Professor Abdul Bayes has joined as Director, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division on 01 June 2015. Before joining BRAC he has been serving as a professor in the Department of Economics, Jahangirnagar University. Earlier, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University and chairman of Bangladesh NGO Foundation. He has more than thirty seven years of experience in research and consultancy with IRRI, ADB, World Bank, Danish embassy and The Netherlands embassy. He has authored several books, articles and has a long list of journal publications to his credit. He did his M. Eco. From the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia and also from Dhaka university. He has a post graduate, diploma in economics from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra.