Ms. Tamara Hasan Abed is a member of Board Audit Committee of IPDC. She is also Senior Director, BRAC Enterprises and heads BRAC’s 16 social enterprises including Aarong, BRAC Dairy and BRAC Seed & Agro Enterprise. Tamara is part of BRAC’s Executive Management Committee.
Tamara is a member of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University, the BRAC University Syndicate and the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of BRAC University. She is the Executive Trustee of Ayesha Abed Foundation and Director of BRAC EPL Investments Ltd, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Ltd, BRAC Karnafuli Tea Co. Ltd, BRAC Kaiyacherra Tea Co. Ltd, BRAC Kodala Tea Estate, BRAC Services Ltd, Bangladesh Netting Factory Ltd, BRAC Industries Ltd. and BRAC Environmental Enterprises Ltd. She also served on the Board of BRAC Bank Limited for eight years until June 2016. Tamara started her career in 1995 as an investment banker in Corporate Finance at Peregrine Capital Ltd., Dhaka and worked in Goldman Sachs in New York in Mergers and Strategic Advisory. She also worked in BRAC’s Urban Development Programme and managed a small business of her own in the hospitality industry. She has 20 years of experience in multiple sectors including retail, finance, social enterprise, development, dairy and hospitality both locally and internationally. Tamara is an Asia 21 Young Leader and was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader 2010. She received the Outstanding Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress in 2014. She has a BSc (Econ.) honours degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. In 2014, Tamara attended an executive course on Transformational Leadership at Oxford University’s Said Business School.