovered the life and times of the Mughals with Indu Sundaresan and ostensibly the first documented detective in medieval Paris in The Blood Royal.
  • I absolutely adore dogs – they’re an ever loving and forgiving family and friend for life, the most adorable stress busters.

 

In my roles as Head of PMO and COO with a leading Insurer in Indonesia, I have coached my teams to establish a culture of continuous improvement and learning. I established an Agile Transformation roadmap and a forum to establish, share and standardize project management best practices. I am a firm believer in hands on learning, and trained my team on Design Thinking and Strategic Planning process through real practice & coaching. This enabled to transform not only my team, but the organization’s overall approach to projects.

An IT graduate from Delhi University, having worked with clients and colleagues across India, the UK, North America and ASEAN across sectors and functions, I can safely say that adaptability and willingness to learn are integral qualities of a successful individual and organization.

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime. My experiences have taught me this is the most sustainable form of leadership; borrowing from my organization’s purpose in other words – “Empowering People to lead a better life”.


SUMIT KUMAR SAHA

NAME: ENGR. SUMIT KUMAR SAHA

CERTIFICATIONS: PMP, CERTIFIED KPI PROFESSIONAL

INDUSTRY: ENERGY & POWER, CONSULTING TRAINING

EXPERTISE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, ENERGY MANAGEMENT

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: READING, PLAYING BADMINTON AND VISITING NW PLACES

Mr. Saha completed B.Sc Engineering (Mechanical) from BUET and a MBA major in Finance. He is a Fellow member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh ( IEB) since 2010. He started job career in the year 2002 with Navana Group as project engineer and holds different position and served the company till 2018 as Operative Director. In this long tenure of 17 years, he has lead a team of over 1000 people to initiate numerous projects on industries like CNG ( Compressed Natural Gas), LPG ( Liquified Petroleum Gas) import/bottling/ distribution and welding electrode manufacturing /distribution and finally direct the business operation up to the level of end customers.
He is currently running a company “Future Business Support Center (FBSC)” in the rank of CEO and representing some reputed brands ( Unikey - Turkey , Ravasini, Italy, PAM Systems, India) as an entrepreneur since 2019. He has substantial experience with consulting /training with few organizations ( i.e. Shameem Engineering , Anontex Group – Zaman Spinning ltd, Artisan Craft BD ltd ) who wanted to improve energy and other project management performance as well as with individuals who were looking for PMP certification.
He believes in the theory Y of McGregor is to lead while ensuring that people enjoy the creativity of their task and the potential to contribute to the decision-making process in their work arena.