Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus joined the Power Division in May, 2014. Prior to his joining at the Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Ahmad worked for 3 years as the Deputy Chief of Party of the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), which was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has an unusual combination of civil service experience in a developing country and high academic accomplishments with solid empirical research involvement. His civil service career provided him a unique opportunity to working in diverse places encompassing both rural and urban areas, regulatory and development agencies, and local government as well as ministerial positions. His academic and research background, on the other hand, made him well conversant of the development policy perspectives.
Dr. Kaikaus received his Master of Arts degree in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, and PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. His research focus covers interdisciplinary subjects such as governance, poverty, development, labor market, migration, etc. Dr. Ahmad has published research papers and survey reports for IFPRI. His one of the significant journal articles was in the World Development Journal on the structural transformation in Bangladesh economy. He has expertise on developing questionnaires and sampling frames for surveys. Along with his current government responsibilities, he is also researching on cluster-based economic transformation, fish value chain, rural non-farm economy, and public expenditure for economic development.
Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre on 21 January 1986. He has worked different levels of field administration such as Assistant Commissioner, Upazila Magistrate, and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. He also worked on deputation in several organizations that include Directorate of Accommodation, Department of Narcotics Control and Bangladesh Services Limited. At the Ministerial level, Dr. Ahmad worked for the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, and Economic Relations Division. Kaikaus also worked as part-time faculty at Collin County Community College in Texas, USA and at the American International University, Bangladesh. He regularly attends as guest speaker at the Public Administration Training Centre, Bangladesh Civil Service Academy, and the Dhaka University.
Born in 1951, Dr. Md. Quamrul Ahsan, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) joined at Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd as a Director in 2008. Dr. Ahsan is also Chairman of Procurement Review Committee of Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. After completing his graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) he obtained M.Sc Engineering from the same University in 1980. Afterwards, in 1984 Mr. Ahsan acquired Ph.D from the University of Ottawa of Canada. Dr. Ahsan, also was a visiting faculty member of the University of Bahrain, published more than eighty technical papers in the reputed national and international journals and conferences. He has been a reviewer of many national and international journals including IEE and IEEE. Dr. Ahsan has supervised sixteen postgraduate theses including a couple of Ph.D. He, an author of two books, was the Technical Chair of ICECE 2006, Project Manager of an international training and a course coordinator of a short course sponsored by USAID under SARI/Energy Program. Dr. Ahsan has also worked as a consultant of many important national projects. He, a Former Director of PGCB, has also been involved in the administrative works for instance Dean of the Faculty, Head of the Department and Hall Provost of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, professor of Department of Accounting Information Systems of University of Dhaka, accomplished his vivid academic feat from Department of Accounting of University of Dhaka. Afterward he obtained MBA from University of New Castle in USA. Prof. Ahmed earned FCMA from ICMAB in 1995 and was elected twice as President of the same entity. At present, he is a Council member of ICMAB. Alongside, Prof. Ahmed is a member of Board of Governors at Bangladesh Insurance Academy, Jury Board of Dhaka Stock Exchange and Expert Panel of Dhaka Stock Exchange. Prof. Ahmed joined Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. as Director on 2007. He is also an Independent Director of Al-Haj Textile Ltd. and a Director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) Ltd. In his long cherished academic career, Prof. Ahmed who is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. attended various professional presentations across the globe. Born in 1958, Prof. Ahmed authored several research paper and publications on various issues.
Mr. Sheikh Faezul Amin, Joint Secretary of Power Division, joined Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd as Director in 2012. At present Mr. Amin acts as member of SREDA (Sustainable & Renewable Energy Development Authority), which works for the promotion and development of sustainable energy, comparison of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conversion. He is also a member of Procurement Review Committee of Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. Mr. Amin completed his graduation from Mechanical Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1988. Soon after completion of his study, he joined in the BCS Cadre of Roads and Highway in 1989, by the virtue of his merit and caliber. He served in Roads and Highway for quite a long period as Assistant Engineer Sylhet Division, Sub Divisional Engineer Sylhet Mymensingh& Dhaka, Executive Engineer Barishal Division and many other significant key positions where he had proved his excellence. In the succeeding years, his career track clocked respectable growth. Later Mr. Amin was moved to Power Division and promoted as Deputy Secretary. After couple of years, he reassigned to PSCDP of Power Division as Deputy Project Director (Technical). Mr. Amin, who was awarded Abul Kashem Award in 2008, also pursued his M.Sc in Engineering Management from Brunei University, West London, UK with excellent academic result. He, also an MBA, is privileged to be a part of a good number of local and foreign training which encompasses Purchase & Supply Chain Management, Performance Management, Bangladesh Solar Powered Irrigation Pump & Solar Home System, and Operation & Maintenance of Construction Machinery and so on. Born in 1965, Mr. Amin, a Life Fellow of Institute of Engineers of Bangladesh, is associated with various social clubs, organizations etc.
Mr. Md. Mukammel Hoque, Deputy Secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources Division, was born in the district of Mymensingh in 1972. He did his graduation from BUET in chemical Engineering. He obtained MBA from University of Lincoln in the IIK. He also completed various training courses at home and abroad. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service Administration in 1998 and started his job as an Assistant Commissioner. He served in different positions in the field administration in several districts across the country. He also worked in the different ministries and since 2014 he has been working in the Energy and Mineral Resources Division under Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. He joined the Board of Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd in 2014.
Mr. S.M.Tarikul Islam joined as a Director of the Board of APSCL in 2015. At present Mr. Islam served as a Director of Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Islam completed his graduation from Rajshahi University in 1994 and later on joined in the Administration Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Services. Started his career as an Assistant Magistrate Mr. Islam served different area of public administration of Bangladesh Government. Being an admin cadre, he served as Senior Assistant Magistrate, Deputy Collector, UNO, Senior Assistant Secretary and so on. As a part of his service, Mr. Islam took part in various training such as Law and Administration Course at BCS Administration Academy, Foundation Training Course at BPATC, Survey and Settlement Training and so on.
Mr. Kamal Ahmed joined as a Director of the Board of APSCL in 2014. Born in 1951, Mr. Ahmed completed his graduation from Dhaka College in 1972. After completing his study, Mr. Ahmed engaged himself in the trade of frozen sea foods in 1975. He is former president of Seafood Export Agents Association of Bangladesh. Mr. Ahmed is engaged in various social activities. He is member of Red Crescent Society, Uttara Club and Dhanmondi Club. Mr. Ahmed is also a member of Bangladesh Awami League. At present he is the President of Bangladesh Awami League, Dhanmondi since 1999.
Achievement of Present Government in Power Sector.
Ashuganj 400 MW CCPP (East) Project
APSCL Power Generation Master Plan