Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman
Dr. Rahman earned BSS and MSS degrees in economics from the University of Dhaka. With a Commonwealth scholarship, he went to School of Oriental and African Studies to complete his Ph.D. in 1977. His thesis later came out as a book under the title Peasants and Classes published by the Oxford University Press. Rahman was awarded "Central Banker of the Year 2015" from the Asia-Pacific region, in recognition of his achievement in supporting lending to farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) without compromising growth and macroeconomic stability, by the London-based Financial Times owned magazine, The Banker; he was also awarded the Central Bank Governor of the year 2015. In 2014, he received the GUSI Peace Prize International 2014 for his work in the field of economics focusing on the welfare of poor people. Professor Rahman was also awarded the "Indira Gandhi Gold Plaque" in 2011,the AtishDipankar Gold Medal in 2000 and the Chandrabati Gold Medal in 2008.