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Manzoor Hasan

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Executive Director, Center for Peace and Justice, BRAC University

    Full Biography

    Manzoor Hasan is a public policy reform specialist with nearly two decades of experience in capacity building and institutional strengthening aimed at strengthening governance in Bangladesh. Barrister Hasan is a lawyer-cum-economist trained at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and the London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England.

    Mr.Hasan is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice and the Institutional Adviser of BRAC Institute of Governance & Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Bangladesh.  He was instrumental in establishing BIGD (former Institute of Governance Studies) in 2005 and from 2006 he was the Director of the then IGS. Previously worked as the Deputy Executive Director, BRAC, the largest NGO in the world. He was the Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) of Transparency International, Berlin, Germany and previously the Founding Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh.  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) to Mr.Hasan in 2003 for his promotion of transparency in Bangladesh. 

    Specialties: Governance - Barrister Hasan’s expertise also includes in-depth knowledge and understanding of institutional reform priorities. He is a legal and policy expert who is also well versed with compliance requirements of international statutes and conventions.  He has also demonstrated his competencies in engaging civil society organizations and community groups in promoting good governance.  He is currently serving on a number of boards of non-governmental organisations and companies.