Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak
Dr Mohammad Abbas Uddin (Shiyak) has over 17 years of experience in textile and garment production, academic research and environmental consultancy. He has been an active voice for sustainable growth of the textile and leather industry, with a view that environment should be a top priority.
Dr Uddin leads and is responsible for RCB projects for German Development Agency (GIZ) Dhaka, International Finance Corporation (IFC) - The World Bank, Canadian High Commission, Dhaka, British High Commission Dhaka, The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Dhaka etc. He worked as an expert for GIZ Promotion of Social and Environmental standards (PSES II) on sludge management and co-authored a book titled ‘Manual for Sludge Management in Bangladesh Textile Sector’. He also worked as dyehouse expert for ‘IFC-Partnership for Cleaner Textile’ project; is a recognised environmental consultant for ‘Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) – Foreign Trade Association’ and local environmental consultant for Enclude, Netherlands to implement ‘social and environmental management systems’ at Southeast Bank Ltd for global climate partnership fund, Switzerland.
He is certified trainer for ‘Sludge Management on Textile’ for giz and ‘Dyehouse Management’ by Textile Institute UK. He trained representatives from more than 100 textile factories, 20 government officials from Department of Environment (DoE), brand representatives and service providers. He is an Associate Editor for Bangladesh Textile Today magazine and speaker and panelist in local and international seminar/workshop/conference.
Dr Uddin is also working as an Asst. Prof. of Dept. of Dyes and Chemical Engineering in Bangladesh University of Textiles. He has completed his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK under Commonwealth Scholarship and an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. He is also a Chartered fellow of Textile Institute UK.