Dr. Zeba Mahmud is a medical doctor with an MPhil in nutrition and more than 20 years of experience in nutrition programming and research. Prior to joining Alive & Thrive, she was director of nutrition for the BRAC Institute of Global Health (BIGH). In this role, she led BIGH’s work on nutrition research, training, and education and engaged the Government of Bangladesh, international organizations, and other stakeholders in policy dialogue on nutrition policies and program development. She also worked as country director of the Micronutrient Initiative in Bangladesh—supporting national actions to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies to improve the health and well being of the people of Bangladesh. From 1993 to 2003, she pioneered and led the government’s National Nutrition Program on behalf of BRAC. Early in her career as a medical professional, she performed preventive and clinical services in rural communities. She has published several papers on nutrition and presented at numerous national and international conferences and meetings.
Shak Mohammed Abdullah holds a master’s degree in accounting from Dhaka University, a post graduate diploma in finance from Bangladesh Institute of Management and a master of business administration in marketing from the Millennium University. His work experience includes procurements and contracts, sub-grants, financial management and program support with international NGOs and corporate organizations for more than 13 years.
Wohid Chowdhury has nearly 12 years of experience in the fields of research, monitoring, and evaluation at various national and international NGOs. Before joining Alive & Thrive, Wohid was the Deputy Manager for field monitoring and data quality assurance, HIV/AIDS, at Save the Children International (Bangladesh). Wohid received a Masters in Development Studies from BRAC University.
Zakaria Chowdhury holds a Master’s of Public Health in nutrition, and has more than 6 years of experience in monitoring, data collection, and analysis. Prior to joining Alive & Thrive, Chowdhury was the monitoring specialist for the Competency Based Training in Nutrition (CBT) project at the Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH). Chowdhury has also worked at Bangladesh’s National Nutrition Services (NNS) as an Information and Planning officer, and on FHI 360’s FANTA project.
Mihir Kanti Das is responsible for managing project finance, accounting, and administrative operations including overall financial monitoring of the A&T Bangladesh country program. Hi duties include Imprest preparation and reconciliation , payments to vendor and partners, tax withholding and remittance, payroll, and working with QuickBooks. He has more than 22 years of work experience with the various capacities in finance and administration.
Tohidul Islam has been working with Alive & Thrive Bangladesh since 2010. He holds a master of commerce in accounting at the National University. Before joining Alive & Thrive he worked in accounting and finance at Technohaven Company Ltd for five years.
Musarrat Parvin is a medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health and a masters in development studies, and post graduate training in gynecology and obstetrics. She has more than 10 years of working experience in public health, particularly in maternal and child health and nutrition. Musarrat has extensive experience in the areas of project planning, management, monitoring, evaluation, implementation, and training.
Saydur is a public health professional with 15 years of work experience in nutrition, health systems strengthening, immunization, and maternal and child health programs. Prior to re-joining the Alive & Thrive team, he served as the Senior Program Manager for FHI 360’s USAID-funded SHIKHA project where he was responsible for project implementation including strategic, administrative, managerial, programmatic and operational support to the project team and implementing partners. Saydur’s experience includes program management, community health service, social and behavior change, partnerships, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. He holds a Masters in Public Health from the State University of Bangladesh and a Masters in Management from Jagannath University in Bangladesh.