CM Shafi Sami, former diplomat, has unanimously been elected chairperson of University of Asia Pacific’s (UAP) Board of Trustees, said a press release of the university yesterday.
The other elected office bearers include Prof Dr Mohammad Shariful Islam as senior vice chairperson; Mohammed Nazrul Islam and Tashmeem Shayera as vice chairpersons, and Alamzeb Farjad Ahmed as treasurer.
Sami, former president of Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh, is succeeding Monzoor Ahmad Chowdhury as chair of board of trustees.
CM Shafi Sami has worked in many countries under the ministry of foreign affairs, and he was the chief coordinator of the first Saarc summit. He was also an adviser to the caretaker government of 2006.