Mr Md Abdul Awal
Executive Director, Credit and Development Forum, Bangladesh
Mr Md Abdul Awal began his career as a banker where he innovated two products: MFIs-Bank Business Partnership and Credit for Urban-women Micro-entrepreneurship (CUMED).
Mr Awal joined the Credit and Development Forum (CDF) in 2003 where he now coordinates the initiative to introduce credit bureau for Microfinance, leads the staff information bureau and promotes financial inclusion among CDF’s 720 member MFIs. He is a member of the BWTP Advisory Council as well as founding member and Vice Chairman of the South Asian Microenterprise Network (SAMN). Mr Awal has been very successful in promoting rapport with fellow national, regional and international networks of microfinance institutions.
Mr Awal completed his studies in Agricultural Economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University and has successfully completed numerous overseas post-graduation trainings at University of Bradford (UK), Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Nairobi,Kenya), Naropa University (Colorado, USA), Asian Institute of Management (Manila) and Harvard Business School at Harvard University, USA.