Zubaidur Rahman completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Ph.D in Finance from University of Manchester, England. He is a Senior Advisor in KPMG Bangladesh responsible for driving Infrastructure, Govt. & Healthcare (IGH) sector.
He is an experienced advisor to companies, governments and international organisations operating in developing and emerging market economies. His work includes strategic advice and change management process. He has deep expertise in country financial accountability arrangements and corporate governance.
As a World Bank staff for about 15 years, his work mainly focused on institutional capacity building activities to assist World Bank’s member countries in strengthening institutional underpinnings of financial transparency, accountability and governance in both private and public sectors of the economy.
At the World Bank, Zubaidur has designed, developed, mainstreamed and led the standards and codes initiative to support strengthening of the national financial systems with ultimate impact on bolstering the international financial architecture. In this regard, he has managed relationship with in-country stakeholders, conducted policy dialogue with high level government officials, developed partnership arrangements with internal and external parties and played a leading role in taking steps for institutional capacity building.
Zubaidur was the founder and managing director of a Big-4 professional services firm offices in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He has demonstrated managerial capabilities with a record of accomplishments in leading the establishment and management of the Central Asia Practice of this firm. Previously, Zubaidur worked as a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the State University of New York and Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
His journey in advisory services dates back to the early 1990’s when he was deeply involved in various consulting activities to support the introduction of market economic system in the former Soviet Union. He has actively participated in various projects for privatisation, private sector development and financial sector reforms in a number of newly independent states of the former Soviet Union.
His major consultancy clients include World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, UNCTAD, UNCTC, Governments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.