Executive Committee

 

 

Saima Wazed Hossain is a Specialist in School Psychology, nationally certified in the United States. A graduate from Barry University in Florida, she is an expert on neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health and an accomplished speaker whose efforts has led to international awareness, policy and program changes, and the adoption of three international resolutions at the United Nations and World Health Organization. She is currently the Chairperson of the Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders as well as a Member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. Recently, she has been chosen as WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in the South East Asia Region prior to which she was WHO’s regional champion for autism in South Asia. She is also the chairperson of her own NGO – Shuchona Foundation – a not-for-profit advocacy, research and capacity-building organization based in Dhaka. She is the daughter of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and the mother of three daughters and one son.

Saima Wazed Hossain

Chairperson

Professor of ENT

Former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

 

Dr. Pran Gopal Datta

Vice Chairperson

   

Consultant of neurology

Managing Director of the Neurology Foundation, Dhaka

Training Coordinator at the Institute of Pediatric Neurodisorder & Autism at BSMMU, Dhaka

Rapporteur of the National Steering Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Bangladesh

 

Dr. Muzharul Mannan

Executive Member

   

Managing Director of KJS Enterprises Ltd.

 

Saifullah Abdullah Solenkhi

Executive Member

  Dr. Ruhal Haque is a politician and the former Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He is a Member of Parliament of the Jatiyo Sangsad of Bangladesh, representing the district of Satkhira. He was made the president Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad, a doctors association, by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

 

Dr. A. F. M. Ruhal Haque, MP

Executive Member

   
  Nazmul Hassan Papon is a Member of Parliament of the Jatiyo Sangsad of Bangladesh, representing the district of Kishoreganj. He is also the President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, a successful businessman and active philanthropist.

Nazmul Hassan Papon, MP

Executive Member

   
  Ajmalul Hossain is the Senior Partner at A Hossain & Associates, a prestigious international law firm based in Dhaka. He is the only Queen’s Counsel for England & Wales of Bangladeshi origin and a senior advocate of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

 

Ajmalul Hossain, QC

Executive Member

   
  Shirin Munir is an expert on special education for persons with disabilities. She is currently lecturing part-time in the Department of Education & Counseling Psychology at the University of Dhaka.

 

Shirin Zaman Munir

Executive Member

 
 Muhammad Shamsuzzaman is an associate professor of government and politics at the Asian University of Bangladesh. He is also a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder.

 

Muhammad Shamsuzzaman

Executive Member

Dr. Mehraj Jahan

Executive Member

   Zain Bari Rizvi’s work experience covers both the development filed and private sector in Bangladesh and the USA. A passionate advocate of raising awareness about Autism in Bangladesh, she took over the role of Treasurer at Shuchona Foundation’s Executive Committee utilizing her academic credentials and expertise in the financial sector.
 Zain Bari Rizvi

Treasurer