Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director on October 26, 2017. He has been engaged in teaching and research for more than 27 years. Currently he is working as the Professor in the Department of Statistics and the Director, SUST Research Centre of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh. He obtained Ph.D in Statistics (in the area of Demography) from Banaras Hindu University, India and M.Phil degree in Statistics (in the area of Bio-statistics) from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. He has published 3 books and 44 research articles in reputed journals of home and abroad. He has presented about 39 papers in different national and international conferences.
Dr. Zakir has designed and implemented a number of study projects on various issues in micro and macro level sponsored by several organizations including IFC, FAO, UNICEF, DANIDA, UGC, Save the Children, Ministry of Education under Grants for Advanced Research in Education, Social Science Research Council of Planning Commission and Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board. He has provided consultancy to various issues including Food Security for Vulnerable Group Development (FSVGD) Project, Expansion of MNH-FP Services (Mamota Project), UNICEF-BBS Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and PatuakhaliBarguna Aquaculture Extension Project (PBAEP).