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.


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.


Md. Muktadir Reza
Officer, Administration & HR Division 



Md. Tahidul Islam
Assistant Officer, MIS, Research and Knowledge Management Division 






Utpol Das
Programme Manager


Mr. Utpol Das is a development professional having more than seven years of work experience in different international and national organisations. During his professional career, he has worked on various social issues, especially on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), reproductive and family planning, primary health care, adolescent and youth sexual & reproductive health rights (AYSRHR), and other components. He possesses strong capacity in programme implementation, advocacy, capacity development, grants management, and monitoring and evaluation. He holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health Dhaka. He is currently working as the Programme Manager of InM’s WaterCredit Adoption (WCAD) Programme.  


Md. Sajjad Kabir
Programme Engineer





Nujhat Shama
Research Assistant

Ms. Nujhat Shama is currently working as Research Assistant at InM. She obtained her Honours and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka where she had a brilliant academic career. Prior to joining InM, she enjoyed a career in banking. At InM, her work responsibilities cover research  in Comprehensive Rural Finance project and other areas.


Akram Hussain Khan
Research Assistant





SumaiyaShafayet Supti
Research Assistant




Shinaj Aftab Totini
Junior Research Assistant






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.