The government has reappointed Dr Zaid Bakht as chairman of the board of directors of Agrani Bank Limited for another three years.
The financial institutions division under the ministry of finance has issued a circular in this regard on December 7.
The renowned economist has vast experience in designing, conducting, and guiding research projects in the field of development economics with a focus on trade, industry, private sector, SME development, macroeconomic management, and physical infrastructure-related issues.
Dr Bakht also has experience in national-level policy formulation in the field of industrial policy, national income accounting practices, development planning, and public expenditure.
Bakht started his research career as a staff economist with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in 1971.
Prior to BIDS, he served the institute in different capacities. He has numerous international publications as a veteran economist.
In his illustrious research career, Bakht led many research projects of GOB and different world organizations like World Bank, ILO, ADB, ESCAP, EU, FAO, UNCTAD, and Japan Bank for International Cooperation.