Keynote Speaker

Professor Dr Syed Rashidul Hasan
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University
Former: Vice-Chancellor, National University
Treasurer, University of Dhaka

Professor Dr Syed Rashidul Hasan, originally a professor in the Department of Marketing of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He taught Marketing and related courses at the post-graduate levels at the University of Dhaka, Independent University Bangladesh, North South University, Eastern University Bangladesh, Darul Ihsan University, Asian University of Bangladesh, Islamic University Chittagong and other leading private universities of Banglades, Prof. Dr Hasan worked as the Dean of the School of Business of the Newport University, USA Campus in Bangladesh. Beside teaching Prof. Dr Hasan is and has been engaged in many academic and applied research work. He also is supervising a number of M.Phil and Ph.D students. Prof. Dr Hasaan was the Chairman of the Department of Marketing (2002-2006), Pro-Vice Chancellor of National University, Bangladesh (2006-2007) and Vice Chancellor of National University, Bangladesh 2007. Prof. Dr has considerable experience as a consultant and research in the field of creating marketing linkage and small enterprise development. He worked as a marketing specialist in Asian development Bank finance project on Rural Women’s Employment Creation of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs of the Govt of Bangladesh. Prof. Dr Hasan also worked as a consultant with the Grameen Bank financed by the World Bank. In addition, Prof. Hasan has actively participated in the project design phase of “Job Opportunities and Business Support” project for poor Households in Bangladesh sponsored jointly by the USAID. Earlier, he worked on the marketing strategies of the Women Training Center of a foreign NGO working in Bangladesh and the project was sponsored by the UNDP, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He is also serving as visiting professor of Indira Gandhi University, Haryana, India. He has about 45 national and international publications including a good number of research reports, consultancy reports, research papers, conference papers, research monographs, and text books etc. Recently, Prof. Dr Hasan, joined Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University as contractual basis as the Professor of Maritime Tourism & Hospitality.

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