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Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen


Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen is the former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. He was President of the United Nations High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation. He served as President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level. He was Vice President and Acting President of the 67 th United Nations General Assembly. He was also Chair of Peace Building Commission of the UN. Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Momen was the Chairman of the Business Administration and Economics Department at the Framingham State University in Massachusetts. He also served as an Economic Adviser, under the Saudi Ministry of Finance and National Economy prior to the bombing in Riyadh in 2003.

Dr. Momen was a faculty member in Merrimack College, the Salem State College, the Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts,Cambridge College and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and the Massachusetts School of Technology. He also worked as an economist at the World Bank, Washington D. C. Prior to coming to the Harvard University as a Ford Foundation and Mason Fellow to pursue higher education in 1978, he worked in the Bangladesh government service under different ministry. Professor Momen is a writer and an activist. He has written four books and published over 250 papers and articles. He has a PhD in economics and an MBA in Business Administration from the Northeastern University (Boston) and an MPA in Public Administration, Public Policy and International Economics from the Harvard University (Cambride), a LLB in Law, an MA in development economics and a BA from the University of Dhaka.