Dr. Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series

Jointly organized by Investment Climate Research Unit (ICRU) and the Business Faculty of American International University-Bangladesh a seminar was organized on “Cost of Presenteeism in organization” under the banner of the “Dr. Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series”. This lecture series was introduced to convey a tribute to the honorable founder & chairman of the university, Dr. Anwarul Abedin for his pioneering efforts in instituting world class education in this country. The seminar was held on 12th July, 2010 at AIUB Auditorium, campus-1. Dr. Hesan A Quazi an Associate professor of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore attended the program as the guest speaker. Dr. Quazi presented his research findings in the seminar and showed the extent of loss or cost to the Singapore economy due to health condition of the employees. His concept of presenteeism is the loss of productivity, when people come to office or factory with a minor health problem. The lecture was attended by the key officials of the university led by Professor  Dr. Anwar Hossain, Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, the Dean of FASS Dr. Tazul Islam, Mr. Lutfar Rahman, Director, Public Relations, AIUB-IFC- investment climate research team, and Faculty members & students of several departments. The program was conducted by Dr. AKM Matiur Rahman, Director, BBA program. Dr. Anwar Hossain delivered the welcome address and also introduced the guest speaker and other special guests to the audience. The AIUB family was very much delighted to welcome the distinguished personalities as the guests of this program. Mr. Shihab Ansari Azhar and Mr. Adnan officials representing IFC, as special guests in the seminar also spoke on the occasion. During the ending session of the seminar Dr. Charles C. Villanueva delivered a vote of thanks to the guests and participants of the seminar. The seminar speaker Mr. Hesan Ahmed Quazi was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and token gifts from the university in recognition of his invaluable service.