Mr. Abdul Karim

Nominated by MIDAS Financing Limited

Mr. Abdul Karim joined the Board of MIDAS Investment Limited as Director nominated by MIDAS Financing Limited on November 07, 2023. He is a retired Secretary to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and served the Government in different capacities. He also worked in the Ministries of Communications, Defense and Finance. He held the posts of Member (Finance) and Chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Director of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation, Managing Director of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and Managing Director of Bangladesh Shilpa Bank. After serving the Government for more than 31 years he joined Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) in December, 1992 and discharged the responsibilities of Managing Director till December 11, 2011. He had also served as Managing Director of MIDAS Financing Limited from May 1995 to April 2004.

Mr. Karim is a B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in Economics from the University of Dhaka and has training in Advanced Accounting, Management Accounting, Public Administration, and Small Enterprise Promotion at both home and abroad. He travelled to the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., the Federal Republic of Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Nepal as well as India to conduct studies and attend training courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Mr. Karim taught Economics and Statistics at Dhaka University in his early years. He is now also on the Board of Directors of Village Education Resource Centre (VERC), Savar, Dhaka and of South Asia Partnership (SAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, as honorary Treasurer.