Mentors – Year 2022

Mahbubur Rahman

Mahbubur Rahman,


Industry: Public Service/Research/Engineering

Total Experience: 18 years

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

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

About: Mahbubur Rahman is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been living in Halifax, Nova Scotia for last ten years. Mahbubur Rahman is the Current Vice President (Programs) in PMI Nova Scotia, Canada Chapter. Mahbubur Rahman 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. He obtained his PMP in 2018 and now working as Project Manager in Department of Community Service , Government of Nova Scotia. He has eighteen 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 children. Mahbubur Rahman 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 Faizul Alam

Md Faizul Alam,


Industry:  Utilities

Total Experience: 14 years

Expertise:  Project Management, Power Generation, Service Integration, Operations & Maintenance, Energy Audit.

Interests/Hobbies:  Playing cricket & table tennis, and wandering about with family.

About: PMP certified project manager with more than 14 years of exposure in both management & operational level, specialized with a demonstrated history of
working in different electrical power industries in Bangladesh, presently leading power plant service and EPC business.

Skilled in power generation, project management, energy and quality audit, customer relationship management and business development; participated in different technical, project management & standardization courses at home and abroad.

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Mohamad Rizwanul Haque Khan

Mohamad Rizwanul Haque Khan,


Industry: International NGO

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder engagement, Resource mobilization, Capacity building, skills training, soft skills, employability skills, Research, Survey, M&E, Advocacy, Networking, youth empowerment, etc

Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, hanging out, make friends

About: I am a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by Project Management Institution (PMI), USA,, with the credential number of 3161478. Project Management is my passion and dream. I have been an active member at PMI and Bangladesh Chapter since 2019. In my 17 years of career I have gathered experience in I have been working on project management, programme development, implementation, partnership management, resource mobilization, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, emergency response, M&E and research work with different national and international organizations in Livelihood, TVET, Non-formal education, Youth & Women Empowerment, Youth Development, Private Sector Engagement, Community Mobilization, Lifelong learning, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise Development (SED), WASH and Health. In serving different key roles throughout my career I had the privilege to closely work with government agencies, policy makers, civil society organizations (CSOs), political parties, business communities, employer’s association, national alliances, grassroots federations, and networks for changing and adopting policies at national and local level on different issues.

In line with my experiences in development sectors I studied Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) majoring Governance and Public Policy (GPP), Law (LL.B), Post-Graduation Diploma in Project Management Professional (PGDPMP) besides my first graduation and post-graduation in Anthropology.


Md Ilias Kansan,



Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise: Resource management, problem solve, Quality Assurance & Quality control, Material approval, Quality Audit, Quality training, Mix Design, material test

Interests/Hobbies: Watching movies, Reading Technical write up and badminton

About: I have experience in Construction, Supervision, Materials, Inspection, and Quality control & assurance in different sectors, which has allowed me to acquire knowledge and different strategies for the implementation of materials test plan (MTP), Project quality plan (PQP), and management systems in different areas such as Infrastructure and high raise building.

Working with construction and raw materials, Materials selection & testing (codes ASTM, BS, BNBC & project specifications, QATAR & Oman specification) in project lab & independent body, reports, visiting project sites & factories, meeting with stakeholders, and preparing ITP, supervision, site issues & problem solves Inspection, Audit, monitoring daily activities, and reviewing the documents (MS, MAS, test repots, letter, mix design, NCR, FCR, RFI etc.) batching plant, in respect to the quality, improving projects quality.

Monitoring quality, day to day Supervision, updated daily about Method statement, WIR, material and sample submittals for the structural, Civil & Architectural activities  and  inspection of materials & executed work ,  Review & Prepare  of  method  statements & Submittals, monthly progress report,  Quality  awareness meeting & Training,  quality  reports, Quality  audit, Quality  management  plan  with  a  flair  for  adopting  modern construction  methodologies  and  complying  with  quality  standards  as  well  as  customer satisfaction, Maintaining  company  IMS  manual,  ISO  certifications,  attending  &  conducting  external  & internal  audit & training, design, procurement of resources, Resources  management,  takeoff  quantity  from  structural  &  Architectural drawings,  tender  submission  for  technical  part,  Payment  certificate, coordinating and monitoring of the structural, Civil works & review PMC comments on shop drawings,

During my professional career, I have contributed to the companies in which I have worked, in many aspects of management reporting at the highest level: advising management, and giving support to Materials & Quality areas. I have had the opportunity to prepared and implement PQP at project level

Major Projects Worked in:

NDIA Project CP – 18; project cost: USD 4 billion (approx.), NDIA Project CP – 51; project cost: USD 26.37 Million, Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project Contract No. CP-03: Civil works of Elevated Stations and Viaducts between Uttara North and Pallabi and Contract No. CP-04: Civil works of Elevated Stations and Viaducts between Pallabi to Agargaon, Bangladesh. Project cost nearly USD 430.77 Million, Construction of New 132/33 kV Grid Stations at Sinaw and Samad with associated 132 kV overhead transmission lines Project Cost: USD 55.82 Million

Touhid Ibn Akram

Touhid Ibn Akram,


Industry: Government Sector & Construction

Total Experience: 14 years

Expertise: Construction & Procurement Management

Interests/Hobbies: Watching Movie, Play Game

About: I am in the engineering profession having more than 14years of experience in procurement management process tendering and proposals (both in the Offline and e-procurement system) mostly in the donor funded project especially funded by the World Bank. Additionally I have experience in the project management process and Traffic Management systems.

I have prepared of bidding documents as per The World Bank Procurement Guideline for Works, Service & Goods, Prepare Procurement plan as per approved DPP, report on procurement preparation, Preparation Annual Development plan as per GOB/WB format and assist in preparing Implementation Completion Result Reports (ICR) of donor funded project etc.

During my experience period I have been trained in the field of civil engineering from home and abroad.


 Hasan Khandaker,


Industry: Consulting, Innovation, International Trade & Development

Total Experience: 17 years

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

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, books

About:  Hasan Khandaker is an Innovation Consultant and Project Coordinator helping European Companies, Start-ups, and SMEs to securing funding through development of strategy roadmap, market analysis, business impact, commercialization and go-to-market 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. He is also PMP and PMI-ACP certified.

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.

Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Hasan

Mohammed Aktaruzzaman Hasan

Industry: Engineering

Total Experience: 17 years

Expertise: Civil Engineer Specializing in the Urban Environmental Management

Interests/Hobbies:  Reading

About: Graduate civil engineer (Post Graduation in Environment Management) with more than fifteen years of experience in the management of different development projects of the Local Government Engineering Department; a public Entity of Bangladesh. PMP Certified.

Excellent command of standard engineering practices for Road Construction, Building Construction, Dam Construction and River Training works. Having technical know how on Waste Management and Climate Change (Publication on Research Gate).

Good Communication skill in English. Having Valid IELTS Score

Good Command in Civil Engineering Software like STADD and QGIS

Having experience in work with international Organization like World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNOPS, TIB. With LGED

Mohammad Zakir Hossain

Mohammad Zakir Hossain,


Industry:  Banking

Total Experience: 16 years

Expertise:  Database, Oracle Technology, CBS Transformation, DevOps, Project Management

Interests/Hobbies:  Teaching, Gardening

About: Mr. Mohammad Zakir Hossain has more than 16 years of extensive hands-on experiences in the area of Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware technologies in various enterprise industries. He also an Oracle University approved DBA Trainer and has been conducting training since 2008. He has implemented “Oracle 19c RAC & ADG” for the Jamuna Bank Limited which is first-ever in the banking industry of Bangladesh. He is a technical expert of transformation of core banking system (FLEXCUBE UBS, TCS BaNCS Global Banking).

He is an IT Scholar and has achieved more than 20 certifications (OCE, OCS, and OCP) on Oracle Database Technology, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Application Development. He is PMI PMP Certified and volunteering for the “PMI BD Chapter” and “PMI South Asia Champion Program”.


Muhammad Enamul Huq

Muhammad Enamul Huq,


Industry:  Information Technology (IT)

Total Experience: 18+ 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 18 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.

Mahbub A Alam

Mahbub A Alam,


Industry:  Banking, Information & Communication Technology

Total Experience: 25 years

Expertise:  Core Banking System (CBS) design, development & management.

Interests/Hobbies: Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), Digital Transformations.

About: Creating and implementing an organization's overall digital strategy. Converting traditional "Analog" businesses to digital ones and responsible for the adaption of new and world standard digital technologies across the entire business.

25 years extensive experienced in development & management of Core Banking System.

(1997-2003) System Analyst at BEXIMCO Computers Ltd,

(2003- Present) Chief Digital Officer at Bank Asia Ltd,

Education: Graduated in Physics from Aligarh Muslim University, India, Master in Information Technology from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Software Engineering & System Mgmt from National Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi.

Certified in PMP (Project Management Professional from PMI-USA.

Mohammad Ashraf Haque

Mohammad Ashraf Haque,


Industry:  Management Consulting, Consumer goods, Telco

Total Experience: 28 years

Expertise:  Brand Management, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Human Resources, Project Management, and Business Development

Interests/Hobbies: Reading Books, Helping People, and Traveling

About: Education: MBA from IBA of DU, M.COM in Finance from DU, Post graduate in Project Management from Humber Collage (Ontario, Canada). Executive Development program at Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.

Experience:  Started career at ACI before moving to Grameen Phone. Build JnJ business in Bangladesh. Business head was at James Finlay. Vice president at Kohinoor Chemical. Worked in Dubai as a Sales Manager before moving to Toronto.  In Canada worked at OLGas Corporate Project Governance Officer. Also worked in Bell Canada and Rogers.

Presently perusing own consulting firm  ADE Management Consulting. Blessed with a daughter.

Md Shariful Alam Malik

Md Shariful Alam Malik,


Industry:  Civil Engineering

Total Experience: 23 years

Expertise:  Strategic and Operation Management, Organisational Change and Transformation

Interests/Hobbies:  Learn from Experience

About: Proficiency: Postgraduate, Fellow, Chartered, International Professional Engineer (Aust), Subject Matter Expert (SME): Transportation and Infrastructure planning, design, review, audit, and commissioning, Project Management: I have worked as a Major Projects PM for the last 10 years in the Australian Local Government. I am experienced in Mega Projects development and delivery. I have experience in a couple of countries with short, and long-term spells: Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Australia, Fiji, Myanmar, India, and Botswana. I am the author of several academic articles.


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.