Board of Directors

Alamgir Kabir

Alamgir Kabir

President

Alamgir Kabir is the president of Bengali Information and Employment Services(BIES). He is a  Financial Advisor in Toronto. He is an ex-Civil Servant of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He has extensive experience in managing cooperatives in Bangladesh.

He did Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka and Post- graduation in Supply Chain Management and Project Management from Humber College in Toronto. He has a great deal of passion in helping people in different capacity.

He has great connectivity with the Bangladeshi diaspora in Ontario and involved himself in different socio-cultural activities here in Toronto since he immigrated to Canada.

Noushin Khan

Noushin Khan

Vice President

Noushin Khan is a social work professional with an extensive working experience in the social service and teaching field. Early in her career, she taught business in university. Now she is working at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Toronto.

She is trained and educated in social service and human resources management from Ryerson University and Centennial College in Toronto. She has a great passion for helping immigrants and refugees who seek employment assistance in Toronto and adjacent areas.

She can be reached at knoushin07@gmail.com

Imam Uddin

Imam Uddin

Executive Director

Imam Uddin is a professional Career Specialist with over fifteen years of diverse industry experience in settlement and employment, democracy and human rights advocacy, and the media. As an experienced career counsellor and job developer, Imam has helped many individuals finding employment and conducted workshops for thousands of people on various job-related topics.

Imam has a Bachelor of Honours and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He also has a Career and Work Counsellor Diploma and Social Service Worker Diploma from George Brown College, Toronto. Imam has a great passion for community development and has been involved in different non-profit agencies in the city of Toronto.

He can be reached at imamuddin015@gmail.com

Golam Mostafa

Golam Mostafa

Director of Program & Services

Golam Mostafa is a social work professional with over 10 years of experience in managing no profit agency’s programs and services in employment, settlement, mental health and social justice promotion.

He is trained in Social Service and Job Development from George Brown College in Toronto. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy from the Institute of Social Studies in Hague, Netherlands. He is passionate about helping vulnerable people and promoting social justice.

He can be reached at gmostafa_md@yahoo.ca

Nizam Uddin

Nizam Uddin

Treasurer

NIzan Uddin is a social work professional having over 20 years of experience in managing poverty alleviation programs of not-for-profit international agencies.

He is trained and educated in Canada and Bangladesh. He worked for United Nations Development Programs, and CARE International for international development. He is currently working with the City of Toronto to support homeless people. He has a great passion to help vulnerable people to stand on their own feet and live a dignified life.

He can be reached at:  md.nizamb@yahoo.com

Jakia Shultana

Jakia Shultana

Director

Jakia Shultana is a vocal artist of the Bangladesh media. She started her journey in performing arts as a hobby and continued to build a professional career for over more than 25 years which she continues from Canada as a freelancer.

Jakia owns and operates her own buying apparel business with her husband in Toronto. Furthermore, she continues to serve the Bangladeshi community by bringing them products made by Bangladeshi hands through Nipun North America. She completed her Master’s in Management from the National University Dhaka. Jakia enjoys providing support and knowledge to her community in her personal time and she wants to expand this to a level where she can make a greater impact.

She can be reached at shultanajakia@yahoo.com

Mahtab Uddin

Mahtab Uddin

Director

Mahatab Uddin is a legal academic whose scholarship concerns the interfaces of law and sustainable development. He was an international mobility scholar of the Danish Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology as such he achieved his PhD in Public International Law on Climate Change and Sustainable Development from Aarhus University, Denmark. He was also a visiting PhD scholar at the Department of Law of Oslo University, Norway. Dr. Uddin accomplished his MSc in Sustainable Development jointly from Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden. He obtained his LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Stockholm University, Sweden. He took his basic law degrees from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Lately, he received his Post Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) with distinction from Humber College, Canada.

Dr. Uddin published and presented academic papers on climate change, marine environment, arctic governance, technology transfer, intellectual property laws and sustainable development related issues. Currently he is working on his forthcoming sole-authored book: ‘Climate Change Law, Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development’. He taught at different universities of Denmark and Bangladesh. He immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker in 2016 and has been living in Toronto. Dr. Uddin is a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario, and he also works as a private mediator and conflict resolution coach. He has shown his sincere commitment to work on promoting social, economic, and environmental development of the planet earth. 

He can be reached at – mmu.adr@gmail.com.

 Tahsina Akhter

Tahsina Akhter

General Secretary

Tahsina Akhter is an academic scholar in Sociology and Anthropology with extensive teaching experience in different universities of Bangladesh. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Dhaka. She also did her Masters in Anthropology from York University.

She has a deep interest in social research preferably on women, poverty and development. She has been working with different non-profit organizations here in Canada and Bangladesh. She has a great passion and interest in promoting social justice and women empowerment. She has recently joined the BIES’s Board of Directors taking the responsibility of General Secretary.

She can be reached at takhter07@gmail.com