Dr. Khan is a distinguished Economist with over 35 years of experience in civil service, tax and regulatory matters, infrastructure financing, energy policy, renewable energy and various advisory services. He has worked in Bangladesh, United States, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and most recently South Sudan.
Dr. Khan is the founder CEO and a former Director of Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL), the largest infrastructure finance company of Bangladesh. He is also a former professor of Economics and Finance at the School of Business, North South University.
He served as the Secretary of the Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of the Government of Bangladesh from 2007-2008. During his tenure as Secretary, he is credited for the turnaround of the power sector in Bangladesh through generation capacity addition, expansion of transmission and distribution networks and implementing institutional and policy reforms. He was a Policy Expert to the World Bank to assess the Capacity Building Needs in Energy Sector as well as develop an Electricity Sector Strategy Note for South Sudan and conducted Bangladesh Off-grid Energy Sector study for International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Dr. M. Fouzul Khan received his PhD in Economics in 1989 from Boston University, USA. He has also taught as part and full-time faculty at University of Massachusetts at Boston, National University of Singapore, North South University, BRAC University in Bangladesh.
Earlier, he served at the National Board of Revenue and was involved in design and implementation of tax and tariff reform in the early nineties.
Mr. Malik Talha Ismail Bari joined United Group in 2008 as its Associate Director and was subsequently became one of its second generation Directors in 2011. Mr. Malik completed his Bachelors in Business Management from King’s College London, UK in 2005 and Masters in Finance from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2007. Prior to joining United Group he has interned at the South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (a sister concern of IMF) in Dhaka and has also worked as a marketing representative at Bank West, New South Wales, Australia.
Since his introduction to the Group, he has been avidly involved in developing the Group’s construction sector alongside the first generation directors. He is in charge of supervising all the construction projects of the Group, namely IPCO hotels, United City Condominium Complex, United City IT Park among others. Mr. Malik’s knack for providing creative solutions led to the birth of Unimart Ltd., a state-of-the-art super market with 40,000 sft continuous floor space, located in the heart of Gulshan 2. From the early stages of its inception in 2013, he has led the noteworthy growth of Unimart in the capacity of its Managing Director.
Mr. Malik is one of the Directors of all the corporate entities under United Group, notably United Enterprises & Co. Ltd., United Power Generation & Distribution Co. Ltd., United Anwara Power Ltd., IPCO Developments Ltd., United Hospital Ltd., United Property Solution Ltd. etc. In addition to this, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees of United International University and an active member of Trustees of United Trust, a CSR organization of the Group. Throughout his professional career, he has travelled to a number of countries namely USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Netherlands for business purposes.