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Hafiz Siddiqi

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Nationality  Bangladeshi
Education  BA, MA, MPIA, PhD
Occupation  academic
Born  1931 (age 85–86)Hazaribagh Thana, Dhaka District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Books  The Readymade Garment Industry of Bangladesh
Alma maters  University of Dhaka, University of Pittsburgh, University of Manchester
Institutions  North South University, BRAC University, University of Dhaka, Ohio State University

Hafiz G A Siddiqi (born in 1931) is a Bangladeshi academic. He served as the vice-chancellor of North South University and the director of Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.


Early life and education

After finishing class 4, Siddiqi decided to completely memorize the Quran. Four years later, after the memorization, he earned the title Hafiz and went back to a regular school.

Siddiqi got his bachelor's and master's in economics from the University of Dhaka. He earned MPIA (Master of Public and International Affairs) degree from University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and MBA degree from Kelley School of Business at the Indiana University Bloomington. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester.


Siddiqi started teaching at Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, where he served for 20 years. He later became the director of the institute. He moved to the United States and was appointed as a professor of international business and management at Ohio State University and Minnesota State University for eight years.

Siddiqi joined North South University in 1993. He became the pro-vice-chancellor in 1998 and the vice-chancellor of the same university in 2003. After an early retirement in 2010, Siddiqi joined BRAC University as a professor emeritus.

In 2008, Siddiqi worked as a depositor director of BRAC Bank. On 6 November 2008, Siddiqi was appointed as a director of Bangladesh Bank. He worked as a consultant to World Bank, Asian Development Bank and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.


Siddiq authored 14 books in total.

  • The Readymade Garment Industry of Bangladesh (2004)
  • Newspaper articles
  • Siddiqi, Hafiz (15 March 2009). "Managing Digital Bangladesh 2021". The Daily Star. 
  • Siddiqi, Hafiz (21 March 2013). "Making a university world class". The Daily Star. 
  • Siddiqi, Hafiz (15 March 2014). "GSP suspension - overcoming the challenge". The Daily Star. 
  • References

    Hafiz Siddiqi Wikipedia

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