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Work Experience

  • President
    Bangladesh Philippines Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (BPCCI)
    A natural succession after DCCI, Akber Hakim became the president of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry and has been vital in developing and promoting trade and commerce between Bangladesh and Philippines. His expertise and dynamic business views has been crucial in furthering the cause of BPCCI.
    Present 2019
  • Managing Director & CEO
    ENGINEERING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL (ERI) LTD
    In creating the first true process engineering company in Bangladesh, he provides leadership and strategic direction to a group of more than fifty national and international experts in all areas of engineering services from design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance to high level consultancy and overall project management.
    Present 2012
  • Founder & Head Coach
    CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP (C4L)
    Centre for Leadership is a non-profit organization where we believe that everybody has the ability to achieve immense success in every aspect of their lives if they follow certain proven and time honored practices used by successful people all over the world. The skills sets that are taught here are based on sound scientific principles that are beyond reproach, and have been applied in all circumstances with astonishing results.
    Present 2009
  • Director
    Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI)
    He provided his expertise and knowledge gained from years of experience from home and abroad and served earnestly as the Director of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI). In the two years of his tenure, he represented Bangladesh countless times in the international arena through DCCI and made his mark in the sphere of trade, commerce and economy.
    2019 2017
  • Chairman & CEO
    AMERICAN STONE EXCHANGE
    Nurtured this importer and distributor of natural stone from inception to a serious contender in the East Coast of the USA. Grew the company from a humble retailer to a multi-million dollar household name, eventually serving a client base of approximately 8 million.
    2010 2005
  • Principal Consultant
    CAREER ADVANCEMENT & LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Led numerous seminars and workshops across the United States to troubleshoot, organize and develop organizations, particularly its human resource capital. Sought after coach and mentor.
    2007 2001
  • Regional Vice President
    P F S (CITIGROUP)
    Directed the recruitment, training and operations of over 1000 Personal Financial Analysts (PFA) with multiple offices spread across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Broke every sales and growth record in the world’s largest financial services marketing organization. Voted MVP (Most Valuable Person) on several occasions.
    2001 1994
  • Vice President
    WESTCOTT COMMUNICATIONS
    Directed the strategy and planning functions of this NASDAQ listed Satellite Telecommunications Company.
    1994 1992
  • Vice President & CFO
    HSC (ICF INTERNATIONAL)
    As the Chief Financial Officer, oversaw the accounting, finance, human resources and information systems functions of the health care subsidiaries of ICF International, a fortune 500 Company.
    1992 1990
  • Director
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, HSN (PRIMARK CORPORATION)
    Directed the accounting, finance, human resources and information systems functions of this multi-company, multi-state subsidiary of a fortune 500 company.
    1990 1987
  • Assistant Vice President, Operations Officer
    BANK OF RIO GRANDE AND FIRST STATE BANK
    Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.
    1987 1984
  • Lecturer
    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, WNMU
    Taught various business courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
    1986 1984
  • Various Engineering Positions
    Worked in various capacities in Bangladesh and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    1982 1981