Dr. Abbas Uddin Bhuiya, a renowned Public Health and Social Development researcher, succeeded Ms. Begum Shamsun Nahar, as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee and General Council of COAST Trust on 19 January 2020. Ms. Nahar served COAST Trust as its Chairperson for the last 6 years. Dr. Bhuiya brings a rich and diverse set of experience in research and organizational management and leadership through his long career at ICDDR,B and involvement in other national and international organizations.
Members of the COAST Executive Committee and General Council and its staff welcome Dr. Bhuiya to lead the Executive Committee and General Council in fulfilling the organizational mandate. COAST also gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Ms. Nahar, who will continue as a member of the General Council.