Prof. Dr. S.M. Mahfuzur Rahman
Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology
About Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman
Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman has been appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology. He officially joined the university as VC on 12 March 2020. Dr. Rahman was associated with the Department of International Business, University of Dhaka as a Professor since 2008. He also worked at the Department of Finance of the same university as professor since 1994. During the period of his service in the university, he was Chairman of the Department of Finance and Director MBA and later Director, MBA and also Director of Professional Masters’ Program of the Department of International Business.
In addition to his job in the University of Dhaka, Prof. Rahman worked as Director, Rupali Bank Ltd and Chairman, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh. He did Masters in Economics and Planning from Peoples’ Friendship University (Moscow, 1979) and Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Institute of Oriental Studies (Moscow, 1983). He was a research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo (1995) and Visiting Professor at Nagoya University, Japan (as Japan Foundation Fellow, 1998). Professor Rahman’s research interests covers a wide range of areas including socio-economic development, poverty issues and role of NGOs, foreign aid, trade and foreign investment in Bangladesh, and issues relating to energy sector development, RMG industries and non-formal education in the country.
He had been an active participant with research papers presented in seminars and workshops, many of which were in foreign countries, including Australia, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, and Russia. He also served as consultant for government and private organizations of Bangladesh, as well as for international agencies like UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, ADB, and World Bank. Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman, was born on 25 March 1952.