Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad, Director of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) heads the Training and Outreach Wing of BIAC. He is the primary contact point of BIAC for capacity building on ADR. He is responsible for preparing draft Annual Plan covering training, workshops and seminars with detailed execution plan and he makes arrangements for implementing the individual components of the Plan approved by the BIAC Council. He also arranges media publicity for ADR capacity building programs and other activities of BIAC. He maintains contact with potential clients and institutions that may have interests in the BIAC’s workshop/ training/seminar, etc .and encourages their participation in such activities. He prepares Quarterly News Bulletin and promotional literature for the BIAC and souvenirs for seminars/ workshops etc. as may be required.
Mr. Azad joined Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre as Director in September 2017.He was Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, worked in the Ministry of Agriculture and served as Chairman of Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation(BFIDC).He also served the Government of Bangladesh for over 30 years as a BCS(Administration) Officer in many key positions including Director General of Family Planning and achieved diversified experience with national and international organizations at home and abroad, including Social Reforms Management for Bangladesh Civil Servants under MATT-2Studies in the University of Manchester (UK) and Civil Service College (Singapore),supported by UK-DFID and Government of Bangladesh.
As a senior BCS Official he served in both field and secretariat levels and shared policy planning and implementation of development activities and dispensation of criminal justice of District Administration and worked under Health & Family Welfare, Jute, Civil Aviation, Land and Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Ministries, Rural Development & Cooperatives Division and the Cabinet Division in various capacities.
He holds an Honors and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Dhaka and has obtained among others national and international trainings on Social Policy Development and Management (UK), Public Administration (Singapore),Local Level Governance and International HRD (India), Policy Planning and Management for Senior BCS Officials(Bangladesh).