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Md. Akbar Hassan
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Md. Akbar Hassan
Name: Md. Akbar Hassan
Title: CEO & Managing Director
Organisation: BRIDDHI- School of Professional & School of Knowledge (Sister Concern of BRIDDHI- Industrial & Marketing Consultant)
MBA from IBA in 1985, Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Dhaka University in 1983 Worked in three MNCs Philips; Youngone, Mobil Oil Bangladesh, and world bank activities for 19.5 years Presently CEO & Managing Director of BRIDDHI- Consulting house & Professional training institute in the country. Conducted over 1000 Corporate Training and consultancy in 23 yrs where the clients list raised to 114 reputed MNC conglomerates and corporates operating in Bangladesh. Created 1800+ video clips on professional management.
Faculty in different Universities and resource person of many reputed institutions for 21 years
BRAC University (Visiting Faculty)
(IGS) ; BRAC University - Masters in Procurement & Supply Management
“Supply Chain Management” Certified of CIPS; London, England.
International University of Business Agricultural & Technology (IUBAT).
BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT)
Chief Resource Person:
International Purchasing & Supply Management, International Trade Centre ( ITC) UNCTAD WTO Geneva.
International Labor Organization (ILO) for Garments Sector.
National Defense College (NDC) Bangladesh.
Police Staff College (PSC) Bangladesh.
DCCI & MCCI
Bangladesh AOTS Alumni Society (BAAS)
Bangladesh Federation of University of Women
Resource Person of ITC Geneva for Supply Chain Management
Publications / Key Note Speaker:
Prospect and Future of Textiles & Garments in Bangladesh
Cotton Bangladesh, A Global Textile Magazine, and October 2002
“Professional Management in the Garments Industries” BATEXPO 2003.
“Motivation for improvement of Quality & productivity’ Organized
by BASS & World Network of Friendship WNF Japan.
“Social Compliance Need of Unified Code of Conduct” BATEXPO 2007.
“Changing Times and Changing Focus in Garments Trade” BATEXPO 2008.
“Total Quality Management in all spheres of Life …Special reference to Garment & Textiles.”
16th National Annual Quality Convention (16th NAQC)
Bangladesh Society for Total Quality management-BSTQM
BRIDDHI-Developed 1850++ video clips in 22 years in Professional Format
Received Award from "WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESS" USA
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Forsee the future. Leaders should be visionary and see tomorrow before anyone sees today. He should visualize the growth and development of an organization.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Leadership comes through chances or through long experiences. Promotion or advancement takes someone there. At the age of 33, I became the CEO of 4 companies (MNCs) and took the challenges to materialism the dream of the stakeholders. I accepted the challenges to measure my dignity. I was very successful with track records
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I wake up at 4:00 morning and try to visualize the day I am going to face today. Making a schedule for the day. When I reach my office decentralize or delegate the job to the respective person within a time frame. Monitoring is a must. I always prioritize the job & activities accordingly. But my leadership style is to appreciate people and to win their hearts. I believe in creating bonding with my colleague. Celebrate every victory big or small.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Achievers should sweat not by sun or heat, instead, they will sweat for achievements. Track records open the doors of opportunities. Dignity matters in Life.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
" Maximum Achievement " by Brain Tracy where explains the talents & people are the most who show the way to success in this competitive world. His "Seven Laws of Mental Mastery" expressed in length for every success.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Learn, practice develop skills with dignity. Create your future with exceptional outcomes. Be an example. Don't run after money instead run after your career, money will be followed.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Think Big. Be a great worker rather than a CEO. Prove your dignity and put a scratch on your doing. Challenges are inevitable accept them and Win the race.