dr-iftekharuzzamanDr Iftekharuzzaman

Executive Director
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)

Iftekharuzaman, PhD in Economics, is Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). He served earlier as Executive Director of Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (1999-2004), Executive Director of Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo (1995-99) and Research Director of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (1982-95).

He was educated in the University of Dhaka and Academies of Economics, Wroclaw and Warsaw. He was a post-doctoral fellow in International Relations Department of University of Tokyo (1988-89).

Dr. Zaman was elected to the International Board of Directors of TI in 2008, re-elected in 2012 and for the third term in 2015. He is the Chairperson of Acid Survivors Foundation; Trustee of Bangladesh Freedom Foundation, Manusher Jonno Foundation and Bishwa Shahityo Kendro; and Member, International Commission on Chittagong Hill Tracts. He was the first individual from the developing South to be elected as Chair of the International Committee of the Washington DC-based Council on Foundations.

Main areas of his current interest and expertise are governance, anti-corruption, people’s engagement, social accountability, politics, development, regional security and cooperation, on which he has written and published widely in and outside Bangladesh.

In recognition of his leadership in advocating against corruption and promoting transparency and good governance, Dr Zaman was awarded the first Global Partnership Forum for Social Accountability (GPSA) Award in May 2015. The award acknowledged his role to catalyze institutional, legal and policy reforms and application of participatory social accountability engaging volunteers, particularly youth, in such vital sectors as education, health and local government.[:]