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Md. Abdul Karim, former Principal Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, is the Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). Earlier he served as the Secretary to the Government   in   the    Ministries of Commerce, Fisheries and Livestock, Home Affairs, Communications (Bridges Division) and Finance (Internal Resources Division). He also served as the Economic/Commercial Counselor of Bangladesh Embassy in Belgium. Mr. Karim was Chairman of the National Board of Revenue and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. He was Chairperson of a number of national level committees of various Ministries.

Mr. Karim obtained from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and Master of Social Science degree in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham, UK. As the Secretary General of the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation, Mr. Karim is  working at civil society level to promote trade  and   investment   among five countries of the South and South East Asian region including Bangladesh. He is a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Rotarian and contributes   towards  improvement of socio-economic  condition  of  the disadvantaged people. Mr. Karim promotes sports and is the President of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation. He is immediate past President of Bangladesh Scouts (Boy Scouts and Girl Guides) and obtained highest Scout award of Bangladesh. Mr. Karim has traveled to 46 countries. He has lectured at various Universities  as  guest   speaker and authored books and  articles on local government and other subjects. Mr. Karim is leading the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) to implement sustainable, holistic, people centered poverty alleviation and rural development programs in Bangladesh.