A former Principal Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Abdul Karim is the Managing Director of PKSF. Mr. Karim was Secretary to the Government in the Ministries of Commerce, Fisheries and Livestock, Home Affairs, Communications (Bridges Division) and Finance (Internal Resources Division) before his appointment as Principal Secretary to the Government.
Mr. Karim obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Chittagong and Master of Social Science degree in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham, UK. He participated in many professional training programmes at home and abroad. He also attended many international summits, conferences, meetings and seminars including the United Nations General Assembly. He held diplomatic assignment as Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels. Mr. Karim has travelled in 45 countries in all continents.
Mr. Karim is the Secretary General of the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation. A Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Rotarian, Mr. Karim is the President of Rotary Club of Dhaka Buriganga for the year 2016-2017. He is the President of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation and immediate past President of Bangladesh Scouts (Boy Scouts and Girl Guides). He has received the highest Scout Award of the country. Mr. Karim is now the Advisor of Bangladesh Scouts and President of Bangladesh Scouts Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Asian University for Women in Chittagong.
Mr. Karim has lectured as a guest speaker at various Universities and training institutions. He has authored books and articles on local government and other subjects. He is leading PKSF towards implementation of holistic, people-centered integrated programmes and projects for poverty alleviation, inclusive financing and sustainable development of Bangladesh.