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Research Unit OF FPD

 

Muhammad Ariful Islam

Research Coordinator, Forum for Physical Development

Muhammad Ariful Islam is an Urban Planner. He is former student of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET. Presently he is working as Assistant General Manager in Research and compliance Department in Sheltech (Pvt.) Ltd. He was the Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP). His Field of Interest is Housing.

Jyoti Bikash Das

                                    Research Associate, Forum for Physical Development

Jyoti Bikash Das is an Urban Planner and has completed his bachelor studies from Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUET (2015). He worked as Urban Planner in the project “Accelerating Sanitation, Hygiene and Water for All by Integrating Water Supply and Sanitation Planning for Local Government Institutions (LGIs)” by DURP, BUET in collaboration with UNICEF and UKaid. He also worked as a consultant for Evidence Action in the project titled “No Lean Season.” He worked as an intern in “Bangladesh Planning Commission” and contributed to “7th Five Year Plan” and “Bangladesh Delta Plan, 2100.” His fields of interests are Environmental Planning, Land Use Planning, Transportation Planing, Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Urban, Regional and Rural Planning.

Ayesha Siddika

                                    Research Associate, Forum for Physical Development

Ayesha Siddika is an Urban Planner. Ayesha has completed her bachelor studies from Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUET (2015). Currently she is continuing her M. Sc.  on Water Resources Development as South Asian Water (SAWA) Fellow at Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET. During her academic career she has participated in several workshops and seminars in home and abroad (India and Sri Lanka) as a researcher. Her fields of interest are Land Use Planning, Transportation Planing, GIS and Remote Sensing, Sustainable Water Resources Development and Disaster Management specially Climate Change Risk Management etc.

                                                                    Sumayyah Tehsin

                                   Former Research Associate, Forum for Physical Development

Sumayyah Tehsin has completed her bachelor studies from Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUET (2014). Currently she is continuing her MSc on Water Resources Development from Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET. Her fields of interest are Physical Planning, GIS and Remote Sensing, Sustainable Water Resources Development.

Nasira Karim Audhuna 

Former Web Manager, Forum for Physical Development

Nasira Karim Audhuna is an urban planner completed her bachelor studies from Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET. Currently she is working on her masters studies on ‘Water Resource Development’ from “Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM)’, BUET. During her professional and academic career she has performed in several workshops and seminars as a researcher.  Her fields of interest are Physical Planning, Environmental Science and Management, Sustainable Development, Integrated Water Resource Development, Coastal Management, Natural Hazards and Disaster management.

Farah Masud

Former Research Associate, Forum for Physical Development

Farah Masud is an Urban Planner passed from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2008. During her professional career she has served in different planning issues both in Government and Private Projects. Her Fields of Interest are Physical Planning, GIS, Disaster Management and Transportation Engineering.

Muhammad Nazmul Ahsan

Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

Muhammad Nazmul Ahsan is an Urban Planner, passed from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He is serving as Senior Executive in Planning and Research Department, Sheltech (Pvt.) Ltd. He is also doing his Masters in Urban Planning in BUET. His field of interest is GIS & Remote Sensing, Landuse Planning, Transport Planning and Housing.

Md. Mamun Chowdhury

Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

Planner Mamun Chowdhury passed from BUET, now serving as Executive in Land Management Department in Building for Future Ltd. His field of interest is Landuse Planning, Project Management, Transportation Networking, GIS and Disaster Management.

Jarin Ahsan Esita

Former Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

Planner Jarin Ahsan Esita passed from BUET. She is doing her Masters in Geography and Earth Science in McMaster University,Canada. Her field of interest is Spatial Analysis and Transport Planning.

Nilima Nasrin

Former Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

Planner Nilima Nasrin passed from BUET from Urban and Regional Planning. She is serving as Assistant Director in Bangladesh Bank. Her Field of Interest is Environment Policy & Planning, Regional Planning and Economic Development.

Shakhawat Hosen Tanim

Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

 Shakhawat Hosen Tanim is an Urban Planner, servicing as Assistant Planner in Sheltech (Pvt.) Ltd. He passed BURP from BUET and is continuing his MS in Disaster Management in Dhaka University. His field of interest is Disaster, Development, Geology and Remote Sensing.

Jannatul Mauya Dalia

Former Research Officer, Forum for Physical Development

Jannatul Mauya Dalia is an Urban Planner, passed from BUET. She is serving as Planner in BDDL Ltd. Her field of interest is Real Estate, GIS, Disaster Management.

FOUNDER MEMBERS OF FPD

Forum for Physical development (FPD) founded in 2009, is an association which has started its journey to represent the ideas and suggestions of professionals in the various fields of Physical development.

FOUNDER MEMBERS

  • Toufiq M. Seraj, Chairman
  • Kazi Anisuddin Iqbal, Executive Director
  • Mahmudul Hassan, Member Secretary
  • Tanveerul Haque Probal, Director (Finance)
  • Kutubuddin Ahmed, Director
  • Chowdhury Jamal Ashraf, Director
  • Rabiul Alam, Director

Description of Board of Directors of Forum for Physical Development Bangladesh (FPD)

Dr. Toufiq M. Seraj

Chairman, FPD

Dr. Toufiq M. Seraj

Dr. Toufiq M. Seraj is an engineer and planner by profession. He has extensive professional experience in Real Estate Development, Construction, Management and Planning Consultancy. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Civic Design from the University of Liverpool, UK. He formerly held academic positions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at BUET. He has wide range of publications in national and international journals. He has also published a book on Town Planning.

He is the Chairman of Bangladesh Forum for Physical Development of Bangladesh (FPD). He is the former President of Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP). He was the President of Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) for three consecutive terms (2000-2006). He was also the President of Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM) and Bangladesh Tennis Federation (BTF). He is also affiliated with several professional, social and sports organization.

Architect Kazi Anisuddin Iqbal

Executive Director, FPD

Architect Kazi Anisuddin Iqbal

Kazi Anisuddin Iqbal a graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Architecture is a renowned Architect in our country. He is the designer of many remarkable landmark buildings in Bangladesh. He has designed and supervised many projects perfectly. Now he is the Chairman of the leading Real estate developer Company; Building for Future. While designing, he takes advantage of modern concepts. Building is not a mere structure; it has to interact with human being, which is his belief. He always likes to adopt new technology and innovative ideas in his field. His far sighted thinking is well appreciated among the professionals of the country. FPD is his dream child which benefits from his tremendous intellectual contribution all the way. He is also the editor of the famous web based journal “Sthapattya O Nirman” (www.son.bd.com) and a regular contributor to it. At times, his articles are featured on various newspapers, journals etc. He is a proud father of a daughter and a son. His wife is a well known pediatrician.

Engr. Mahmudul Hasan

Member Secretary, FPD

Engr. Mahmudul Hassan

Engr. Mahmudul Hasan, a graduate in Civil Engineering from RUET, is the key person in dealing with all the matters of membership of Forum for Physical Development (FPD). His contribution to middle class housing in our country is also very remarkable. He is the Managing Director and owner of Hassan Associates Limited (HAL) which mainly deals with housing for middle class people. He maintains a friendly working ambiance with people by his exquisite and inherent communicative ability. He was a former General Secretary of REHAB. He is an important member of Executive Committee of BACI (Bangladesh Association of Construction Industries). In personal life, he is a blissful man and father of three daughters. His wife is an artist of Rabindra-shangeet and a good organizer as well.

Tanveerul Haque Probal

Director (Finance)

Eng. Tanveerul Haque Probal

Tanveerul Haque Probal completed his graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Civil Engineering. He has been contributing with tremendously sincere effort to the Real Estate sector of Bangladesh. Now he is the Managing Director of Building For Future Ltd. His Philosophy in his professional life is “No job awaiting attention”. He believes in speed of work and empowerment to concerned work group. With his regular presence in digital media, he has become a very well known popular personality in the country. His leadership quality was also acknowledged by the REHAB through electing him as the President and before that, he also worked as General Secretary. As a successful business personality for his leadership for the industry, he is recognized as a C.I.P. of the country by the Govt. of Bangladesh. He is also the joint editor of the famous web based journal “Sthapattya O Nirman” (www.son-bd.com). He is a happy man with his wife and a son in his personal life. His wife is a research follow physician associated with I.C.D.D.R.B.

Engr. Kutubuddin Ahmed

Director, FPD

Engr. Kutubuddin Ahmed

Engr. Kutubuddin Ahmed is a popular and well known Business Personality in Bangladesh. He is very reputed for his voluntary activities and his innate leadership ability. He has achieved much recognition in life. He is a recognized Business Community leader, well-known leader of Business Association and former president of BGMEA. Now he is the Managing Director and owner of Envoy group as well as the Chairman of the leading developer company Sheltech (Pvt.) Ltd. In the past, he was also the General Secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan Chamber. In addition, he is involved with many organizations voluntarily. He is the president of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA), too. He acquired his graduation in Mechanical engineering. In personal life, he is very happy with his wife and only son.

Engr. Chowdhury Jamal Ashraf

Director, FPD

Engr. Choudhury Jamal Ashraf1

Engr. Chowdhury Jamal Ashraf completed his graduation in Civil Engineering. He is the managing Director of Moumi Associate Ltd. He always likes to think positive and very enthusiastic and a devoted person to patronize social uplifting of neglected section of people. His positive outlook has made him a successful contributor in Real estate, Construction and Trading field. He mostly stays in Sylhet. His wife is a housewife. He is a proud father of one son and one daughter.

 Engr. Rabiul Alam

Director, FPD

Engr. Robiul Alam

Engr. Rabiul Alam is a graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE). He is the Managing Director (MD) as well as owner of Energy Pac Power Generation Ltd. His company is one of the leading companies in Bangladesh which exports engineering goods. He is dedicated organizer from his student life. Likewise, it is his intrinsic nature to support all kind of good and welfare activities and take part his level best. Formerly, he was the secretary of Engineering Institute, Dhaka Centre. His wife is a physician and scientist. They have only one daughter.