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About Editor

Mr. A. H. M. Moazzem Hossain is Editor of The Financial Express Dhaka, Bangladesh and also its publisher on behalf of its owning company, International Publications Limited (IPL). He is currently the Managing Director of IPL.

He is a Honours Graduate (1967) and post-Graduate (1968) in Economics from Dhaka University.

On completion of his studies, he joined Habib Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan, as an officer in Training and Research Department and later worked with the Investment and Capital Issues Wing of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, as a research official.

His work as a professional journalist began with the then, The Bangladesh Observer, as a member of its reporting team. He later worked as a Special Correspondent of The New Nation and thereafter, simultaneously as Economic Editor of the United News of Bangladesh (UNB), Dhaka and Executive Editor, The Dhaka Courier. Later on, he joined the Daily Star, Dhaka as its Economic Editor.

He was a member of the management board of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) from 1995 to 2001, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) -- the national news agency -- from 1997 to 2000.

He was the President of Economic Reporters Forum at its launch in 1992.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Janata Bank, a nationalised commercial bank, for two consecutive terms. He was also a director of Securities Trading Company Limited, a subsidiary company of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). He was also an independent director of Bay Leasing & Investment Ltd.

He is an independent director of Southeast Bank Limited.

He was a Fellow and, later on, a Senior Fellow of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

He is a recipient of Life Term Achievement Award of Economic Reporters Forum for Excellence in Economic Journalism, the Distinguished Professional Award for Journalism by Mercantile Bank Limited and Nawab Bahadur Syed Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award for Journalism.

He attended a number of training courses on Development Journalism at home and abroad.

He was a Fellow of Asia Foundation for inter-country comparative reporting in Singapore.

He participated in the International Visitors Programme of the then United States Information Agency (USIA), for Economic Journalists and Writers (1987) and joined as a member of the Bangladesh Editors Team on a visit to the USA (2003).

He was a member of the multi-national Asian Development Bank (ADB) Press Study Team that visited Manila, the Philippines (1991) and participated in the European Community Visitors Programme as well as the international visitors programmes of the governments of the UK and France.

He covered the UN Trade Efficiency Conference in Ohio, USA (1994).

Visited Federal Republic of Germany, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, People's Republic of China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Iraq, Indonesia, Brunei, Turkey Norway, Kuwait, Vietnam and Thailand on different occasions for professional purposes.