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Contact-new.svg Dr. M. Farid Ahmed
Employer:Bangladesh Open University
Occupation:Vice Chancellor
Other roles:Professor, University of Dhaka

Personal Information


Date of Birth: 05 January 1953

Professional Information

Present Post: Vice Chancellor at: Bangladesh Open University

Month and year Commenced: 16 March 2007

Other posts currently held

Position Organization/Association
Chairperson Bangladesh Vishaybiddalaya Parishad (Association of Universities in Bangladesh)
Chairperson Bangladesh Inter-University Sports Board
Chairperson Bangladesh Inter-University Cultural Board
Member Bangladesh National Council for UNESCO
Member CEMCA Advisory Council, Commonwealth of Learning

Previous posts

Position Organization/Association Dates (Years)
Treasurer Bangladesh Open University 2004-2007
Professor of Finance Department of Finance & Banking, University of Dhaka 1993 to date
Professor of Portfolio Management School of Economics, Nagasaki University, Japan 1994-1999
Chairman Department of Finance & Banking, University of Dhaka 1992-1994

Degrees and Awards

  • Degrees and Awarding Institutions: Ph.D, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Fellowships of Learned bodies: MBA, Yokohama University, Japan
  • Award  : Deans award as the best researcher from Dhaka University

Some Principal Publications

  1. Emerging Stock Market and the Economy: The Case of Bangladesh, The Research Institute of Southeast Asia, Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, 2000.
  2. Capital Markets & Institutions in Bangladesh: Some Implications of Japanese Experience, Ashgate Publishing Company Aldershot/Brookfield USA/Singapore/Sydney, 1997
  3. Industrial Financing through Capital Market in Bangladesh: A Study on the Demand Side, The Asia Foundation and the Bureau of Economic Research University of Dhaka, 1993
  4. Stock Market Behavior in Bangladesh, Bureau of Business Research, University of Dhaka, 1992
  5. Some Aspects of Agricultural Credit in Bangladesh, Bureau of Business Research, University of Dhaka, 1980
  6. Market Efficiency in Emerging Stock Markets: The Case of Dhaka Stock Exchange, Savings and Development, Italy, No.1, Vol-XXVI, 2002

Contact Numbers and Email

Telephone number (including country & local area code):

  • +88-02-929 1100
  • +88-02-861 5221

Fax number (including country & local area code):

  • +88-02-929 1122

Email address: