Nurur Rahman Khan

Chairman
FSB (Future Solution for Business) Ltd.


Chairman
Amar Desh Amar Gram

 

Other Association

  • Partner, Architect : Tanya Karim N.R.Khan and Associates
  • Adjunct Faculty : BRAC University
  • Visiting Faculty : North South University
  • Ex- Faculty : Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
  • Ex-Adjunct Faculty : University of Asia Pacific
  • Director : Muzharul Islam Archives
  • Ex-EC Member : Institute of Architects Bangladesh

Graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1990 with the highest honor in design, the 'Habibur Rahman Award'. Completed Masters from the same university with the highest grade for which he was awarded the 'Ahsanur Rahman Gold Medal Briefly taught full-time in BUET after graduation and later left to concentrate more on his practice 'Tanya Karim N.R.Khan and Associates' which went on to win national competitions, the prestigious IAB award, and whose work has been published widely both at home and abroad.

Was member education of Institute of Architects Bangladesh and represented Bangladesh on several occasions. Was the only Bangladeshi to be the juror on the Arcasia awards. Has lectured widely in many universities around the world such as Yale, Columbia, Harvard, RISD, Catholic University of America, Washington, NCA, in Pakistan, CEPT, in India, School of La Defense, Paris, France Was ex-adjunct faculty at the University of Asia Pacific and is currently guest faculty at BRAC University and North South University.

Besides Architectural professional and education  Nurur Rahman Khan is one of the founder and the Chairman of FSB and Amar Desh Amar Gram ( My Country My Village) is the pioneer in e-commerce  for poverty elevation in Bangladesh.

He believes that Most of the time come up with ideas that lead to poverty elevation, and empowerment, or opportunity development is either heavily dependent on funding by other or donor agencies, or tied to a credit based solution, or does not provide immediate solution.

He was deeply concerned about these issues that were prevailing in the country. He also was strongly connected to designing information technology based solutions for many different areas such as education, commerce, cultural hub archiving, data management etc.

Then he decided to channelize his effort, ideas and vision to bring to people not only new hope but concrete solution that will lead to immediate opportunities and we went ahead and created the project called Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village). All the project co inside with MDG and he feel proud to be seriously active in this.

Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) already recognized worldwide by United Nation solving Millennium Development Goals WSYA 2011.Also in our bag of accolades are the Manthan award, South Asia 2011 Digital Inclusion for Development in the category of e-business and enterprise, Won the award from e-asia 2011 on the category of best business model and localized application/content from South Asia and won the National Digital Innovation award on e-commerce, Business and Finance. Got the ICT Summit Eurasia 2012. Istanbul ,Turkey competing all the best and top company in Europe and asia.

 Education:
Masters in Architecture from BUET, with highest grade and was awarded the 'Ahsanur Rahman Gold Medal' Bachelors in Architecture from BUET, 1990, with the highest honor in design, the 'Habibur Rahman Award'

Professional & Academic Affiliations:
1) Member, Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) 
2) Enlisted Architect, RAJUK (Capital Development Authority)
3) Member, ArcAAB (Architecture Alumni Association, BUET) 
4) Ex-faculty: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, ( BUET) 
5) Ex- adjunct faculty: University of Asia Pacific
6) Visiting Faculty: BRAC University 
7) Visiting Faculty: North South University 
8) Course Instructor "Between Theory & Practice" a architectural theory course for young professionals
at "ECOLE DE DESIGN" at ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
9) Visiting Masters Studio Guide to IUAV Venice , Italy

Seminars and Papers:
1) Student delegate, Arcasia 
2) Official delegate, Singapore 
3) Official delegate of Institute of Architects (IAB), Indonesia
4) Delegate, Theatres of Decolonization, Chandigarh
5) Delegate, Arcasia, Beijing 
6) Presented a presentation on Louis Kahn's Assembly Building in Theatres of Decolonization 
7) Author and presenter of the paper, ' A Question of change' at the UIA congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005 
8) Author and presenter of paper, ' The Bazaar Revisited' at the UIA congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005 
9) Author of the book , "The Assembly Building" published on occasion of the 100th birthday of Louis I Kahn 
10) Presenter of paper, Dhaka workshop, USW2DA, Dhaka, 2005
11) Was guest speaker at , RISD 
12) Author of the paper, 'Place, Time and Education', for CAA conference

Talks, Presentations & Lectures:
1) "The Foreigner" a lecture on Kahn's work in the Subcontinent—at Yale University , USA 
2) "A critical review of Kahn's work in Bangladesh" --- at Columbia University, USA 
3) A lecture of Kahn;s work and Own work in the backdrop of Kahn's and Muzharul Islams work at
Catholic University of Washington, USA 
4) A lecture on Kahn's philosophy of Architecture at NCA , Lahore,
5) "Kahn in Context" - alecture of Kahn's work in Dhaka-at NUS, Singapore
6) A presentation and detail analysis of Kahn's Assembly Building in Dhaka-at 
School of Architecture At La Defence , Paris, France. 
7) A lecture on Kahn's work and Own work -at GSD, Harvard University USA.
8) A lecture on Kahn's work and Own work -at CEPT Ahmedabad, India. 
9) A lecture on Some selected work of LOUIS I Kahn in the USA-at IAB Lecture Series 
10) A lecture on Mughal Architecture in Pakistan-at IAB Lecture Series 
11) A presentation of Own work at ANGAN Lecture Serise –at BRAC University 
12) A Lecture on Sufism at US Embassy , Dhaka. 
13) Invited main panel speaker to ARCASIA forum in Korea 
14) Presented the talk "aA Bengali Modernism" in IUAV, Venice.

Professional achievements, awards and competitions:
1) Recipient of Institute of Architects Bangladesh award 2000, for 'the Pavillion'(residence for Anisul Huq)
2) Recipient of Institute of Architects Bangladesh commendation, for Boutique shop for Massive Lights
3) Winner, national design competition project for Bangla Academy Building, Dhaka 
4) Second prize, 'Design on Mausoleum of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman' at Zia Uddyan, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, 2004 
5) Third prize, 'Design for Shaheed Zia Memorial Complex at Kalurghat, Chittagang', 2005 
6) Winner, international design competition for Bhutan Telecom Headquarters, Thimpu, Bhutan 
7) Winner, international design competition for Center for Rehabilitation of Destitute Women (Renew) complex, Bhutan 
8) 'Boutique shop for Massive Lights' was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 
9) 'Boutique shop for Massive Lights' and the 'IT building for Chittagang University' were nominated for the Arcasia Awards 
10) During Arcasia, Dhaka, the 'Row-houses project' in Dhanmondi Road-29 nominated by IAB for Arcasia Awards 
11) Local consultants, Thai Embassy project, Dhaka 12) Local consultants, Indian High Commission project, Dhaka 
13) Design for three Border Posts between UAE and Oman 
14) Design for Portlink Tower Building, current headquarters for Standard Chartered Bank, Dhaka.


Professional achievements, awards and competitions:
15) Design for Eastern Bank Limited head office building (selected through closed competition) 
16) Design for IT building, Chittagang University (selected through closed competition) 
17) Consultants for HSBC bank 18) Consultants for Citi NA Bank 
19) Consultants for American Express Bank 
20) Consultants for UN head offices 
21) Consultants for UNDP offices
22) Consultants for WHO 
23) Consultants for WFP for Standard Chartered Bank, Dhaka

Amar Desh Amar Gram and FSB (Future Soltuion for Business) ltd  Awards and Achievements

Date:11th September 2012
ICT Summit Eurasia 2012
There were 12 finalists among them were 
1) ARDIÇ Technology
2) CARDTEK Group
3) FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
4) INNOVA
5) KOMTEL Technologies
6) SİSOFT Healthcare Information Systems
7) TAV Information Technologies
8) TELENITY
9)TURKCELL
10) TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON Euro GmbH

FSB won the jury's special award 

FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) – a virtual marketplace named as www.Amar Desh eSHOP.com for better economic opportunities for the farm producers in rural communities of Bangladesh.
Link: http://www.bilisimzirvesi.com.tr/12/2012/09/11/ict-summit-eurasia-awards12-kazananlari/?lang=en

Date:12th November 2011
United Nation MDGs Goal
World Summit Youth Award 2011

My Country My Village has been selected by the WSYA Jury 2011 as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content, addressing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals –in the Category Power 2 Women! As such, it has been chosen among over 700 contributions as one of the 33 most
outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content worldwide which address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and its action plan towards the year 2015 to help bridge the digital divide and form a sustainable information society. The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and serves as a platform for young people from all UN member states who use Internet and Mobiles to get Action on the MDGs.
Link: http://youthaward.org/winners/my-country-my-village

Date:2nd December 2011
Manthan Award, South Asia

Digital inclusion for development in rural areas in the category of e-business and enterprise.
Link: http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1050

Date:2nd December 2011
E-asia  2011 Award
Won the award on the category for best business model in localized application /content from south asia for the project Amar Desh Amar Gram.
Date: 6th -8th July  2011

Digital Innovation Fair Organized by Government Won the National Digital Innovation Award on e-commerce, Business and Finance.

Link: http://www.eaward.org.bd/eaward_new/PDF/77.pdf
The only company in Bangladesh among the Private sector for the project "Amar Desh Amar Gram".

Web:
www.fsb.com.bd
www.amardeshamargram.com / www.mycountrymyvillage.com
Email : nrkhan3@yahoo.com, nrkhan@fsb.com.bd
Phone:+8801711520037

 

Sharifun Hassan Bithi Vice Chairman FSB (Future Solution for Business) Ltd. Amar Desh Amar Gram

Working in Bangladesh Televison as Head of Preview Committee.She is from a renowned family background well known for her brother the Late poet Kobi Ruddro Mohammed Shaidullah and as herself is known as a social worker who wants to see poverty banished forever. She helped poor and needy people all along .her commitment to the issues of education, training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged women. It is her who started first school at her village to trained girls free of cost.
Established 5 schools for disadvantages boys and girls her aims to work with the most underprivileged women in the society. These women are often the most neglected and are in need of much assistance and support. Her wills and wants assimilated to the project Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village)plays the role of a facilitator.
The women are placed in an enabling environment, with other women of similar socio-economic backgrounds. They are trained and then given the opportunity to generate income using the e-trade concept sitting at their home.

The project creates a virtual marketplace named as Amar Desh eSHOP for better economic opportunities for the farm producers, SME entrepreneurs, underprivileged women and rural communities of Bangladesh.  The system plays a crucial role in protecting interests of indigenous industries in rural areas by creating income opportunities of rural marginal people, small and handicraft industries and agro-based industry are encouraged in this system by ensuring utmost cooperation in the expansion of markets at home and abroad. A solution for reduction in rural-urban migration. If the victims are under the effect of climate change, it would not affect their livelihood as they have their own identity and virtual mall from where she can earn again even if she has lost everything. She can start earning again through her establishment in the virtual world which is recognized nationally and internationally.
Amar Desh Amar Gram and FSB (Future Soltuion for Business)ltd  Awards and Achievements

Date:11th September 2012
ICT Summit Eurasia 2012
There were 12 finalists among them were 
1) ARDIÇ Technology
2) CARDTEK Group
3) FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
4) INNOVA
6) KOMTEL Technologies
8) SİSOFT Healthcare Information Systems
9) TAV Information Technologies
10) TELENITY
11) TURKCELL
12) TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON Euro GmbH
FSB won the jury's special award  FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) – a virtual marketplace named as www.Amar Desh eSHOP.com for better economic opportunities for the farm producers in rural communities of Bangladesh.
Link:http://www.bilisimzirvesi.com.tr/12/2012/09/11/ict-summit-eurasia-awards12-kazananlari/?lang=en

Date:12th November2011
United Nation MDGs Goal
World Summit Youth Award 2011
My Country My Village has been selected by the WSYA Jury 2011 as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content, addressing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals –in the Category Power 2 Women! As such, it has been chosen among over 700 contributions as one of the 33 most
outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content worldwide which address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and its action plan towards the year 2015 to help bridge the digital divide and form a sustainable information society. The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and serves as a platform for young people from all UN member states who use Internet and Mobiles to get Action on the MDGs.
Link: http://youthaward.org/winners/my-country-my-village

Date:2nd December 2011
Manthan Award, South Asia
Digital inclusion for development in rural areas in the category of e-business and enterprise.
Link: http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1050

Date:2nd December 2011
E-asia  2011 Award
Won the award on the category for best business model in localized application /content from south asia for the project Amar Desh Amar Gram.
Date: 6th -8th July  2011
Digital Innovation Fair Organized by Government Won the National Digital Innovation Award on e-commerce, Business and Finance
Link: http://www.eaward.org.bd/eaward_new/PDF/77.pdf
The only company in Bangladesh among the Private sector for the project "Amar Desh Amar Gram".

Sadequa Hassan Sejuti

Managing Director

FSB (Future Solution for Business) Ltd.

The pioneer woman entrepreneur to move Bangladesh forward with ICT. With an academic background in architecture she left her professional career when she found her contribution to an e-commerce project can change the livelihood of people of Bangladesh and help bring them get out of poverty.

The tool for the development she selected was ICT. There is no better way than using Information Technology to mitigate aspects of this global disease that we call poverty, towards a more self dependant Bangladesh. Sadly the use of Information Technology is available to a certain echelon of society more specifically the upper and middle class. As a result majority of the population of our country is still unaware of the importance of free exchange of information and benefits that could come out of its expansion. 

Bearing heavy responsibilities manage both the team in urban head quarters and the mass in rural areas. Managed thousands of rural beneficiaries by giving lectures and making them aware of the world of technology and how to use e-commerce to trade.
Got an opportunity to attend the Mosaic Young Leadership Training, Founded by Prince of Whales at Qatar ,Doha 2011.

With our project (My Country MY village) we take computers and web access to the lowest income group and empower them with a possibility that was not ever previously available to them before. This project is the real possibility of a Digital Bangladesh, where digital technology reaches out to the furthest corners of our country bringing change to countless lives.

Gave women entrepreneurs free training from our e-centers which empowered. This project got the Award from Power to women categories in United Nation WSYA 2011.

She was part of the 5 years strategic plan for Government in Bangladesh for e-services to enhance the citizens quality of life .

Her contribution for rural people led to the digital mela held in 2010 in Mongla upazilla.

Was present in National media to encourage women entrepreneurs to be in IT

Awards and achievements:


Amar Desh Amar Gram and FSB (Future Soltuion for Business) ltd  Awards and Achievements
Date:11th September 2012
ICT Summit Eurasia 2012
There were 12 finalists among them were 
1) ARDIÇ Technology
2) CARDTEK Group
3) FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
4) INNOVA
5) KOMTEL Technologies
6) SİSOFT Healthcare Information Systems
7) TAV Information Technologies
8) TELENITY
9)TURKCELL
10) TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON Euro GmbH

FSB won the jury's special award 

FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) – a virtual marketplace named as

www.Amar Desh eSHOP.com for better economic opportunities for the farm producers in rural communities of Bangladesh.
Link:http://www.bilisimzirvesi.com.tr/12/2012/09/11/ict-summit-eurasia-awards12-kazananlari/?lang=en

Date:12th November 2011
United Nation MDGs Goal
World Summit Youth Award 2011

My Country My Village has been selected by the WSYA Jury 2011 as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content, addressing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals –in the Category Power 2 Women! As such, it has been chosen among over 700 contributions as one of the 33 most
outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content worldwide which address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and its action plan towards the year 2015 to help bridge the digital divide and form a sustainable information society. The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and serves as a platform for young people from all UN member states who use Internet and Mobiles to get Action on the MDGs.
Link: http://youthaward.org/winners/my-country-my-village

Date:2nd December 2011
Manthan Award, South Asia

Digital inclusion for development in rural areas in the category of e-business and enterprise.
Link: http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1050

Date:2nd December 2011
E-asia  2011 Award
Won the award on the category for best business model in localized application /content from south asia for the project Amar Desh Amar Gram.
Date: 6th -8th July  2011
Digital Innovation Fair Organized by Government Won the National Digital Innovation Award on e-commerce, Business and Finance
Link: http://www.eaward.org.bd/eaward_new/PDF/77.pdf

The only company in Bangladesh among the Private sector for the project "Amar Desh Amar Gram".
Web : www.fsb.com.bd
www.amardeshamargram.com / www.mycountrymyvillage.com
Email: sejuti@fsb.com.bd
sadequahassan@hotmail.com
Phone:+8801552493350

Ataur Rahman
CEO, Director
FSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.

Amar Desh Amar Gram

 

Internet technology enhancing the lives of thousands was an obsession for a healthy part of my working career.For the love of my country After my graduation I came back to my country to work on ICT for development.

Graduated from BSC(Hons)  in  Computer Networking from university of Bedfordshire, Uk  always want his country people to get connected to a network where they can share trade, knowledge , culture etc to alleviate  social classification. He want to represent his country people to international and to create a communication among them to the world.

Assimilating Bangladesh to the digital age resulted in 
Amar Desh Amar Gram(My Country My Village),a self sustainable development model 
entirely the product of years of toil and endless love facilitated by ICT.

The only and the pioneer e-commerce platform design and built by him in Bangladesh to elevate poverty. We didn't have e awareness in our country and During the initiative of the project, not only the rural people but also the urban clan was skeptical about the outcome. One of the biggest challenges was the online payment gateway. Bangladesh back in 2009 didn't authorize local credit card transaction online.

We created a doorway in time when there was no e-commerce let alone e- payment. Our project changed the banking system by convincing Bangladesh bank to open the payment gateway for credit card and with the support of  Brac Bank we launched the first ever e-commerce in our country which was Inaugurated by Dr.Atiur Rahman Governor Bangladesh Bank. We proudly boast the first ever ecommerce transaction in Bangladesh on our site in BDT currency.

Then the challenges to create e-awareness among the villagers was an achievement .First barrier was there are villagers who had no access to computers in their life time .To train the youth and building a community around our e-center was another challenge.

To manage such centers and to communicate to the village producers the aspects Human Resource Development (HRD) was also a big challenge for Amar Desh Amar Gram. ICT  literacy and e -education  had to be  leveraged  to  tackle  the  most  difficult -to -teach  and  difficult -to -learn  subjects  and also to provide  vocational  education opportunities  to  the  youth  and  adults  in  order  to   build  newer  skills  and improve   productivity .

The traditional market system, middle man was always a stumbling block for us as our e-trading system is breaking those syndication and creating a direct market place for the farmers and the producers both nationally and internationally. Policy, corruption, syndication and garnering attention and motivation to drive the city youth to work alongside its rural counterpart are also our biggest challenges to solve. 

Our achievements came when we got some major awards in 2011-2012 
Amar Desh Amar Gram and FSB (Future Soltuion for Business)ltd  Awards and Achievements

Date:11th September 2012
ICT Summit Eurasia 2012
There were 12 finalists among them were 
1) ARDIÇ Technology
2) CARDTEK Group
3) FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
4) INNOVA
5) KOMTEL Technologies
6) SİSOFT Healthcare Information Systems
7) TAV Information Technologies
8) TELENITY
9) TURKCELL
10) TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON Euro GmbH

FSB won the jury's special award  FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd. – Bangladesh
Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) – a virtual marketplace named as www.Amar Desh eSHOP.com for better economic opportunities for the farm producers in rural communities of Bangladesh.
Link: http://www.bilisimzirvesi.com.tr/12/2012/09/11/ict-summit-eurasia-awards12-kazananlari/?lang=en

Date:12th November2011
United Nation MDGs Goal
World Summit Youth Award 2011
My Country My Village has been selected by the WSYA Jury 2011 as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content, addressing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals –in the Category Power 2 Women! As such, it has been chosen among over 700 contributions as one of the 33 most
outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content worldwide which address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and its action plan towards the year 2015 to help bridge the digital divide and form a sustainable information society. The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and serves as a platform for young people from all UN member states who use Internet and Mobiles to get Action on the MDGs.
Link: http://youthaward.org/winners/my-country-my-village

Date:2nd December 2011
Manthan Award, South Asia
Digital inclusion for development in rural areas in the category of e-business and enterprise.
Link: http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1050

Date:2nd December 2011
E-asia  2011 Award
Won the award on the category for best business model in localized application /content from south asia for the project Amar Desh Amar Gram.
Date: 6th -8th July  2011
Digital Innovation Fair Organized by Government Won the National Digital Innovation Award on e-commerce, Business and Finance
Link: http://www.eaward.org.bd/eaward_new/PDF/77.pdf
The only company in Bangladesh among the Private sector for the project "Amar Desh Amar Gram".


Professional Experiences :

IT Consultancy
Micro Biology Lab
Bangladesh Science Laboratory

Al-Hikmah School, Luton, Bedfordshire,UK
Network Administrator (2006- 2008)
Used to provide networking design and support, technical assistance to students with network management systems including troubleshooting, operating, configuring and upgrading. Instructed on data base management, system administration, LAN troubleshooting and system engineering .Provided emergency support within flexible time.
* Researched and analyzed complaints and problems to provide solutions within a half-hour of an initial call, promoting customer satisfaction and reducing problem escalation within company.
Affordable Car Hire, Broxborn, UK
Project Manager (2007) Maintained the whole project of e-commerce and car hiring which is developed by ColdFusion and MSSQL. Had migrated that system to PHP and MYSQL
Educational Qualification:
Bsc (Hons) in Computer Networking University Of Bedfordshire, UK (2002-2006) Favourite Modules: Networking, Wireless Networking, Database development, Object Oriented design using UML.
Professional Qualification
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) -2004 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) -2004
Technical Skills
Platforms: Windows 2000/2003 Server(s) , XP Professional, Linux, Cisco. Network: TCP/IP, SNMP, Wireless Networking Design, Switches/Routers, LAN/WAN. Web Design tools: Front page, Dreamweaver. Language: SQL, My SQL, HTML, PHP, XML, Macromedia ColdFusion.

Contact information:
Web:www.fsb.com.bd
Email:ataur@fsb.com.bd
Phone:+8801923226017
Address:House 44,Road 11/A,Apt B1, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209. Bangladesh