Professor Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb is the Vice Chancellor of BRAC University. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University. He also served as Member, Board of Trustees, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies and as President for two terms of Bangladesh Development Initiative (USA).
Before joining BRAC University Professor Andaleeb was Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Sam & Irene Black School of Business, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He is the editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies since 1999. He has published widely in peer-reviewed and practitioner journals and has presented invited papers at Oxford University, the Harvard School of Public Health and Cornell University’s South Asia Program on improving health services in developing countries. Recently he presented a paper at a conference held at University of California, Berkeley on health metrics for hospitals in Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Development Initiative. His present pursuits are on strategic initiatives and capacity development at a premier institution of higher education in Bangladesh. He was selected as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, twice selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and served as a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. He has consulted for The World Bank, UNFPA, ILO, FAO, IFAD and various corporate bodies in the United States; he has also advised the Government of Bangladesh on various social development programs including health care and education and consulted widely for the private sector. He served on the expert panel for Transparency International, Bangladesh. He is the recipient of teaching, research, and outreach awards at The Pennsylvania State University and has edited several books on socioeconomic and political aspects of Bangladesh.