Key Personnel


Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri
Executive Director



Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri joined InM as the Executive Director on January 01, 2016. Before joining InM he served as the Director General of BIDS since April 2009. He was the Chief Economist of the Bangladesh Bank (the country’s central bank). During his professional career, he also served as the Poverty Monitoring and Analysis Advisor of UNDP in Cambodia; Project Leader of the IDRC’s Programme of Micro Impact of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) in Bangladesh; Director Research of the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP); Visiting Faculty at the Department of Economics, University of Queensland, Brisbane; National Expert in the Bangladesh Planning Commission; and Associate Professor of Economics, Rajshahi University.

Dr. Mujeri obtained Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University in Canada in 1978 after his graduation from Rajshahi University in 1970. He has wide ranging experience in consultancy and research on development issues in different UN and other international organisations and other multi-lateral, bilateral, and private sector organisations including NGOs. He has wide travel and work experience in many countries of the world and attended workshops, seminars, and meetings on a wide range of development issues. He has published extensively in national and international journals. He has also served in various policy making and other committees at both national and international levels. His current areas of research interest include poverty and MDGs monitoring and analysis; macro policy analysis and strategic development issues; application of modeling and quantitative techniques in development policy; public policy analysis; sustainable rural and participatory development; social development; poverty reduction strategy formulation and policy/programme development; monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects, and monetary policy analysis.



Dr. Farhana Nargis 
Research Fellow, Research Division 


Dr. Nargis has earned her MS in Production Economics from Bangladesh Agricultural University and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Sunchon National University, South Korea. Right after completing her Ph. D, she joined InM in 2013 and since then she is actively involved in many research and consultancy works. During her stay at InM, she is working independently as well as with team members of various projects by analyzing data, training the enumerators, report and article writing and so on. Her principal areas of expertise are Efficiency, Production Economics, Agricultural Finance, Poverty, Microfinance and Rural Credit Market.  

She has been extensively publish numerous articles in reputed journals during her young career life. Furthermore, Farhana also conducted different seminar and training program. She has an excellent field survey experiences with farmers, rural households and rural microenterprises in developed and developing countries.   



Nahid Akhter
Senior Research Associate, Research Division  


Nahid Akhter is a Senior Research Associate at InM. She started her career in 2010 as a Research Associate in the same institution. She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University. All throughout her student life she has secured outstanding results in all public examinations and has been awarded a number of national scholarships.

Her research works include various development issues, like, women empowerment, digital financial inclusion, mobile banking, micro insurance, multidimensional poverty analysis, impact of remittance on poverty, rural finance, microfinance and so on. She has strong knowledge and experience in developing survey instruments and conducting statistical analysis, panel data analysis, report and article writing, national and international seminar presentation and so on.  She has published in internationally accredited journals. She has other publications in the form of research reports and working papers.



Farish Muhammad Abdullah
Senior Assistant Director, Finance and Accounts Division 


Mr. Abdullah is working as Senior Assistant Director (Finance and Accounts) at Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) since 2010; he has completed BBA in Finance and MBA in Accounting. He began his career as Senior Support Officer (Accounts Services) at Standard Chartered Bank, Dhaka in 2007. He has earned a vast experience on accounting and financial management through working in various organizations in both banking and development sectors for more than 11 years.

Working at various organizations helped him to gain significant knowledge in different areas such as donor reporting, fund management, budgeting and internal control. He has experience working with various donors such as DFID, JICA, IDB, IGES, UNDP and others. He is overall responsible for establishing financial management systems, procedures, and controls and reviews them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources. He is also accountable to prepare financial statements for management and donors and facilitate independent external audits and oversee all accounting procedures to ensure compliance with company policy and maintain financial records and documentation.


Md. Abu Bakar
Assistant Director, Training Division 


Mr. Md. Abu Bakar joined InM as Assistant Director (Training). At InM he is particularly involved in designing, developing, implementing and coordinating different training courses for PKSF-POs, MRA licensed MFIs and customised courses for NGO-MFIs. Before joining at InM he worked at Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA). At MRA he was involved in national and international training and used to prepare statistical reports (NGO-MFI Volume). He was also directly involved in onsite supervision of MRA Licensed MFIs. Earlier MRA he worked with BRAC, Learning Division as Faculty Member and Senior Faculty Member at JOBS IRIS Bangladesh. He is a Certified Trainer of Making Cents International, USA and RedR India.

In his career of more than 12 years he conducted more than 200 training programs on different broad issues like Training of Trainers (ToT), Financial Product Design and Development, Microfinance Operations and Management, Risk Management, Financial Management and Internal Control for MFIs, Enterprise Management and Promotion of Private Business, Accounting and Financial Management, Financial Analysis of MFIs, Assets and Liability Management (ALM) of MFIs, KPIs of Monitoring and Auditing, Developing Strategic Plan, Business Plan Preparation, Governance and Regulations for MFIs, Managerial Competency Development, Human Communication and Leadership Development, Value Chain Development, Disaster Management etc. Further, he has practical experiences on Training Needs Assessment (TNA), Training Curriculum and Module Development, Training Motoring and Evaluation.   

In Addition Mr. Bakar is serving as a Faculty Member in InM Diploma in Microfinance Programme and conducting the course on Financial Planning and Analysis for MFIs. He has completed BBA and MBA (Major in Accounting) from Islamic University, Kushtia. He has received broad array of training programmes, both national and international level in the areas of Financial Analysis (CGAP), Microfinance, Market Research, Disaster Management, SME, Youth Inclusive Financial Services (YFS) and Management.


Forkana Begum
Assistant Director, Administration & HR Division 


Ms. Forkana Begum joined Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) in 2008 as     Office Assistant to provide administrative support. Now she is working as Assistant Director G-1 (Administration & HR). Throughout her 10 years journey with InM, Ms. Forkana has contributed in different areas of administration such as management of General Administration, Human Resource Management, Library Management, handle Knowledge Management and Research Administration. She has consistently enhancing her skills. Before InM, she worked for various organizations for more than 18 years.

Ms. Forkana received her MA and BA (Honors) from Eden Girls College under National University She has also obtained Masters in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka.

The major focus of her interest covers institutional management, HR management, library management and related areas.


Md. Mohosin Sikder
Assistant Director, Finance and Accounts Division 


Mr. Mohosin Sikder is currently working as Assistant Director (Finance & Accounts) for the Institute of Inclusive Finance and Development (InM). He has completed Honors & Masters in Accounting under National University. He has been working more than 17 years and had worked in a myriad of accounting related fields in various industries. He has been successful at proving his skills in both the manufacturing and development sector. He began his career in the private commercial sector before moving on to the development sector in 2010.

He is well experienced in all aspects of bookkeeping, financial accounting, management accounting, and have also worked in project management and administrative coordination. During his career, he has performed in various functions such as cash & fund management, inventory and receivables bookkeeping, financial compliance and internal auditing, bank reconciling, financial reporting, designing chart of accounts, making relevant vouchers entries in software and has also performed in administrative functions.

Honorary Adviser

Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury                             

Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury is currently the Honourary Adviser on Education Programme in InM after his retirement as the Director of InM Education Division in 2020. He joined InM in 2013. Prior to his engagement in InM, Mr. Chowdhury had served BRAC for 36 years in different capacities including Director of Training, Microfinance, and BRAC International Programmes. During his professional carrier, he served as Consultant on developing microfinance programme in Family Bank (Bank Ul Ushra) in Sudan. He is well experienced in conducting workshops and trainings on microfinance and on developing strategic plans at national and international levels. He developed the Post-Graduate Diploma Curriculum in Leadership and Management jointly with the School for International Training (SIT), USA;  Organization of Rural Association for Progress (ORAP), Zimbabwe and BRAC. Mr. Chowdhury has Masters Degrees in Economics from Dhaka University and. in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. He has also attended a certificate course in Strategic Leadership for Microfinance from Harvard Business School and has been awarded certificate on Boulder Microfinance Training from Naropa University in the USA. He has also been awarded a certificate on Micro Banking Internal Control Practices by the Bank Rakyat Indonesia.