Prof. Imran Rahman

Prof. Imran Rahman

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Short Bio:

Professor Imran Rahman is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). Professor Rahman has been with ULAB for many years; first as the Director School of Business from 2006 and then as the Pro Vice Chancellor from Fall 2008. He has over twenty years teaching experience, including at the Institute for Business Administration (IBA). He also has over thirty years of corporate experience. He currently serves as a Director of Sonali Investments Limited.
Degree and Institute Detail:

Doctoral Researcher and Commonwealth Scholar, Announcement Effects of Rights Issues on the London Stock Exchange, Manchester Business School, England
MBA (Finance), Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
B.Sc. (Econ) in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professional Work Experience:

2012 –
Vice Chancellor
Professor and Director, School of Business
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

2011 –
Acting Vice Chancellor
Professor and Director, School of Business
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

2006 – 2011
Pro Vice Chancellor
Professor and Director, School of Business
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

1984 – 2009
Associate Professor, Finance
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University

1994 – 2005
Equity Valuation Research & Distribution Ltd
(Issue Manager and Financial Consultants)

2001 – 2003
BBA Program, IBA, Dhaka University

1996 – 2003
Financial Consultant (part-time)
Contessa Consultants Ltd.

1992 –1995
Chairman, IBA Computer Centre, IBA, Dhaka University

1988 – 1991
Business Development Unit, Manchester Business School

Management Trainee
ANZ Grindlays Bank plc, Dhaka

1977 – 1981
Wolram Limited, London
Additional Information:

Director, Sonali Investments Limited (merchant banking subsidiary of Sonali Bank Limited), 2010 to present


  • Consultant & Convenor of Business Plan Task Force, South Asian University (a SAARC undertaking), Delhi, October 2008 to present
  • Recruitment Consultant, Citibank N.A. Bangladesh, 2004 to present
  • Financial Analyst, World Bank’s Brick Study 2007
  • Financial Consultant, X-Net Ltd (Broadband Access Provider), 2005
  • Training Consultant, Business Plan Course, SEDF, 2004
  • Consultant, Infrastructure Development Company, 2001
  • Financial Consultant, Access Telecom Ltd., 2001
  • Financial Analyst, Bangladesh Silk Foundation, 2001
  • Consultant, Transparency International Bangladesh, 2000-01
  • Financial Consultant, Al-Samit Cement Ltd, 2000
  • Financial Consultant, Vopak Asia (Singapore) Ltd, 2000
  • Financial Consultant, Gonoshasthaya Antibiotics Ltd, 1996-2000
  • Corporate Finance Advisor, GMG Airlines Ltd., 1999
  • Advisor to Rights Issue, Aftab Automobiles Ltd, 1999
  • Consultant, Capacity Building Project for SEC and Stock Exchanges, ADB, 1999-2000
  • Consultant, Navana Limited, 1995-1999
  • Local Consultant, Capital Market Strengthening Project, UNDP, 1998
  • Financial Consultant, Kazi Composite Mills Ltd, 1997-98
  • Financial Consultant, Danish Condensed Milk Ltd, 1996-97
  • Financial Consultant, Meenhar Sport Shoes Ltd, 1996-98
  • Financial Consultant, Continental Hospital Ltd, 1995-96
  • Financial Consultant, Rahim Textiles Ltd, 1995-96
  • Issue Manager and Financial Advisor, Rahima Food Corporation Ltd, 1996
  • Advisor and Local Associate of Crosby Securities Singapore, 1994-96
  • Financial Consultant, Bengal Fine Ceramics Ltd., 1995
  • Financial Consultant, Desh Textiles Ltd, 1995
  • Issue Manager, Federal Insurance Company Ltd, 1994-95
  • Financial Consultant, GMG Industrial Corporation Ltd, 1995
  • Financial Consultant to Rural Telecom Project, Integrated Services Ltd, 1994
  • Financial Consultant, Echo Cotton Mills Ltd, 1994
  • Economic Analyst, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 1993
  • Financial Consultant, Square Pharmaceutical Ltd, 1992
  • Statistical Analyst, Bottled Water Project, Duncan Brothers, 1992
  • Doctoral Researcher, Price Effects of Rights Issues on the London Stock Exchange, Manchester Business School, 1986-91
  • Consultant in Computer Aided Financial Analysis, Business Development Unit, Manchester Business School, 1989-1991
  • Financial Analyst, UK Retail Sector Study, Centre for Business Research, Manchester Business School, 1989
  • Research Assistant, Executive Development Programs, Manchester Business School, 1988-90
  • Financial Consultant, RTZ Pillar Ltd, London, 1986
  • Consultant, Cassava Cultivation Project, Glaxo Bangladesh 1985
  • MIS Consultant, Bangladesh Jute Mills Association, 1985


Foundation Course for SEC Professionals
Sonargaon Pan-Pacific Hotel, 11-12 July 1998
(UNDP Project “Strengthening the SEC Bangladesh”)

Dissemination of Information to Investors
Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel, 18 July 1998
(UNDP Project “Strengthening the SEC Bangladesh”)

Training seminar for Dhaka Stock Exchange
Dhaka, 7-8 August 1999
(ADB Project “Strengthening the SEC”)


3-month Course on Project Finance, 2000, jointly conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Securities LLC and IDCOL
3-week International Visitors’ Program to USA on “Ethics in Government and Business”, sponsored by USIS, 1998
2 months’ internship at American Express Bank, Dhaka, 1984

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.