Professor Rehman Sobhan, is the founder of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a leading civil society think-tank in Bangladesh which he currently chairs. He is also the Executive Director of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS). He served as member of a number of important national and international bodies including Member of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh National Commission on Money, Banking and Finance. He was a member of UN Committee for Development Planing, Government Council of UN University, Tokyo, Board of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, Group of Eminent Persons appointed by SAARC Heads of State to review the future of SAARC. He also served as Chairman of Grameen Bank. Professor Sobhan has worked and published extensively on the themes of public enterprise, privatisation, debt default, economic reforms, foreign aid, agrarian change, political economy of governance and on South Asian cooperation. He is currently working on the issue of poverty and justice.