Iftekhar Zaman is from Bangladesh. He is the Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
Before joining TIB in September 2004, he served as Executive Director of Bangladesh Freedom Foundation from 1999, Executive Director of Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo (1995-99) and Research Director of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (1982-95).
Main areas of his current interest and expertise are governance, anti-corruption, people’s engagement, social accountability, politics, development, regional security and cooperation, on which he has written and published widely in and outside Bangladesh.
In recognition of his leadership in advocating against corruption and promoting transparency and good governance, Dr Zaman was awarded the first Global Partnership Forum for Social Accountability (GPSA) Award in May 2015. The award acknowledged his role to catalyze institutional, legal and policy reforms and application of participatory social accountability engaging volunteers, particularly youth.