Board of Trustee

The Board of Trustee (BoT) is the highest policy making body of the organization having meeting at least once in every three months. At present the body consists of 6 members and they are 1) Begum Shamsun Nahar (National Consultant, Gender Specialist, LGED) as Chairperson, 2) Mr. Minar Monsur (Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq) as Member, 3) M. Zahirul Alam FCA (Sr. Consultant and General Manager (Internal Audit) Janata Bank Ltd.) as Treasurer, 4) Tofail Ahmed PhD (Consultant, UNDP, Bangladesh), 5) Ms. Ruma Akter (Peoples Organization Leader, COAST Cox’s Bazar Region) and 6) Ms Halima Begum (Peoples Organization Leader, COAST Bhola Region) as Member in the board. A part from this M. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury (Executive Director, COAST Trust) has also been acting as Ex-officio Secretary of Board of Trustee.

COAST Trust believes the Participation, Accountability and Transparency (PAT) in its own governance. It has written manuals on Human Resource, Field Operation manuals, Finance & Audit manuals maintaining internationally accepted standards, which are also being regularly reviewed. It has regular process reporting to local government, to all upper level and also has annual systematic review process interacting with all internal and external stakeholders including beneficiaries. There is a meeting system where all the stakeholders including the staff have the regular scope of participation. COAST has the initiatives to build institution of the poor families i.e. People Organization (PO) who also has the scope of participation in the COAST decision making process in all level. Thus in all these way, COAST believes that it is a people centred organization.

The accounts and financial systems of the organization are audited by the external audit firm enlisted by the NGO Affairs Bureau in every year. During the year 2002 (Jan-Dec) our annual financial account was audited by S.F. Ahmed & Co, during 2003 (Jan-Dec) and 2004 (Jan-Dec) it was audited by Masih Muhith Hoque & Co., during 2005 it was by A. Wahab & Co, during 2006, 2007 and 2008 (Jan-June`6 month) was audited by HudaVasi Chowdhury & Co., during FY 2008-2009 was audited by SF Ahmed and Co, during FY 2009-2010 was audited by HudaVasi Chowdhury & Co., during FY2010-2011, FY 2011-2012 and FY2012-2013 was audited by SF Ahmed & Co. All the audit reports can be found in our website i.e. www.coastbd.net which is updated regularly.

Board of Trustee Profile

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Chairperson

Name Begum Shamsun Nahar
Date of Birth 1st July 1963
Fathers Name Alhaj Md. Nurul Islam Mian
Mothers Name Alhaj Begum Jahanar Islam
Spouse’s Name Mr. C.K. Majumdar
Permanent address The Palace, Apt. B-2, House-12, Road-9, Banani, Block-G, Dhaka-1213
Educational Qualification Master of Social Science (MSS); Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Post Graduate Diploma in General Management Course (Denmark)
 Profession address Gender and Development Specialist (in LGED for ADB-IFAD project), in  Dhaka. Mobile: +8801715101981, Email: rahans@gmail.com

Short Brief
Ms. Begum Shamsun Nahar, a Bangladeshi Social Scientist and Gender Expert, works as an Independent Consultant since 1987 having more than 27 years of experience through the 37 long term and short term assignments (14 as Team Leader) of internationally funded projects. She is capable to lead and coordinate policy initiatives through the full cycle of research, policy development, financial and option analysis, and executive approval processes; and ensures that policies developed are consistent with government direction and takes into account the Ministry’s legislation, regulations, and programs relating to projects objectives. She has expertise in project management, policy analysis, project design, implementation and evaluation of projects and NGOs. She also has expertise and long experiences of conducting training and preparation of training module and materials from grass root to policy level people and travelled abroad for presenting papers in the international conferences, seminars and conducting training on Gender so she has been in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), etc. as well as she has visited all 64-districts and more than 90% of Bangladesh including Islands and outreach areas. She is a founder member (and the member of First Steering Committee) of the “Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)” since the creation in 2000 at the 2nd World Water Forum in the Netherlands, the GWA has grown to an international network of almost 2100 members, organizations and individuals, in 120 countries worldwide. She is also heading women organization and coordinating national / international networks with strong inter-personal and communication skills. She is currently Chairperson of Coast BOT and contributed as member and Treasurer from the year 2003.

 


PP_Minur_monsurVice-Chairperson

Name Mr. Minar Monsur
Date of Birth 31 December 1959
Fathers Name Abdul Mahbub
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Tahminara Begum
Permanent address House-11, Road-01, Block-B, Section-6, Mirpur, Dhaka.
Educational Qualification MA
 Profession address Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq, 40-Kawran Bazar, Dhaka.
Mobile: 01914900781, Email: minarmonsur@gmail.com

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Treasurer

Name M.Zahirul Alam, FCA
Date of Birth 1st January 1952
Fathers Name Azahar Mia.
Mothers Name Late Feroza Begum
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Dilshad Alam
Permanent address Flat-A/6, Block-B, Road-6, Plot-111, Basundhara R/A, Dhaka.
Educational Qualification MSc (UK), FFA, FCA
 Profession address Sr. Consultant & General Manager (IA), Janata Bank Ltd, 48, Motijeel, C/A, Dhaka-1000. Mobile: 01191476999, Email: zahirulalam15@yahoo.com

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Member

Name Dr. Tofail Ahmed
Date of Birth 4th May 1955
Fathers Name Jalal Ahmed.
Mothers Name Sofia Begum
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Masuda A Chowdhury.
Permanent address Flat No:A-4 (5th Floor), House-19, Road-12, Sector-4, Uttara, Dhaka.
Educational Qualification BSS (Hon) MSS Ph.D
Profession address Local Governance Adviser UNDP Bangladesh, IDB Bhaban, Sher-e-Bangla Bhaban, Dhaka. Mobile: 017111354545, Emaill: ahmedt_dr@yahoo.com

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Member

Name Ms. Ruma Akter
Date of Birth 01 January, 1963
Fathers Name Md. Moqbul Ahmed
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Md Ahmed
Permanent address Vill: East Rajarkul, Hajir Para, UPz: Ramu, Cox’sbazar
Educational Qualification Class-VIII
 Profession address People`s Organization Leader, Cox’sbazar Region,
COAST Trust. Mobile: 01824857014

Short Brief

She is from Cox’s Bazar district. She is the Secretary of the Ramu branch People’s Organization. She joined COAST micro finance group to get some financial and technical supports to make herself self reliant. Later she had got some loans, with the financial and technical support Ms. Ruma Akter has made her self reliant by doing some business. As a group member she has very much inspired the regular development education of COAST. She has been involved in various social mobilizations and social actions. She believes that, as a member of the Board of Trustee, she will be able to turn her dream into reality which is to disseminate knowledge to mass people as much as she can. She believes that, she will be able to raise the voice of the beneficiaries of COAST to the BoT.

 


Halima

Member

Name Ms. Halima Begum
Date of Birth 01 June, 1975
Fathers Name Md. Jomir Hassan Maji
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Md. Mahasin
Permanent address Vill: Jinnagar, Ward-8, Charfasion Paurashava, Charfassion, Bhola
Educational Qualification Class-VIII
 Profession address People`s Organization Leader, Bhola Region,
COAST Trust. Mobile: 01764776420

Short Brief

She is from Bhola district. She is the Secretary of the Jinnagar branch People’s Organization. She joined COAST microfinance group to get some financial and technical supports to make herself self reliant. Later she had got some loans, with the financial and technical support Ms. Halima Begum has made her self reliant by doing some business. As a group member she has very much inspired the regular development education of COAST. She has been involved in various social mobilizations and social actions. She believes that, as a member of the Board of Trustee, she will be able to turn her dream into reality which is to disseminate knowledge to mass people as much as she can. She believes that, she will be able to raise the voice of the beneficiaries of COAST to the BoT.

Related documents

buttetTrustee Constitution [Download]


buttetBoard of Trustee audit and finance committee Meeting

  • 11th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 10th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 9th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 8th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 7th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 6th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 4th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 3rd BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 2nd BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]

buttetBoard of Trustee Meeting

  • Minutes of the 87th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 26 December 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 86th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 27 June 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 85th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 14 February 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 84th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 18 October 2014 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 83th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 26 June 2014 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 82th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 04 April 2014 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 81th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 18 December 2013 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 80th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 5 October 2013 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 79th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 15 June 2013 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 76th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 19 January, 2013 [Download]

buttetToR Board of Trustee [Download]