Executive Management Committee

Zahida Fizza Kabir
Zahida Fizza Kabir
Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir is the Chief Executive Officer of SAJIDA Foundation and holds significant leadership experience in financial services, healthcare, and community development programs. She has been a part of the Foundation since its beginning in 1993, previously serving as its Executive Director and Head of Programs.

Ms Kabir is the Managing Director of two specialised healthcare enterprises: Home and Community Care Limited and Inner Circle Limited. She is also the Chairperson of Psychological Mental Health and Wellness Clinic and sits on the board of Renata Limited, and Valor Bangladesh.

Ms. Kabir holds a Master’s Degree in International and Intercultural Management from Vermont, USA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership, from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Ishtiaq Mohiuddin
Ishtiaq Mohiuddin
Chief Operating Officer - Programs

Mr. Mohiuddin is the Chief Operating Officer of Development Programmes of SAJIDA Foundation. He has extensive experience in Bangladesh and abroad with financial institutions and non government organizations. Before joining SAJIDA, Mr. Mohiuddin worked as Deputy Managing Director of BRAC Bank. He has also worked as Director, Microfinance Program of BRAC & BRAC International. His international experience includes working for FINCA, USA as Country Manager in Malawi and Operations Manager in South Africa. He has also managed portfolio in Saint Lucia and Grenada for Caribbean Microfinance Limited.

Mr. Mohiuddin holds MBA and Bachelors in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, USA.

Shib Narayan Kairy
Shib Narayan Kairy
Chief Operating Officer - Support Services

Mr. Kairy is the Chief Operating Officer at SAJIDA Foundation. A prominent name in the field of organizational accounting, Mr. Kairy has a glorious career, contributing to numerous successes of the organizations he has worked in.

Mr. Kairy began his career in the Accounts Section of BRAC in April 1982 and served there for 35 years. Upon reaching 60 years of age in June 2017, he retired as the Chief Financial Officer of BRAC and BRAC International, a role he has carried out with distinction for close to a decade. In July 2017 Mr. Kairy was appointed as the Treasurer of BRAC University upon approval of the Chancellor (President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh). He provided oversight to the building of a US$ 100 million state-of-the-art campus and ensured that the university continues to be financially sustainable. Mr. Kairy serves as honorary Chairperson of Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd., The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB), INAFI Bangladesh, and RDRS Bangladesh.

Along with publishing a number of articles in national newspapers Mr. Kairy, in the last 23 years has provided lectures in different training institutes on Accounting and Financial Management. Mr. Kairy attained his Master of Commerce in Accounting from Dhaka University.

Sarder Akhter Hamed
Sarder Akhter Hamed
Chief Operating Officer - Microfinance

Mr. Hamed is the Chief Operating Officer of SAJIDA’s Microfinance Program.

Prior to Joining SAJIDA Foundation, Mr. Sarder Akhter Hamed worked for Bank Asia Limited in different leadership roles and was most recently appointed as Deputy Managing Director Channel Banking Division with the portfolio consisting of agent banking, financial inclusion & financial literacy and alternate delivery channel of the bank. In his decorated career of more than 26 years, he has worked for one of the largest multinational companies and renowned Private Commercial Banks namely British American Tobacco Bangladesh, BRAC Bank Limited, United Commercial Bank and Bank Asia Limited. His experience consists of managing businesses like trade marketing & distribution, retail banking, card business, SME & agricultural business, payment automation, local and international donor management and agent banking business and operations. Mr. Hamed pursued his Masters in Finance & Banking from the University of Dhaka.

Aloke Malik
Aloke Malik
Chief Operating Officer - Social Enterprises

Mr. Aloke is the Chief Operating Officer of Social Enterprises of SAJIDA Foundation. A prominent name in the field of management, marketing, and sales in the FMCG, retail, media, and healthcare sector. Mr. Aloke has a commendable career, initiating and contributing to numerous successes of the organizations he has worked in for the past 35 years.

Mr. Aloke began his career in ITC India in 1986 and after serving there for 13 years he joined Pepsico India as the regional director. His career full of accolades saw him serve as the CEO of Reliance Retail,  President of Peter England Fashion & Retail Limited, COO of Idea Telecom, and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports India & South Asia. He is also the founder and CEO of Doctor 24/7 – a healthcare venture in the telemedicine space. Mr. Aloke’s has also headed and scoped up 4 successful startups. 

Mr. Aloke completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B COM (Hons) from Punjab University, Chandigarh

MD. Fazlul Hoque
MD. Fazlul Hoque
Deputy Executive Director

Mr. Hoque has decades of experience in the NGO sector. Beginning his journey in the 80’s, he served in the Development Program Management at BRAC, Bangladesh working directly with the grassroots people. Mr. Hoque’s tenure at BRAC saw him operate as the Country Representative of BRAC International in Afghanistan, where he led the program supported by UNICEF, CIDA, USAID, World Bank, EU, UNDP, WFP, and various Ministries of the Afghan Government.

Later he served as the Program Head of Integrated Development Program at BRAC. Mr. Hoque subsequently joined SAJIDA Foundation where he serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Development programs , overseeing the development programs and projects including primary health, WASH, education, urban development program, humanitarian response and livelihood development.

Dr. MD. Tariqul Islam
Dr. MD. Tariqul Islam
Sr. Director - Head of Hospital

Dr. Tariqul Islam is the Director of Health at SAJIDA Foundation. He has more than 32 years of working experience in managing and providing technical support to hospitals and community based health services.

Dr. Islam has worked for government and non-government projects at nine national, international organizations in Bangladesh with funding from USAID, UNICEF, DFID, CIDA, Save the Children, Sight Savers International, CARE-Bangladesh and many more. Prior to joining SAJIDA Foundation he served as the Director for Medical Colleges and Health Projects at Ad-din Foundation where he provided technical and managerial support to hospitals, medical colleges, nursing institutes, community based programs, training programs and health projects.

Dr. Islam completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Dhaka in 1987 and attained his post-graduate training in Management for Primary Health Care (MPHC) from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK in 1994.

Amiya Bhousan Bhowmik
Amiya Bhousan Bhowmik
Director - Finance and Accounts

Mr. Bhowmik is the Director of Finance and Accounts at SAJIDA Foundation. He has more than 10 years of experience working in Bangladesh and Afghanistan where he provided his expertise in financial reporting and accounting, covering a variety of both profit seeking and non-profit organization; from start-up business to financial management and establishment of sound accounting and internal control systems. He served as the Head of Accounts & Budget, BRAC Bangladesh, Bangladesh before joining SAJIDA Foundation in his current role.

Mr. Bhowmik is a qualified Chartered Accountant, under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He also holds a Bachelors and a Master’s Degree in Accounting & Information Systems, from University of Dhaka.