PSTC is operated by its constitutionally approved governance structure. Different levels of functionary bodies make PSTC effective as per its policies, guidelines, mandates and approved constitutions.
A seven-member Governing Body (GB) elected by the general body works actively for setting up the standards and reviewing the overall policy guideline of the organization. The GB members oversee the implementation of the ongoing activities of the organization on a regular basis.
The Executive Director, who is also the ex-officio Member-Secretary of the GB, is responsible for overall implementation of the PSTC programs and projects. The ED is joined by Top Management Team (TMT) and a group of qualified and experienced professionals to run the programs and projects undertaken by PSTC.
Dr. Md. Golam Rahman
An educationist, media researcher and communication expert, Dr. Md. Golam Rahman is the Chairperson of PSTC. Dr. Rahman is the immediate past Chief Information Commissioner of the Information Commission of the Government of Bangladesh. He also served as the Chairman of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the State News Agency. Initially started his career as journalist, he moved to teaching profession and taught journalism and mass communication for more than four decades, mainly in the University of Dhaka. Dr. Golam Rahman was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University (2014-15) and the Professor and Head of Department of Language and Communication Studies of the University of Technology, Papua New Guinea (2008-1010).
Former Secretary to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. A S M Mahbubul Alam is the Vice Chairperson of PSTC. During his long career in the civil service, Mr. Alam served as Deputy Commissioner of Kishoreganj. He had also been with the Bangladesh Parliament as Joint Secretary and different Projects’ Director and worked closely with UN agencies like UNFPA, UNDP, and other development organizations like, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc.. He served in the Ministry of Information also and his last working ministry was the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives before his retirement. An urban and local govt. specialist Mr. Mahbubul Alam has been also providing his expert support to UNDP as an advisor.
A S M Mahbubul Alam
Gitali Badrunnessa Hasan
A writer, director and well-known media personality, Ms. Gitali Badrunnessa Hasan is the Treasurer of PSTC. Popularly known as Gitali Hasan is a graduate of Chittagong University where she has her Masters in Sociology with Hons. Ms. Hasan initially started her career as Trainer in the arena of development field and became Master Trainer for Family Health and Counseling. Later she dedicated to writings and so far published more than 30 novels. She became associated with media more closely with the launching of Channel I and regularly writes and directs drama. Since 1997 Ms. Gitali writes Script for film and in 2006 she was awarded Kalakar Puroskar from India for her movie script writing O Amar Chhele. In 2013, she started directing movies with Priya Tumi Sukhi Hou.
A population scientist, demographer, researcher and academician by profession, Dr. Mohammad Bellal Hossain is one of the GB members of PSTC and has been teaching in the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka. He was one of the first recruits of the department and already in the profession for more than two decades. A sociology graduate of University of Dhaka with Hons, Dr. Bellal later had his second Masters from University of Sydney in STI/HIV Medicine and PhD in Public Health and policy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Bellal also served as the department Chair during 2012-2015. Dr. Bellal Hossain is one of the senior Professors of the department and published many articles in the peer reviewed journals both home and abroad.
Dr. Mohammad Bellal Hossain
A youth and adolescent expert, nutrition specialist and development communication practitioner, Ms. Sanjeeda Islam has been in the development arena for more than three decades. Ms. Islam is also a GB member of PSTC. A graduate though in English literature from the University of Dhaka, she had her Master of Public Health (MPH) from NIPSOM topping the list of achievers. Ms. Sanjeeda started her career with Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP), initially as Senior Program Officer and subsequently as Director Programs. Her experience in communications helped her launching Bangladesh Center for Communications Programs (BCCP) along with other initiators. He provided her expert services to Save the Children Australia, UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many more organizations.
A public health expert and a very well-known professional in the area of public health, Mr. Md. Wahiduzzaman Chowdhury is also a GB member of PSTC. He is having about four decades of experiences working in both home and abroad. Mr. Wahid Chowdhury worked with The Asia Foundation for long, later he moved to Marie Stopes as General Manager in late nineties. He also served Afghanistan for about three years with Management Sciences for Health (MSH). A sociology graduate of University of Dhaka with Hons, Mr. Wahiduzzaman had his advanced Diploma in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is expert on designing evidence based health projects which later on were being implemented with different donor supports like USAID, DFID, ADB, GIZ, EC and UNFPA.
Md. Wahiduzzaman Chowdhury
Advocate Rehana Begum
By profession a Lawyer, Ms. Rehana Begum has been in the law business for about two decades. She has been also serving PSTC as GB member in the current board. An affiliate advocate of High Court and Dhaka Judge Court, she also has been serving as Assistant Public Prosecutor of Dhaka Judge Court. Academically a graduate of Chittagong University in Political Science, she had her Law education from Sylhet. An active cultural personality, Ms. Rehana Begum is also a singer and lyricist. She is an enlisted Lyricist with Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar. She is associated with many social works and organizations including PSTC.
An ex-officio Member Secretary of PSTC Governing Body, Dr. Noor Mohammad has been leading the organization, PSTC since Jan 2015. Dr. Noor has three masters in his credit: M.Sc. in Geography and M.Ed. from the University of Dhaka and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He was awarded the Best Student Award for achieving highest grade point average in the session. Later on he did his PhD in Population Education. Having more than three decades of professional experiences and a known professional in the arena of Public Health, Dr. Noor has wide experiences of working with government, NGOs, INGOs, UN, research organizations, development agencies in different portfolios. This is to mention that Dr. Noor was also with Bangladesh Civil Service (7th Batch).