Farid Uddin Ahmed
Executive Director


Mr. Farid Uddin Ahmed, born on 1953, is the Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation.

Prior to his joining in Arannayk Foundation, he was the Member Director (NRM) of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC). He was responsible for overall coordination of forestry and agroforestry research and development in Bangladesh. He joined BARC in 1987 as Principal Scientific Officer (Forestry) in 1987 and later he was promoted to Chief Scientific Officer (Forestry) and Member Director (NRM). He also worked with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) mandated Swiss Organization named Intercooperation – Swiss Agency for Development and International Cooperation from 2000-2005 and led the project entitled, ‘Village and Farm Forestry Project’ as Project Director.

He worked with Bangladesh Forest Research Institute for 10 years commencing from 1977 as Senior Research Officer where he worked in the field of genetic improvement of trees, bamboo and rattan.

He has three Master’s Degrees; first in Botany from Dhaka University (1976), second in Forestry from Pakistan Forestry Institute (1983), Peshawar University, Pakistan and third from the University of Wales, Bangor, UK (1995). He worked as adjunct faculties in Bangabandhu Agricultural University, Gazipur, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University and Forestry and Wood Technology Disciplines of Khulna University from 1984 to 2000 and in Independent University Bangladesh from 2004 till present.

He has 35 scientific publications and four text books for undergraduate and diploma levels in the field of forestry and biodiversity.

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Fax: +880-2-8711592
Email: info@arannayk.org
Address: House# 21, Western Road, DOHS, Banani. Dhaka - 1206, Bangladesh

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