Executive Chairman | Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)
Mr. Kazi M. Aminul Islam did his Master of Arts in Economics from University of Dhaka and Master’s in Economics from Boston University, USA. He also attended Mason School at Harvard University. He had a Graduate Certificate in Environment Management from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Mr. Islam has joined Bangladesh Civil Service in 1981 and progressed to higher responsibilities in diverse areas of the Government. He was a Secretary Prime Minister’s Office. He was also Secretary Chief Advisor’s office during the period (2007-08) of caretaker Government of Bangladesh. While working as the Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office in 2009, he was appointed Alternative Executive Director of the World Bank Board in Washington D.C. for the constituency comprising of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Sri Lanka. He worked for three and a half years on the Board of the Executive Directors of The World Bank. In course of work for transition to democracy and private sector development, Mr. Islam steered bodies like “Better Business Forum” and “Regulatory Reform Commission” and developed a very strong relationship between the business and Government in Bangladesh. As the Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) he is focusing on improving investment climate and investors’ experiences in order to attain for Bangladesh, the high middle income status by 2021 and make it a high income country by 2041, as targets set by the Honorable Prime Minister. He is also emphasizing on the qualitative aspects of investment regime so that Bangladesh can achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. With these in view, he initiated a massive reforms program for enhancing the ‘ease of doing business’ and establishing a fully functional ‘One Stop Service Centre’ and undertaking various activities to make Bangladesh one of the best investment destinations and to make BIDA one of the best ‘Investment Promoting Agencies’ (IPA) in the world.