Professor Dr. Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury


Professor Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury is a former Vice Chancellor of the State University of Bangladesh. Formerly he was Professor Director of IBA Dhaka University and then Dean of BRAC Business School. Professor Chowdhury obtained M.Sc. in Operational Research from the Department of Production Engineering at Birmingham University, UK and then PhD in Management Science from Imperial College London University. He has taught at universities in the UK and Kuwait before joining IBA as Associate Professor in 1984. He was involved in designing and delivering Management Programs at Kuwait Petrolem Corporation and worked as consultant for WHO in the Easter Mediterranean Region. He has consulted for UNDP, UNCHS, USAID, World Bank and Care in Bangladesh in various assignment in management and Information Resource Management. He is a former Member of SEC Bangladesh and DU Senate.

Prof IG Chowdhury has a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Imperial College of London University and MSc in Operations Research from Birmingham University, UK.
He has taught at universities in the UK and the Middle East before joining IBA as Associate Professor in 1984.He has worked for British Gas Corporation, London and CARE Bangladesh.
Prof. Chowdhury has worked as national and international consultant for organizations that include UNDP, UNCHS, USAID, World Bank, Care, WHO and Bangladesh Government Departments in Education, Police and Army.
Still active at Dhaka University through roles including teaching. He is also a former Vice Chancellor of the university.


Publications in international and local journals:
• Management Science, USA
• Simulation, USA
• Journal of Institute of Mathematics & Application, UK
• International Journal of Production Research, UK
• Omega, UK
• The Production Engineer, UK
• GIS Asia Pacific
• GIS World USA
• Journal of Business Administration, DU
• Management Development, Du
• Journal of Political Economy, DU
• Journal of State University of Bangladesh

Awards & Achievements

• Director of IBA, DU
• Dean of Business, BRACU
• Vice Chancellor, SUB