Brilliant ADB-Associate

Minhajur Rahman Khan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. Minhajur Rahman Khan is one of the brilliant ADB-Associates who are successfully representing Bangladesh.

Career Story:

Presently working as Associate Safeguard Analyst at Asian Development Bank (ADB)- Bangladesh Resident Mission. Started my career as Engineer – Health, Safety, and Environment in Midas Safety Incorporation (a renown multinational PPE – personal protective equipments) manufacturing organization. Later joined BSRM as Engineer- Health, Safety, and Environment as corporate EHS personnel. Got chance to worked with Summit Group (a leading power generation company in the private sector of Bangladesh) as Senior Assistant Manager- Environment, Health, and Safety.

Life Journey:

I open my eyes at 6 am. I have a fixed time for my prayer in the morning. I start my way to my office at 7 am. Usually, I take my breakfast in the office (which is prepared by my wife). I check my emails and messages on the way to my office. Arriving at the office, my first task is to make a “to-do list”. This is very important for me to get my works done perfectly and timely. I stay at my office up to 6-6.30 pm. Coming back, I take rest for a while and immediately get ready for the gym. Sound health helps me to be focused on my targets. Before going to sleep, I love to spend some quality time with my family.

Education and Professional Development:

Completed B.Sc in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering form Noakhali Science and Technology University. Doing Masters in Engineering on Renewable Energy from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.

Hobby and Other Interest:

Lots of hobbies. Mostly interested in experiencing different foods and traveling inside and outside the country with my wife. Besides, I love to play cricket whenever I get any chance. Watching movies is my another interest.

Corporate Perspectives:

Sustainability is the keyword in the field of ultimate development.

Own Life Philosophy:

Believe in a straightforward philosophy. I always work “to become”, not “to acquire”. Always want to be the reason of others smile.

Personal Social Responsibilities (PSR):

To me, Personal Social Responsibilities mean “Improving my surroundings. I always try to give positive feedback to my FNF in every issue. I have a mindset up to contribute globally through helping the local community. For example, planting trees, getting involved in building up the orphanages and educational institutions, etc.

Highlights of Achievements, Merits, & Honour:

  • Certified Lead Auditor of ISO 14001:2015, OSHA 18001:2007.

  • Trainer of Environment and Social Impact Assessment.

  • Certified Basic First Aid and Emergency Rescuer.

  • Certified from Fire and Safety department of GoB.

  • Attended International Training on ESIA, H&S, etc.

Utterance:

I firmly believe that making excuses is easy but making improvement is that, what really matters. Maybe we live for a day, but if we can make it fruitful, a day is enough.

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