The Managing Director is responsible for heading the overall administration of the Trust. With a prudent corporate structure in place, the operations are supported by six major business functions. These include: Finance and Accounts, Human Resource and Administration, Legal & Asset Management, Project & Infrastructure Development, Internal Audit, Social Business.
Parveen Mahmud, is the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Telecom Trust. In her varied professional career Ms. Mahmud has been working with social innovations, entrepreneurship and sustainable development at grassroots’ level. She was a practicing chartered accountant. Ms. Mahmud is the Council member and was the first woman President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) for the year 2011. She was also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), apex accounting professional body of the SAARC. She was partner, ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants. Ms. Mahmud was Working Group Member, Consultative Group on Social Indicators, UNCTAD/ISAR. She was the Deputy Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), apex funding organization for microfinance. She was the member of National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and founding board member of SME Foundation. She serves numerous Boards including Grameen Danone Foods Ltd., Grameenphone Ltd., Manusher Jonnyo Foundation (MJF), RDRS, and BRAC International etc. She Chairs the Finance and Audit Committee of BRAC International and Linde Bangladesh Ltd. She is the Chairperson of Micro Industries Development and Assistance Services (MIDAS), which promotes women entrepreneurship and MSME. Ms Mahmud is the Chairperson of Shasha Denims Ltd., and was the Chairperson of Acid Survivors’ Foundation. She was also the vice chairman of Under Privileged Children’s Education Program (UCEP) Bangladesh. She is the Advisory Committee member of the People’s Voice: Strengthening SDG Implementation in Bangladesh. She is the President of Business Professional Women Club, Chittagong Chapter and Vice President of Bangladesh Federation of Business and Professional Women (FBPW), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ms. Mahmud is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh. A research book sponsored by Commonwealth Secretariat has identified and chose Ms Mahmud to be a case study in the book “ Championing Women Leaders Beyond Sponsorship published by Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. Ms Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.