DR RUBANA HUQ
Dr. Rubana Huq is a businesswoman, and a poet. Dr. Huq is the Vice Chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW), a fully independent, regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development. Dr. Huq is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUW. She is the immediate past President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and she was also the first female occupant of the post. She is the Managing Director of Mohammadi Group, a family business conglomerate whose journey began exporting readymade garments, and has since diversified into software, digital distribution, real estate, power generation and the group’s latest is the launch of a television channel called Nagorik. She was featured in BBC’s 100 Women. Huq won the SAARC Literary Award for her poems in 2006. Her first book of poems is titled Time of My Life. She is the former CEO of TV Southasia, a collaborative platform of South Asian electronic media based in Kolkata.
She has recently been elected to represent the global manufacturers in the UNFCCC fashion industry charter for Climate Action for the period of 2021-22 to the Steering Committee of UN Fashion Charter.
Dr. Huq holds a PhD in English Literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata and a M.A. in English from East West University in Dhaka. In earlier years she was educated at Viqarunnisa Noon School and Holy Cross College.
Dr. Huq is the Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.