Faculty Profile

  • PGD- Social Entrepreneurship - INSEAD, France
    PGD- Corporate Social Responsibility - Harvard Business School, Harvard university
    MSc - Kennedy School of Government- Harvard University
    BBA- Institution of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka

Areas of Interest
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, International Business, Integrated marketing Communication, Digital Marketing

Asif Uddin Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Overview

Currently working as the Assistant Professor of School of Business at University of Liberal Arts of Bangladesh. Asif has over 18 years of experience in International development. He specializes on entrepreneurship development, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and impact investment.
Asif lead the Private Sector Engagement Team in different international organizations and was responsible to conceptualize, initiate, manage and roll-out highly innovative and impactful development interventions that center on sustainable and value-enhancing partnerships with the private sector. Over the last decade, and in the critical areas of inclusive markets and supply chains, pro-poor corporate investments based on sustainable business models, inclusive business promotion and development research; he has created over 30 sustainable partnerships with MNCs, local conglomerates and academic institutions. He also serves as the member of Board of Directors of Anukul Foundation (www.anukulfoundation.org) which provides low cost loan for micro and small enterprises owned by the women entrepreneurs. Asif has advanced degree on non profit management from Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and on Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard Business School.

Research & Awards

I-CAT Fellowship in 2015 awarded by LGT Venture Philanthropy, Switzerland.

CARE KATALYST in 2012. 20 professionals were selected among over 14,000 global staffs for a three phase one year long leadership development program as a recognition to their contribution to international development

CARE USA President’s Recognition for developing rural sourcing model in 2010

Gold Standard Award on Sustainability by Public Affairs Asia, Hong Kong in 2010 for developing Rural Sourcing Model in partnership with European Retailers and local entrepreneurs. Please click here.

ICT for Development Award by Bangladesh Government in 2010 for developing TOTTHOY TORI (Information Boat) in partnership with Grameen Phone. Information Boat was designed to provide information through digital media to people living in water locked areas. http://www.carebangladesh.org/news_details.php?id=26

Publications

Books

Ahmed, A. U. (2015). Employment Generating Sector and Skill Development Program for Urban Poor. Dhaka: United Nation Development Program (UNDP).• Ahmed, A. U. (2002, May 14). Initaitve needed to to help SMEs reach export market. The Daily Financial Express , p. 6.• Ahmed, A. U. (2004, October 10). N

  • Ahmed, A. U. (2015). Employment Generating Sector and Skill Development Program for Urban Poor. Dhaka: United Nation Development Program (UNDP).
  • Ahmed, A. U. (2002, May 14). Initaitve needed to to help SMEs reach export market. The Daily Financial Express , p. 6.
  • Ahmed, A. U. (2004, October 10). National branding can help Bangladesh. The Daily Star , p. 5.
  • Ahmed, A. U. (2000, February). Strategy for Footwear Sector Development in Bangladesh. Commerce and Industry Monthly , pp. 12-14.
  • Ahmed, A. U. (2001, February). Systematic Planning for Export Marketing: A must for Bangladesh's SME. Retrieved February 2001, from IRIS Center, University of Maryland: http://www.iris.eco.umd.edu
  • Ahmed, A. U. (2001, September). The role of consultants in SME Development; A dilemma for developing countries. USAID JOBS Newsletter , p. 5.
  • Ahmed, A. U., & Sauket, I. (2003). Business Linkages: USAID JOBS Porject in Bangladesh. ILO BDS Turin Seminar Reader (p. 76). Turin: International Labour Organization.
  • Ahmed, A. U., & Shil, S. (2016). Inclusive Business in Bangladesh. International Conference on Sustainable Development (pp. 34-36). Dhaka: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

 

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.