Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed
Founder & CEO, ABCDE
A visionary-professional in the field of HR for the last three decades. An academician, researcher and corporate personality who has earned due respect as a distinguished HR professional due to his outstanding contribution in the field of HRM and HRD. He is fondly called as the Founder of Modern HR Practices in Bangladesh.
Mr. Rakib has served multinationals in the USA, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh such as Pepsi Co., United Saudi Commercial Bank, British American Tobacco, Unilever, Sanofi-Aventis, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Best Aviation,  DBL Group, Anwar Group, KAFCO etc.  He was also a Business faculty at the Kentucky College of Business, USA and Asst. Prof. at the American International University – Bangladesh.


An American of Bangladeshi origin, educated in Bangladesh and the USA (BBA concentrating in HRM and MBA in Marketing). Mr. Rakib is the only Bangladeshi-American who has been awarded a PATENT for his original work in the field of HR (Recruitment and Selection) known as Rakib’s Recruitment Rule – R3 by the Gov. of Bangladesh in 2016.  
He has been awarded “100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals” by World HR Congress in Mumbai, India in 2017.
Here is the list of some the organizations Mr. Rakib is involved in:
Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM), Board Member
  • Bangladesh Foreign Employment Council (BEFC), Vice President
  • Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
Vice President, Ex GS, and Life Fellow
  • BSHRM Institute of Professional Development, Vice Chairman
  • Bangladesh Organization for Learning and Development (BOLD) Founding
Trustee Member & Treasurer
  • Society of Human Resource Management of America (SHRM)Member
  • American Alumni Association (AAA) Ex EC and Life Member
  • American Chamber of CommerceMember
  • Youth Career InstituteChief Career Advisor
  • GradSkills AcademyLead Strategic Partner