Ms Parveen Mahmud, FCA
Member, Governing Body
Ms Parveen Mahmud, FCA, has a diverse professional career as a changemaker for sustainable development and professional accountant. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Under-Privileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP)-Bangladesh and Her Story Foundation. She started her career with BRAC, and later served at PKSF as its Deputy Managing Director. She was the founding Managing Director of the Grameen Telecom Trust (GTT). Ms Mahmud was a partner of ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants. She was the first female Council Member and served three terms in the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). She was the first female President of the ICAB. She was also the first female Board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex professional body of the accountants of the SAARC. She is the Chairperson of CA Female Forum-Women in Leadership Committee, ICAB, and is the Vice Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Committee of SAFA. She sits on numerous boards, including Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), BRAC International, RDRS, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), Friendship, Ghashful and Grameenphone. She is the Independent Director of the Apex Footwear and Berger Paints Bangladesh. She is also a member of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a widely known think-tank of Bangladesh and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh. Ms Mahmud was the Chairperson of Micro-Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS), Acid Survivor’s Foundation and Shasha Denims Ltd. She was also a member of the National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and the founding board member of SME Foundation as well as the Convener of SME Women’s Forum. Ms Mahmud received a number of accolades for her service and contribution to society, including ‘Ananya Top Ten Women-2018’ award, ‘Joya Alokito Nari-2018’ award from RTV, ‘Women at Work-2017’ award from Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), ‘Women of Inspiration Awards-2017’ from the Bangladesh Organization for Learning & Development (BOLD) and ‘Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2006’ for women’s empowerment by Narikantha Foundation.