Ms. Farzana Brownia is a social worker and legendary media personality of Bangladesh. She is a talented TV presenter/anchor, producer and director has brought new dimension to the TV programs in Bangladesh with highest TRP. She completed Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in 1999 and Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in 2001 in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. Later in 2004, he completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. She has wider experiences to work with Government of Bangladesh, NGOs, UN organizations, private sectors and media. Ms. Brownia has travelled to most important places of the world and having invaluable experiences in social work which achieved lot of praise and prizes in country and abroad.
Ms. Brownia is the founder of the unique idea of Shornokishoree to achieve healthy adolescent life through preventing child marriage towards safe motherhood in Bangladesh. She developed an innovative dimension for utilization of TV media in connection with school based program, policy advocacy and connected millions of adolescents through behavioral change activities. She is dynamic professional to facilitate network with multiple & complex relationship using ICT, media, capacity building and contribution in policy and programs in Bangladesh.
Mr. Syed Nurul Islam is a legendary business personality, Chairman & CEO of Well Group. He is considered one of the successful business men in Bangladesh. Mr. Islam is best known for the Well Group and wellfood. WellGroup is manufacturer and marketers of industrial sewing and embroidery thread, dyed yarn & readymade garments. His efforts is not only dedicated to textile sector, but also extended his presence in Food sector and Real Estate. Today Well Group has employees around eighteen thousands and offers vast range of products. Mr Islam completed Bachelor in Management and Master in Marketing & Management, from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. He is involved with many prestigious organizations such as Bangladesh Garments Manufacturing and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Director at Bangladesh Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Besides, he is member of Army Golf Club, and General Secretary at Chattagram Samity, Dhaka.
Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed is a senior public health professional with a highly successful background in the achievements of strategic planning, program design, implementation, partnership & capacity building, grant management, resource mobilization, networking and policy advocacy with Government, NGOs, private sectors and development partners through creation and execution of successful strategies. Dr. Ahmed is medical doctor and completed higher education MSc in Public Health from the University of London, UK in 1997. He is a dynamic, results-oriented public health professional with a strong track record of performance in development programs and high-paced organizations.
Dr. Ahmed served in different senior professional positions over 25 years both national and international settings in Health & development sectors including maternal & child health, HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Community development programs & advocacy for policy change. He has extensive experiences in Health & development sector including management, technical leadership, coordination, advisory roles, decision making, networking, resource mobilization and representation to support implementation of large & complex programs through public private partnership with diversified multi-lateral and bilateral donors including USAID, Global Fund, DFID, Private donors, UN agencies and Governments. He has proven ability to navigate diplomatic challenges to the satisfaction of donors, implementers, government and organizations. He is also working as Executive Director of Shornokishoree Network Foundation and engaged with Synesis IT for eHealth services and innovative way of health service management for citizen and share wealth of experiences with North South Global Health & Climate Research Institute in Bangladesh. He has participated in many international, national conferences and has several publications and visited many countries in the world.
Md. Rafiqul Islam is an academic, social scientist and development activist and professional for brining wealth of academic research experiences in the reality life for improving health and development. He completed Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in 1998 and Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in 2000 in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. He completed Master of philosophy (M.Phil) in Social Science in 2008 from the University of Tromso, Norway under the Norwegian Government Scholarship. He completed Diploma in Health Economics from the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka and now doing his Ph.D Research. He has wider experiences in social research and development activities with national and international organization such as UNDP, World Bank, SDC, Water Aid, GAIN, NGOs, media and private sectors. He has published five books and several articles published in different reputed national and international research journals. Mr. Islam visited many countries and attended different conferences, trainings and seminars in home and abroad.
Mr. Shahidul Alam Sachchu is a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director, organizer. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Britter Baire. Mr. Shahidul Alam Sachchu is popularly known for Gangajatra (2009), Lal Tip (2012) and Shasti (2004). Mr. Sachchu started his acting career in theatrical productions and later he was enlisted as an actor of BTV and acted in dramas produced by BTV. Mr. Sachchu completed Graduation & Master from the University of Dhaka. He is busy as the president of TV actors’ organization and has contributed a lot in this sector to develop in today’s level. Mr. Sachchu works as one of the founder of Fazlul Haq FILM Institute, also works as DGM of channel I Television and involved with some others charitable organizations.
Mr. Sanaul Arefeen is a Managing Director (MD) of one of the reported Advertising, Communication & film making organization called “Mattra” -a Pioneering private company in Bangladesh He is also an expert, event manager, program director and creative designer. He leads the development and implementation of Matra’s program management and ensures creative production initiatives as well as corporate strategy and business plan and development. He is a prominent name is media world of Bangladesh. He is the architect of many successful social communication campaigns with his partner Afzal Hussain (a prominent designer, writer and communication expert in South Asia) in Bangladesh such as campaign on HIV/AIDS for young and mass people- “Bachte Hole Jante Hobe” which has been awarded internationally. Also proven work with family planning, preventing child marriage, care during pregnancy and several national and local initiatives. He has completed Master in Arts from the University of Dhaka. He received lots of appreciation for his valuable contributions in the communication world in Bangladesh
Mr. Faridur Reza Sagar is an eminent personality, media giant, writer and film producer. He is the Managing Director (MD) of Impress Telefilm Ltd and Channel-i, the largest digital TV media house of Bangladesh. Mr. Sagor has invaluable contributions to create a media friendly society in Bangladesh and was awarded the most prestigious the Ekusahy Padak in 2015 for his substantial contribution to the field of mass media in Bangladesh.
In 2005, for his very special contribution for children’s literature, he was awarded the Bangla Academy Award. Mr. Sagar received international acclaim for producing films Forever Flows, On the Wings of Dreams, and many others. Apart from these, he received the Agrani Bank Children’s Literature Award, Chander Haat Children’s Literature Award, and Euro Children’s Literature Award. Among the film awards, he was awarded the Bangladesh Film Journalists Association (BACHSAS) Award, Cultural Reporters Award, National Film Award, and many national and international awards.