Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar joined the Board of Meghna Bank Limited on October 18, 2020 as Independent Director of the Bank. Dr. Ferhat is a Professor and Director at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka; the leading business school of the country. He is in the teaching profession for more than 34 years. Dr. Ferhat completed his PhD in Marketing Systems, jointly under University of New Brunswick Canada and University of Dhaka; and Post Graduate Diploma in University Teaching from University of New Brunswick Canada. Prior to his PhD he completed his MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka and B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Dhaka. He has more than 67 publications in international and national journals and writer of 3 major books on business management. His most recent academic contribution has been an introduction chapter on “Evolution and Future of Marketing” in the book ‘Strategic Marketing Management in Asia, published in 2017 by Emerald from UK.
Dr. Ferhat has visited various international and regional academic institutes as visiting scholar; including, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA), Pennsylvania State University (USA), Harvard Business School (USA), Stern Business School of NYU (USA), Kellogg School of North Western University (USA), Brunel University (UK), Indian Institute of Management (Ahmadabad), Sri Lankan Institute of Marketing (SLIM), Putra Business School of Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), Universiti Selengor (Malaysia), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), etc. He has been involved in many consulting assignments on marketing, social enterprise, and business strategy for various sectors, foremost being education, pharmaceuticals, apparel, ICT, real-estate, and agriculture.
He is also the Chief Advisor of Bangladesh Brand Forum; Chief Patron of Marketing Society Bangladesh; Founder Director of Kotler Center for Marketing Excellence, University of Dhaka; Founder Director of Bangladesh Marketing and Social Research Forum; Adviser of Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) and Founder member of International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Bangladesh, which is an affiliate of Global ICSB. He has also served as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of East West University.
Dr. Ferhat was associated with Singer (Bangladesh) as an Independent Director of the board. He is also an Independent Director of Bangladesh Diesel Plant, a business support venture of the Bangladesh armed Forces. He is an Adviser to the Board of Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI). He is also the Board member of Asia Marketing Federation (AMF), headquartered in Japan and Vice President of Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA). He is also associated as member of various academic bodies of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Khulna University, University of Professionals, East West University, and Jahangirnagar University.