We are very honored to have some of the most renowned experts and scholars as Patron of BYEI.
Saber H. Chowdhury
Mr. Chowdhury is a Member of the Parliament of Bangladesh and the former President of Bangladesh Cricket Board, who put Bangladesh cricket on a strong footing on the world map. He chairs the Bangladesh Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change & Environment and is an active and influential Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Forests & Environment. He is also a Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union’s Task Force on Climate Change and the Advisory Group of Parliamentarians for Disaster Risk Reduction. He was also the promoter of Bangladesh Parliament’s Resolution supporting UN Secretary General’s 5 Point Plan on Nuclear Non Proliferation and Disarmament.
Dr. Huq is the Chairman of Board of Directors at Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies and also the Director of the International Center for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University in Dhaka. He is also a Senior Fellow with the UK based International Institute for Environment and Development and a Visiting Faculty at the T. H. Huxley School of Environment at Imperial College in London, where he teaches a course on global environmental policies. In the past, he served as a consultant to the World Bank, UNFCCC, Global Environment Facility.
Dr. Ali is a renowned Bangladeshi scientist and former Professor of Dhaka University. He was the Director of Atomic Energy Center, Dhaka. Dr. Ali was elected as President of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences for the period between 2004 and 2012. He was also the founding Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University and Southeast University Bangladesh.
Dr. Chowdhury is the Program Director at the National Science Foundation, USA. She served as a (tenured full) Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, where she held the W. Hansen Hall and Mary O. Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. She has also held academic positions at Michigan Technological University, Southern University (Baton Rouge), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Dhaka, Bangladesh).