Professor Dr. Abul Hashem
Board of Directors
BASIC Bank Limited
Professor Dr. Abul Hashem was born in a respectable Muslim family on January 31, 1950 in the district of Feni. He achieved Ph.D. degree in Accounting from the then USSR in 1981 and he published the abstract of his Ph.D. thesis in the prestigious 'Moscow Institute of National Economy' presently known as 'Plekhanov Russian University of Economics' in the same year. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Suffolk University, Boston, USA during the years 1998-99. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar, he carried out a policy research on Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh. He has also achieved M.Com. Degree in Accounting in 1971 (Examination held in 1973) from the University of Chittagong. He joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, University of Dhaka, in 1974 and became Professor in 1992. In his long academic career, Dr. Hashem taught various accounting and finance related courses in BBA, MBA and Evening MBA programs of the department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Dhaka. He carried out many research projects and supervised hundreds of graduate theses. His specific research interests include securities market, investment decisions, corporate finance, insurance and risk management, financial reporting, portfolio management and measuring the associated risks.
He is also serving as the Vice Chancellor of Anwer Khan Modern University (AKMU), Dhaka and honorary Professor of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Dhaka. Prior to that he was the Chairman of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited from February 13, 2017 to February 12, 2020. He also served as the Full-time Member of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh from 2011 to 2015. He was the Treasurer of University of Dhaka from 1999 to 2002.
He retired as a Professor from the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Dhaka, after completing a very successful and diversified career of about 42 years with extensive teaching and research experience. During this period, he ornamented some of the very prestigious positions of the University of Dhaka, among others the Treasurer, Faculty Dean, Departmental Chairperson, Chairperson of Bureau of Business Research, Director of Evening MBA program, Provost of Hall, Member of Senate, Syndicate, Teachers' Association of different universities.
Professor Hashem published quite a good number of research based articles in various local and international journals. He attended and presented research papers in many national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. For academic and professional purpose he visited many countries like Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Thailand, China, Pakistan, Nepal, The Netherlands, UK, USA, Hong Kong, France, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia.
He contributed enormously for the development of the stock markets of Bangladesh during his tenure as the Chairman of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). As a full time member of the apex higher education regulatory body of Bangladesh, namely, the University Grants Commission (UGC), he contributed immensely towards the quality assurance of the higher education systems of both the public and private universities. As a highly successful academician, administrator and organizer, he provided his valuable services in the governance of universities, financial institutions, stock exchanges, and the society at large. Professor Dr. Abul Hashem as a visionary person contributed tremendously towards development of the education and corporate regulatory sector of Bangladesh.