Name: Momtaz Chowdhury Chowdhury
Organisation: B B Consultants Ltd
Role: Free Lance Consultant
My work experiences encompass Private Sector, Development Sector and Public Sectors in a span of over 25 years. I worked for Louis Berger Group USA in ATDP II/USAID as Chief Operating and Business Development Officer, for BRAC as Head of Admin, Director commercial ventures (BRAC Inn, BRAC Net and BRAC Services Ltd.) and In Charge BRAC-IBM Advanced Career Education; and for Beximco (largest private sector conglomerate of the country) Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Marketing, Technical Services and Quality Divisions in senior management positions. I am associated with Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) as Technical Advisor since its inception 10 years ago. I was a member of Private Sector Bureau of the just concluded first multi stakeholder assessment on International Assessment of Agriculture International Assessment of Agriculture Science and Technology in Development (IAASTD) from 2003-2008. My areas of expertise include: - Extensive exposure to local private sectors (small, medium, big businesses and women entrepreneurs) including some emerging conglomerates where my basic input have been enhancement of competitiveness and entrepreneurship. I have replicated my ideas and skills in the sustainability of development programs in various sectors. - Developing capacity of individuals and associations and working on collective capacity of organization. I have been associated with developing industry based association/coalition, women entrepreneurs, grassroots entrepreneurs through:: designing, planning and implementing Negotiation on policy reform, network and market linkage and access to technology and skills, promoting best practices and awareness building on international standards - Partnership development and resource raising by Private-Private and Private-Public actors. Policy Reform Initiatives (equity integration, compliance standards, competitiveness, capacity development), Value Chain assessment and interventions. - Designing and development of programs for enhancing visibility and sustainability. Performance Management, QA, and Continuous Development Initiative of program/project. - I have worked extensively in international contexts such as trade negotiation, buyers meeting, international forums, intergovernmental assessment body etc. During my work I have served in different capacities in various types of organizations and set ups which made me appreciative of the dynamics of various types of organizational dynamics including intra project/program culture and challenges. I have also developed and mentored substantial human capacity in these entire scenarios.