Board of Directors
Dr. Arif Jubaer
Founder & CEO
Dr. Arif Jubaer is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Bangladesh Education and Research Institute (BERI). Dr. Jubaer is also the founder of Daily Positive (D+)-a media agency of positive news, Arif Systems-an IT & business consultancy firm and Babatye- an online clothing brand. In the last 15 years, based on his unique experiences both in academic and industry world, Arif has setup business strategies, processes, policies and led product development for large enterprises and mid-to-small size businesses.
Dr. Jubaer completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Information and Communication Technology in 2010. Since then Arif has been working as sessional lecturer at various reputed universities in Australia.
Dr. Arif Jubaer says, “Education is a vehicle that can take you from your current location to your future dreamland.”
Dr. Rifat Sharmin
Dr. Rifat Sharmin is an educator and gynecologist surgeon with extreme passion for woman education. Dr Sharmin is a founding member of a reputed medical center in Chattagram, Bangladesh. Although she is no longer doing births, Dr. Sharmin has delivered over 300 babies.
In addition to her medical practice, she is on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations in Bangladesh and Australia. Dr. Rifat Sharmin is involved in medical missions donating her time and expertise in clinics and hospitals .
Dr. Sharmin is a research supervisor of many university students at various higher education institutes in Australia and Bangladesh and her main research interest lies in the integration of technology to medical science.
Dr. Hafizul Islam
Dr. Hafizul Islam is an experienced business development manager who has equal footings both in academia and industry. He is a committed professional with 10+ years of experience in market research and analytics, consumer insights, leading and managing projects and consulting engagements, conducting market due diligence, and crafting reports with impact. Dr. Islam completed his Ph.D. in Marketing at the University of Melbourne Business School in 2010.
Before that, he completed his Master’s degree in Information Systems from Texas A&M International University. As part of the specialization, he also completed a Graduate Certificatein Research Commercialization from the University of Melbourne.
Country Head UTS Program in Bangladesh
Naquib Khan is an experienced leader in international business having held senior roles in organisations such as Nestlé Bangladesh, PHILIPS Bangladesh and Lindé (BOC) Bangladesh. He has also been engaged and continues to be engaged as a member of business organisations such as the Chittagong Stock Exchange and Switzerland-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce.
As a musician, Naquib Khan is a renowned performer, including international performances. In addition, he has composed over 500 original Bangla songs, including being a music composer for Theme song of birth centenary celebration of our father of the nation and SDG Song for Hon’ble Prime Minister’s office.
He has demonstrated the ability to be able to combine his corporate leadership roles with a highly successful musical career, as well as contributing to community groups. This diversity of experience has led to him being able to blend his international experience in both the corporate and cultural sectors to provide a unique perspective for Bangladesh Education and Research Institute.
Team Lead & Manager
Business Development Manager
Natalia is an investor, entrepreneur, strategist for success and believes that the only constant is change. She has many years of experience as a Program Manager in software development, helping clients in Europe, Africa, and North America to discover and apply tools, strategies, and resources to achieve amazing results and deep satisfaction. Client-oriented, eager to deliver benefits, earn and keep customers’ trust, and promote innovation. Senior business strategy and operational leadership specialist. Combining over 10 years experience with igaming, sports-betting, esports, blockchain, finance, and customer retention.
Business Development Manager
Zhaklina is a business professional with valuable experience in execution and managing of various projects in a multicultural client-facing environment. She has significant experience in Key Account Management and Sales of investment goods in the automotive industry and has extended her business expertise as Project Manager (PMP) in the manufacturing industry. Zhaklina is an open-minded, curious and solution-oriented person with strong interpersonal skills. She is a responsible and experienced professional with a profound sense of communication and strong organizational skills, highly motivated to create productive partnerships.
Foreign Advisor Board
Peter is a highly experienced senior leader in education, career and skills development, with that experience spanning Australia, Oceania, Asia, Europe and North America. This has included both the private and public sectors in schools, vocational and higher education, universities and global career management, as well as managing and partnering in his own businesses in China, India and Australia.
Peter was previously the CEO of Swinburne College, a division of Swinburne University; the manager of Careers & Learning for the Navitas Group and spent 12 months as the European Manager for Navitas Professional. He was an early participant in international education with a focus on offshore relationship development and management. He has been an education professional throughout his career.
His current focus is on the development of transnational education and student mobility. A key interest is to explore and develop programs using digital engagement to expand both reach and access of education and career management development to a large audience, remaining focused on the improvement of graduate outcomes.
Dr. Suresh Sood
Dr. Suresh spends time on a variety of projects and roles with over two decades of developing innovative curricula with professionals and tertiary institutions including social media marketing, machine learning, natural language processing and marketing technology.
His full-time role as Director of behavioural Big Data with Brain Value Pty Ltd focuses on the impacts of behavioural science on professional work. This includes research and interventions into business intelligence and cognitive biases using eye-tracking, facial expressions, electrocardiogram and brainwaves with augmented reality.
In an advisory role, Suresh serves as the Chief Data Scientist for Simple (marketing and communications) and India’s newest bank Dvara Money serving gig economy workers. He has previously served as the Data Scientist for Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and continues to work on joint projects with both CA and ACCA. Most recently, he co-authored the Analytics in Finance and Accountancy report.
Kieran is an experienced professional who has engaged in international education and related industries throughout his career. He has proven success in building and developing business across Asia at higher education and college levels. He has direct experience in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Australia.
Kieran is also the General Manager of Kudos, responsible for their Sydney office as well as leading project management of clients and technology to ensure positive outcomes. Prior to this, Kieran held a succession of roles with Navitas Professional including their National Sales Manager, Head of Careers & Internships, and Victorian State Manager.
His most recent interests include identifying easily implemented AI technology that impacts business and individuals in a measurable and intelligent way.
Dr. Alauddin Bhuiyan
Dr. Alauddin Bhuiyan is an educator, inventor, computer scientist and with deep life science and medical technology expertise covering the spectrum of life science and med-tech. He has been working in the retinal imaging and image-based disease screening area for more than 15 years.
He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School and was the recipient of prestigious Endeavor Australia Award 2014 and recognized as a distinguished Australian. He has been holding an Associate Professor position at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 2019.
Dr. Bhuiyan received his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr.Bhuiyan is a holder of multiple issued and pending patents. He has multiple high impact publications in the field, and published more than hundred research articles, which have been cited by more than a thousand peer-reviewed publications.