Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed joined as the Governor of the Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank) on 02 May, 2005 and completed his four year tenure on 30 April 2009. Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed was the Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), the apex funding agency of microcredit operations in Bangladesh.. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University, Canada in 1978. He started his career with a short period in the planning Department of the Government of East Pakistan and then joined as a teacher in Economics at Dhaka University and joined the civil service of the government in the erstwhile Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) cadre. He served in various capacities in field of administration in the Government of Bangladesh. He worked at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), a regional inter-governmental organization with its headquarter in Dhaka. He was the Director General of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) Comilla. He worked as the Director General of the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Office of the Prime Minister. As the Governor of the central bank, he was responsible for formulating monetary policy and its implementation as well as regulating the banks and financial institutions.He has authored more than 80 books, reports and journal articles which have been published at home and abroad. He has worked as a Consultant for international agencies like ADB, APDC, ESCAP, FAO, ILO, UNCRD, UNDP, UNESCO and the World Bank. He is on advisory bodies of several government and non-government agencies in Bangladesh and a member of the Board of Trustees of two universities and a college. As a part-time faculty member, he taught at the Masters’ level at the North South University and the Dhaka University in the year 2009. From January 2010, to 18 January 2014 he was Professor, School of Business, North South University, and Dhaka, Bangladesh and from 26 January 2014 he is Professor in the Business School, BRAC University, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
M.A., Ph.D (Economics)
Macroeconomics & Business Forecasting
Financial Institutions & Markets
Central Bank and Commercial Bank Management
Contemporary Issues in Finance and Banking
a) From January 2014, Full-time Professor, BRAC Business School, BRAC University. b) From January 2010 to January 2014 Full-time Professor, North South University. c) From June 2009 to January 2010 Part- time Professor, North South University. d) June 1993 to November 1995, Director General, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla. e) From January 1984 to June 1993, Program Officer (Director), Research Division, CIRDAP, Dhaka. f) From October 1983 to January 1984, Visiting Scholar, BIDS g) From June 1980 to September 1983, Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate, National Foundation for Research on Human Resource Development (NFRHRD), merged with BIDS. h) From July 1970 to November 1971; From Dec. 1972 to Aug. 1973, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Dhaka University. i) From February, 1970 to July 1970, Research Officer, Planning Department, Government of East Pakistan. j) Visiting Fellow, IDS, University of Sussex, England, 1989. i) Visiting Scholar, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1989. l) PhD Thesis Supervisor and Examiner of some students of universities at home and abroad.
-Journals (62) - Books (26)
Macroeconomic issues, Development Economics, Rural Development, Microfinance, Employment, Human Resource Development.
Conferences, Talks, and Speaking Engagements:
a) Participated in more than 45 conferences/seminars/workshops abroad. B) Participated in several conferences/seminars/ workshops in Bangladesh.
a) awarded Nawab Sir Salimullah Foundation Gold Medal in 2006. b) Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada at the Convocation held in Hamilton in November 2006. c) Marcentaile Bank Award 2014 for Economics.
a) Life member, Bangladesh Economic Association b) Life Member, Asiatic society of Bangladesh c) Member, Board of trustees of Gana Bishwabiddalaya, Central Womens University and Civil Service College. d) Was a member of the Senates of Dhaka University and Chittagong University.