Engr. Kazi Absar Uddin Ahmed
Managing Director, NWPGCL
Engr. Kazi Absar Uddin Ahmed has joined as the Managing Director of North-West Power Generation Company Ltd. on 7 May, 2023. He is the Ex-officio of the NWPGCL Board. Prior to joining NWPGCL, he served Bangladesh India Friendship Company Limited (BIFPCL) as Managing Director. He also served as the Chief Engineer (Generation), BPDB from December 2020 to January 2021, and Chief Engineer (Planning & Design), BPDB from January 2020 to November 2021. He was born on 15 February, 1963, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He completed his Secondary Schooling Certification in 1978 and Higher Secondary Certification in 1980. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1986. He also completed Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) from Civil Service College, Dhaka under the University of Dhaka (DU) in 2008.
Engr. Ahmed joined BPDB as an Assistant Engineer on 06 September, 1986. During the tenure of BPDB posted as Assistant Engineer, Sub-divisional Engineer, and Executive Engineer, he served in Karnafuli Hydro Power Plant, Kaptai, Rangamati, Office of the Project Director, Crash Program Generation, Dhaka, Directorate of Electrical Equipment, Dhaka, Directorate of Design & Inspection-I, Office of the Chief Engineer (Generation), Dhaka, Directorate of Design & Inspection-II, Directorate of Design & Inspection-IlI and Directorate of Project Planning, Dhaka till February 2014.
Engr. Ahmed also worked as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of BIFPCL from February 2014 to February 2017 as a secondment (lien) from BPDB. Later, he was repatriated to BPDB and served as the Director, Directorate of System Planning, BPDB, Dhaka from March 2017 to December 2019. He served as the Chief Engineer (Planning & Design) and Chief Engineer (Generation), BPDB Dhaka from January 2020 to January 2021. He was also a board member of BR-Power Generation Company Ltd.
He attended several local and international training, professional certification courses, technical inspections, and official deliberations in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Germany, South Korea, P.R. China, Indonesia, UAE, Thailand, India, and other countries. He was also an executive and management level trainer and mentor at BPDB and BIFPCL.
He is a Life Fellow at the Institute of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh, and a Member of the Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS).