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Abu Siddiki
An architect with experience on commercial and residential projects and involved on the board of school governors and as an architectural consultant.  Wants to make the impossible, possible by creating amazing architecture in cities where it is unheard of. Recently awarded WCCA award 2012 for his contribution to the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS)

Adam Charlton and Raju Rahman
Owl and the Abacus
Owl and the Abacus create interactive installations that communicate and translate narrative. Established at the beginning of 2012, O&A
have had trans-media installations shown at the London Design Festival, the V&A Museum and exhibitions across London. O&A is formed
of filmmakers, communication designers and industrial designers. The studio produces installation for commission and exhibition.
www.owlandtheabacus.co.uk


Becken Yambuya

Becken Yambuya is a filmmaker. He graduated with a Master degree in Moving Image in London in 2012. His films have received awards and has been nominated in various international and national film festivals.  Knife Crime – After Effect  received award of excellence in filmmaking at the Canadian International Film Festival in 2010.In 2011, The Cost of Living – Healthcare in Congo was nominated at the Royal Television Society in 2011– London student awards. Since then he has gained a strong reputation for making visually dramatic, sensitive and emotionally engaging documentaries.

Ejel Khan
Media Freelancer, BA (Hons), MA. Aspire to volunteer in Bangladesh in the near future.

Enamul Hoque
Enamul Hoque is a photographer based in London. He has been a professional photographer since 1989 and has worked on numerous campaigns for brands such as General Motors, Kodak, Nike, Sony, Virgin, Unilever, YKK among others. His photographic work has been featured in various international magazines, exhibitions and museums. Hoque is also a film maker  and has been making and producing films since 2003.

Fahmida Islam
Videographer/editor. Studied Media & Cultural Studies, ended up in Marketing for 2 and a half years and now pursuing my love for Film. Looking forward to setting up my own company for the corporate film industry very soon. Watch this space! I want to teach when I travel and film the world as I pass it by. One weird fact: I sleep with my socks on. =D

Fokrul Hoque

Frode Hegland
Frode Hegland is an evangelist for richly interactive text. He is a software developer with the Liquid Information Company Ltd and a lecturer at London College of Communication.

Frode is also an accomplished photographer and a film maker

Haroon Choudhury

Leesa Gazi
Leesa Gazi is a writer and actor. She was the script-writer and a performer in ‘Six Seasons’ and ‘A Golden Age’ at the Southbank Centre. Her theatre work includes: Sonata, Rokeya’s Dream, Demon’s Revenge, People’s Romeo, Bonbibi, Whisper-Me-Happy-Ever-After. Leesa worked as the cultural coordinator and as a voice artist for Akram Khan’s ‘Desh’. She has worked as a script interpreter on ‘The Tempest’ for the Globe Theatre. She hosts a weekly show on Bangla TV, UK. Rourob was her first novel.

Lipi Begum
Lipi Begum is a trend-forecaster, fashion marketing lecturer at the London College of Fashion and MBA lecturer at Trinity Saint David. Currently working on collaborative projects between UNIDO and Bangladesh University of Fashion Textiles to promote the importance of research, innovation and branding. She likes to add Tabasco to everything!

Mohammed A Haque
Mohammed is a chartered accountant (ICAEW), tax and business advisor with 8 years experience gained at prestigious firms in the City of London. He has a proven track record of helping clients to save tax, deal with complex issues, broker deals and to find innovative ways to grow their businesses.

Md-Mamunur Rahman
Md-Mamunur Rahman is serving  Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Foundation Bangladesh as a part of senior management.  He also worked for UNFPA  and UNDP Bangladesh as gender and enterprise development expert. In addition, He did research and consultancy for University of Sussex UK,  University of Bern, Switzerland, UNTAD head quarter in Geneva. Mr Rahman was awarded British Chevening Scholarship, a flagship scholarship of HMG,  to do his post graduation degree from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK.

Muhammad Ahmedullah

Pam Beddard
Pam Beddard is a communications consultant working nationally and internationally to promote and publicise actions and activities which help to make the world a fairer, greener, safer, more vibrant, colourful and jollier place. She takes a special interest in projects involving the arts, culture, conservation, film/tv, literature and fair trade. A little known fact is that she’s sung a song with someone who once sung the same song on set with Laurel and Hardy.

Raju Rahman

Rifat Wahhab
Rifat Wahhab was born in Bangladesh and arrived in the UK with her family in 1964. Rifat was the previous Chair of Abbey Community Centre , a settlement charity in South Westminster . She is currently Acting Chair of the Muslin Trust, a new UK based charity that will work with Bangladeshi organisations to preserve, promote and protect Bangaldesh’s heritage textiles. Rifat is also Company Secretary of Consortium of Bengali Associations.Educated to Masters level, Rifat has degrees in Librarianship, Womens Studies and Management. Rifat is currently working in the NHS.

Rimon Rahman

Rukia Begum

Salam Jones
Mr Jones: (talented) carpenter by day, writer by night, and poet by nature.I am also heavily into charity, and run the monthly event that IS Hope N Mic nights, an open mic event in order to encourage local young writers/poets to get creative, and give them a platform to showcase their talent, but from where all the door money goes to a charity to help the needy of this world. (in this case underpriveledged children in Bangladesh). i believe in working in such a manner that any form of “business” is MUTUALLY beneficial for ALL parties involved. ie, the venue, the charity, the public, and the artists.  I am currently working on 2 novels.

Shahidul Alam

Stefan Berci

Sophia Hyder
Sophia’s passion in life = incorporating fashion and international development. Her Bengali roots inspired her to develop Evolvemint’s brand in country. Sophia has a BA in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, and an MA in International Development Policy, Duke University. She has a black-belt in kickboxing; not many believe it!

Tanha Habib

Tania Afroze
An Architect,graduated in 2010, worked with various development projects in Bangladesh which has been instrumental in the redevelopment sector. Majority of those projects were commercial, residential and interior based which I have managed to embark on with the help of great team. I would love to indulge myself with more creative designs guided by green and sustainable principles and aspire to become a successful architect in future.

William Conner
William J. Conner has more than 35 years experience in development and as a management consultant in philanthropy. Since 2008 he has been the Development Director at Wolfson College, University ofOxford, and maintains an active consulting practice.  Current clients include Live to Love International, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and The Churches Conservation Trust. He was a Director of Brakeley Ltd which he joined in 2001 and was, until September 2010, the Development Director at New College,University of Oxford. His institutional experience included the role of Associate Dean for Advancement with the London Business, Director of Development for the San Francisco Opera and earlier management roles in the arts and higher education. Current interests include trying to understand better how to induce the very rich to engage more robustly with philanthropy.



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