Faculty Profile

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  • MA, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA

    MA, SOAS, University of London, London, UK

    BA, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Areas of Interest
Capital Markets, Macro Economy, Social Enterprises, Mobile Financial Services, Corporate Social Responsibility

Sajid Amit

Assistant Professor

Overview

Sajid Amit has more than twelve years’ experience in four distinct sectors: investment banking, management consulting, academia, and social/market research.  He was a Director at BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited where at the age of twenty-nine He was the youngest Director at a BRAC company. At BRAC EPL, he managed a portfolio of US$ 250 million, mostly those of foreign institutional investors such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank amongst others. He has overseen research operations of KPMG’s global offices in the US, UK and EU. He has also won back-to-back research awards from BlackRock (UK) Advisory Ltd Research Award and Morgan Stanley Investment Management (2012-2013). Furthermore, he is a recipient of KPMG India’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award (2009), Columbia University’s prestigious Richard Hofstadter Faculty Fellowship (2007), Columbia University’s South Asia Institute Research Award (2006), and Dartmouth College’s Vivian B. Allen Foundation Scholarship (2000-2004).  Last but not least, he was one of the twenty-five Global Leaders under twenty-one selected by Credit Suisse in New York.

Research & Awards

Action Aid Bangladesh - an In-depth Study on Tax Incentives in Bangladesh – 2015
Action Aid Bangladesh – Overview of Tax Landscape in Bangladesh Global Report - 2015
British Council - Nationwide Social Enterprises Assessment - 2015
British High Commission Dhaka Bilateral Programme Budget (BPD) Award – 2015
Canadian High Commission Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Award – 2015
Water.org – WASH Remittance Product Market Assessment and Value Chain Development – 2015
Swisscontact/Katalyst – Survey on Mobile Financial Services to Develop Services for Farmers – 2015
SIDA/ADB/LGRD GoB – Urban Health Center Services Delivery Project (UPCSDP) Baseline Survey – 2015
World Bank – Disability Services Center (DSC) Spot-check – 2016
United Group Newspaper Market Entry Survey – 2016
Bankable Frontier Associates and Sajida Foundation Remittance Survey – 2016
Government of the Netherlands/GED/Bangladesh Planning Commission – Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100) Monitoring and Results Measurement Framework (MRM) Strategy Development and Framework Design – 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

Understanding social enterprises-III: Looking forward to a promising future
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/08/14/42063/Looking-forward-to-a-promising-future?

Understanding social enterprises-II: Supportive policy environment is a critical prop
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/08/13/41975/Supportive-policy-environment-is-a-critical-prop

Understanding social enterprises-I: A business model that witnesses a wide embrace
http://print.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/08/13/148974

Why should companies do good?
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/business/2016/jun/26/why-should-companies-do-good

The importance of multidisciplinary education
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/business/2016/jun/19/importance-multi-disciplinary-education

Reading in a time of dubsmash
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/business/2016/jul/11/reading-time-dubsmash

The story of the $100 Bill
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/begin-day/2016/jun/13/story-100-bill

The budget and outlook for banks, capital markets and NBFIs
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/jun/11/budget-and-outlook-banks-capital-markets-and-nbfis

A budget for middle-income aspirations
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2016/jun/02/budget-middle-income-aspirations

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.