Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed
Founder & CEO, ABCDE
A visionary-corporate professional and researcher serving in the field of HR for the last three decades 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. Ahmed 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, West End High School and Notre Dame College and in the USA at the Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky (BBA concentrating in HRM and MBA in Marketing).
Mr. Ahmed 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.
Some of the organizations Mr. Ahmed is involved in:
American Alumni Association (AAA) – Current Treasurer and Life Member
American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh – Member
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