June 10, 2024

Statutory Bodies

Statutory Bodies

Honorable Chancellor | Bangladesh Open University


Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid
The Hon’ble President of Bangladesh and

Honorable Chancellor

Bangladesh Open University

Vice Chancellor | Bangladesh Open University

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Professor Dr. M A Mannan
Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh Open University

Biography of the Vice Chancellor

Dr. M A Mannan, Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka joined as Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University on 24th March 2013. At Dhaka University, he was the Chairman and Director of MBA Program (Evening) of the Department of Management Studies, Director, Bureau of Business Research, Provost of Zahurul Haque Hall and Senate Member. Dr. Mannan received higher education in Management/Business administration at Dhaka University, Delhi University, Manchester University (UK) and Western Kentucky University (USA). He topped the list in both the SSC and HSC examinations and obtained First Class in all higher-level public examinations. He received the most coveted Commonwealth Senior Staff Fellowship awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, and the highly prestigious Fulbright Senior Academic Fellowship awarded by the United States International Agency for postdoctoral programs in Britain and USA respectively. During his 38 years of teaching career at the University level, for a few years, he worked as the Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), and as visiting Resource Person at the ILO International Training Centre, Turin, Italy and as guest lecturer in the MBA program of Delhi University. He also worked with East West University and North South University as adjunct faculty.

He is the founder president of National Management Association, Bangladesh and author of several degree-level popular textbooks including nationally reputed marketing book Biponon Jugey Jugey, Strategic Management and Essentials of Total Quality Management. Two of his books have been published from England/USA (Growth and Development of Small Enterprise), and New Delhi (Workers’ Participation in Management). One co-authored research-based book, Change Management, has been published from South Korea with the assistance of KOICA. He has to his credit over 70 research papers published in refereed journals at home and abroad. Dr. Mannan presented papers and participated in many international conferences/seminars organized by International Conference in Advances in Management (USA & Greece), University of Manchester (UK), IIEP-UNESCO (Paris, France), Association for Management Development Institutions in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Nepal), British Council (Srilanka,UAE), Commonwealth of Learning (Nigeria), Qatar Foundation (WISE Summit and Higher Education Leadership Program) etc. He has wide multicultural orientation resulted from his professional visits to USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Nigeria, Qatar, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, , United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. Several award-winner for high-quality textbook writing and research paper, he was involved as management specialist/consultant, with different national and international organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNO (headquarters), UNICEF, ILO, UNDP, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, European Commission, Swedish SIDA, Canadian CIDA, Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), World Vision, MSH (USA), Pathfinder International, Save the Children (USA), GoB’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, BCS Administration Academy etc. He worked with the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (South Korea) as an international consultant. As a management consultant & strategic planner, he worked with several business and not-for-profit organizations for developing their strategic plans, conducting a job analysis, preparing job descriptions and undertaking performance/management audit.

His active interest and initiatives were instrumental in the introduction of the Strategic Management and TQM courses in the MBA programs at Dhaka University and several private universities. He taught these courses at Dhaka University and in some private Universities as adjunct faculty for quite a long time. He has widely lectured in-house and online including television channels and provided consulting services to different business organizations on the issues of TQM, human resource management and strategic management.

Pro-Vice Chancellor | Bangladesh Open University

Treasurer | Bangladesh Open University