EDGE is an independent consulting, training and research organization and is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We thrive to provide research, management and market based solutions for development projects, NGO`s, INGO`s, private and public sector to fight against poverty and for economic growth for the people of the countries facing the need for good governance, economic and social change.

We excel at designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and communicating market based solutions. Our specialization is in market systems approach for development in low and middle-income economies – also referred to as making markets work for the poor (M4P) ,we also have an edge in providing strategies for sustainable development. In all our work we seek to tie a strong operational perspective with knowledge of the development context and a commitment to wider development objectives.

Our goal is to change the way that development is done. We have particular expertise in sector development, financial services, SME development, and the policy environment.

Our Vision:

To become the most respected and innovative consultancy firm in the emerging markets, creating innovative and effective solutions in the sectors of our focus.

Our Mission:

To enable the poor in emerging markets improve their quality of life, by delivering innovative, market based, high value, and end to end solutions through our partners.

The Edge team


Khairul Islam

Chairman and CEO


khairul.islam@edge.com.bd



Mohd. Fahad Ifaz

Director


fahad.ifaz@edge.com.bd



Moshfequel Alam

Program Manager


apollo.moshfeque@edge.com.bd



Kallol Kumar Roy

Intervention Manager


kallol.roy@edge.com.bd



A.S.M.Monirujjaman

Senior Market Development Officer


moniruj.jaman@edge.com.bd



Mahmudur Rohman

Research Coordinator


mahmudur.rohman@edge.com.bd



Masudur Rahman

Market Development Specialist


masudur.rahman@edge.com.bd



Mohsana Ferdows

Program Officer


mohsana.ferdows@edge.com.bd



Diptimoy Chakma

Market Development Officer


diptimoy.chakma@edge.com.bd



Gazi Raihan

Manager ,Finance


gazi.raihan@edge.com.bd



Golam Mostofa

Program Manager


golam.mostofa@edge.com.bd



Forhad Julfiker

Manager Admin and Logistics


Rafel.Forhad@edge.com.bd



Sujayet Kabir

Business Consultant


sujayet.kabir@edge.com.bd



Mashrufa Tithy

Business Consultant


mashrufa.tithy@edge.com.bd



Md Altaf Hossain

Senior Technical Advisor


altaf.hossain@edge.com.bd



Yasin Kabir

Program Manager


yasin.kabir@edge.com.bd



Rajibul Islam

Business Consultant


Rajibul.Islam@edge.com.bd



Nahyan Asif

Program Manager, ICT


nahyan.asif@edge.com.bd



Samar Singho Roy

Intervention Manager


samar.roy@edge.com.bd



Mozammel Hoque

Senior Advisor




Shimu Karolin Shikder

Business Consultant


shimu.shikder@edge.com.bd



Aminul Moven

Program Manager


Aminul.Moven@edge.com.bd



Mehnaz Sanjana

Asst. Research Manager


mehnaz.sanjana@edge.com bd



Jonaed Iqbal

Project Officer


jonaed.iqbal@edge.com.bd



MD. Taswir AL- Islam

Project Officer


taswir.islam@edge.com.bd



Aparajit Roy

Project Officer


aparajit.roy@edge.com.bd



Margaret Chiran

Project Officer


margaret.chiran@edge.com.bd



Touhidur Rahman

Monitoring & Impact Assessment Specialis


touhidur.rahman@edge.com.bd


EDGE was founded by its present chairman Mr. Khairul Islam in 2008. He is a renowned international expert in the field of M4P, management consultancy, training, research, program design, implementation and project evaluation. He also is an accomplished entrepreneur and has several other ventures. While pursuing his other ventures, EDGE as a firm was not taking off. However as an individual consultant his skills and expertise was flourishing and was being attached to important organizations and projects.

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Khairul Islam

Chairman and CEO

In his childhood, Khairul dreamt of becoming a mechanic! He is a mechanic now but rather than fixing machinery, he has dedicated his career to help fix the inequality of society through advocating inclusive growth. With an educational background of Engineering blended with Development Studies and bolstered by more than 10 years of experience, Khairul’s key expertise lies on market system development. He has implemented a good number of projects as well as worked as a consultant for many organizations to help design programs to address market related constraints and bring in systemic change. His country experience includes Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria.


khairul.islam@edge.com.bd

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Mohd. Fahad Ifaz

Director

“There is no reason to not to follow your heart …keep looking for things that you love doing “, these famous words by Steve Jobs has been an inspiration for Fahad. Following his heart he decided not to join the wave of regular corporate jobs, but to try and do something meaningful. With his economics background and hunger for business analytics, he joined market and private sector development. He worked at Katalayst, one of the pioneer projects in market development approach and later at The World Bank group. His leadership skills, thorough understanding of businesses and people, and his fascination for innovation at the bottom of the pyramid markets ,has led him to design , plan and implement numerous interventions. He loves travelling and photography.


fahad.ifaz@edge.com.bd

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Moshfequel Alam

Program Manager

Apollo Moshfeque had a dream of becoming an architect! However he pursued his academics in agriculture from Bangladesh Agriculture University and blended it with market linkages for the poor to address their food security.After 13 years of work experience on social, technical and institutional interventions , he can claim to be an architect of eradicating porverty. Currently he is managing the Maize Market Development project.


apollo.moshfeque@edge.com.bd

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Kallol Kumar Roy

Intervention Manager

Kallol Kumar Roy has over Twelve and half years of experience in agribusiness, enterprise and market development; technology transfer and information dissemination; value chain/ market development approaches in the agriculture sector. He has extensive knowledge on critical factors which affect agriculture production, including: access to finance, markets, information and services; government institutions and policies. He also has experience of working for one of the largest conglomerates at their Bangladesh office , CP.Mr. Kallol completed his master’s degree on political science and he dreamed a poverty free Bangladesh.


kallol.roy@edge.com.bd

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A.S.M.Monirujjaman

Senior Market Development Officer

Monir is a committed development professional working over 10 years on the arena of Agriculture, Market, Livelihoods, Social and Governance sectors in Bangladesh with different International and National development organizations. He obtained Masters of Science (MS) degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and always wanted to be a development professional! He has dedicated his carrier for positive livelihoods change of small and marginal farmers and market actors of Bangladesh through Agriculture and Enterprise development.


moniruj.jaman@edge.com.bd

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Mahmudur Rohman

Research Coordinator

Being an Applied Anthropologist he started his professional life in development sector.He has applied his education in developing reasult measurement strategies and conducting surveys, assessments and analysis for various organizations. He is specialized in market development approach and has worked in a arange of researches througouth his ten year career.


mahmudur.rohman@edge.com.bd

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Masudur Rahman

Market Development Specialist

Growing up with a dream of becoming a Physician Mr. Rahman completed his student life with a degree in agricultural science. Rather than serving the diseased people he is now working for the most vulnerable and underprivileged of the society in improving their socioeconomic condition as well as shaping the areas of development and economic empowerment which ultimately reflect positively on their livelihoods. He has been working through development organizations with more than a decade-long experience in the sector.


masudur.rahman@edge.com.bd

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Mohsana Ferdows

Program Officer

Mohsana Ferdows has completed double Masters which is MBA majoring on Finance from East West University and MBS majoring on Accounting from National University. She has joined EDGE Consulting Limited in 2014 as a Program Officer. Her goal is to develop a career in financial sector where she can make meaningful contribution continuously to help the organization and the country obviously with pro-activeness, honesty and dedication.


mohsana.ferdows@edge.com.bd

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Diptimoy Chakma

Market Development Officer

He is a son of from the hill of Khagrachari! Around 06 years of practical experience in agricultural market develoment, covering different international NGOs , national/consultancy firms/organizations (EDGE Consulting limited, GMark Foundation, GMark Consulting Limited, Winrock International, MJF, Anando, Zabarong kaylan samity,Trinamul Unnayan sanstaha) and Government Organizations (DAE, BARI& BAU .His key expertise is on market development approach or making market work for the poor (M4P)


diptimoy.chakma@edge.com.bd

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Gazi Raihan

Manager ,Finance

He has completed his M.Sc. in Accounting & Finance from University of Greenwich. Currently looking after the Finance department of EDGE Consulting Limited, which is a rapid growing company in the development sector. He wants to build his career as a finance and accounts specialist and entrepreneur of a food chain company.


gazi.raihan@edge.com.bd

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Golam Mostofa

Program Manager

Mostafa has 17 years of experience working in MNCs in Agrochemicals, Livestock & Fisheries products marketing and sales. 7 years of remarkable experience as a Regional Sales Manager of Novartis Bangladesh. He has his expertise in forecasting and budgeting sales and supervision up to end of the customers. He has an MBA degree and started his career in development and then moved on to the private sector.


golam.mostofa@edge.com.bd

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Forhad Julfiker

Manager Admin and Logistics

Forhad Julfiker wears many hats. He is responsible for making things move at EDGE Consulting. However that is not his only identity. He also has experience in rural and social development with organizations like CARE and Changemaker. He provides training on garments compliance and is also a trainer for SME foundation on entrepreneurship and business development. He has a Masters in Social Science and his lifelong dream to be an export oriented agro entrepreneur.


Rafel.Forhad@edge.com.bd

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Sujayet Kabir

Business Consultant

Sujayet is working for the vegetable sector in sensitizing partners regarding Market Development Approach, partner coordination, cropping pattern study, establish collaboration between partners, oversee project execution, MRM feedback etc. He has prior experience of working in BASIS, MDF-Market Development Forum and ActionAid Bangladesh. He is a business graduate from North South University and a passionate sports enthusiast who will seize any opportunity to get on a football pitch.


sujayet.kabir@edge.com.bd

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Mashrufa Tithy

Business Consultant

Tithy has completed her B.A & M.A on International Relations from Jahangirnagar University. She works as a Business consultant in Vegetable sector in EDGE Consulting Ltd. She has previous experience of working in Gmark Consulting Ltd. & Dnet as research assistant. She loves to visit new places & reading books.


mashrufa.tithy@edge.com.bd

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Md Altaf Hossain

Senior Technical Advisor

More than 34 years, he has been actively involved in the development sector and for more than 30 years in senior management positions either as a Director or Team Leader or Program Manager or National Advisor or Senior Consultant with many reputed national and international projects/organizations namely Shiree/DFID, CLP/DFID, CARE, SDC, JOBS/USAID, ACTIONAID, Muslim Aid UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, EU, WB, TDH Switzerland and Netherlands, BRAC etc. Currently he is a Senior Technical Advisor at EDGE Consulting. He has experience of several project and proposal evaluation for organizations like PKSF, DFID, USAID, Shiree, CLP in the areas of Livelihood, food security and market development in agriculture


altaf.hossain@edge.com.bd

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Yasin Kabir

Program Manager

Yasin Kabir is an expert in conducting and facilitating community risk assessment reports in ward, union and upazilla level. He had worked as a DRR expert for cyclone preparedness in coastal belts of Bangladesh. He also specialized in DRR for earthquake preparedness and worked in close proximity in developing the course curriculum MCM and FSCD. He is also specialized in retrofitting for earthquake, tidal surge and flood protection and played a very key role in developing H&S policy for WaterAid Bangladesh. He completed his M.Sc from KTH, Sweden on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure and completed his B.Sc in Civil Engineering from BUET.


yasin.kabir@edge.com.bd

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Rajibul Islam

Business Consultant

Rajibul Islam is working with EDGE Consulting as Business Consultant. Previously he worked with iDE, Bangladesh, PRAN-RFL Ltd. and was also involved with different youth and voluntary activities with organizations like Bangladesh Scouts, UNFPA-Youth Forum for RH, and Commonwealth Youth Network Bangladesh etc. Rajibul Islam has done his MBA & BBA from IBA, Jahangirnagar University majoring in Marketing. Rajibul Islam believes- Everything is fun when there is inner peace and inner peace can be earned through making others smile. So he always looks forward to giving his best effort for the betterment of people as well as the society. He also loves to travel different places and interact to people with different cultural backgrounds.


Rajibul.Islam@edge.com.bd

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Nahyan Asif

Program Manager, ICT

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan. This word from great Jordan has always been an inspirational for Nahyan. “Don’t Give Up” motto always gives him the pave to get his goal. He has worked for North South University as a teaching staff. He has the working experience in Australia as well. He has prior experience of working in Robi (Engineer), University of Technology Sydney (as research analyst). His leadership and innovative skills has made the difference in working and running the project. He is an engineering graduate from North South University and post grad from University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is also sports lover who wants to get on the pitch every weekend. He also holds the Sports Director position of AANSU (Alumni Association of North South Univesity)


nahyan.asif@edge.com.bd

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Samar Singho Roy

Intervention Manager

Samar has 19 years working experience in different international / national organizations and multicultural experiences in Bangladesh on different development fields.He has previously worked for organizations like iDE, ACDI/VOCA and has experience of working with donor projects from DFID, USAID, DANIDA etc. Outside work he is a great singer!


samar.roy@edge.com.bd

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Mozammel Hoque

Senior Advisor

Among 35 years of his total professional work, around 9 years were devoted to consultancies in development, management and economic areas. HE has worked as the HR Management Specialist with an ADB TA Project on LGED (Local Government Engineering Department) of the Government of Bangladesh. Besides, working as the Team Leader in a study titled DAI Transport Study in the FTF (Feed the Future) Region of Bangladesh. Past work in regular positions were mainly with UNDP, CARE, Save the Children Australia, and MIDAS (then Micro Industries Development Assistance Society). The last-so-far regular position was Assistant Representative / Assistant Country Director with UNDP-Bangladesh. His goal is to share and enhance experiences and knowledge as widely as possible on way to mutual professional enrichment of himself and his community.


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Shimu Karolin Shikder

Business Consultant

Shimu is working with EDGE Consulting Limited as Business Consultant & MRM Focal. She has prior experience in working with GMark Consulting Limited and ADRA Bangladesh. Shimu is pursuing her Masters Science in Disaster Management (MSDM) from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Griggs University, Maryland, USA. Shimu is trained to apply DECD Standards for Monitoring and Result Measurement of market development projects. She has also received on the job training on value chain analysis. She has experience as a trainer on Small Business Management for Sightsavers’ partner Assistance for Blind Children (ABC).


shimu.shikder@edge.com.bd

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Aminul Moven

Program Manager

Counting over 12 years experiences in development field focusing on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development in agriculture. His MSME development experience covers value chain development, livelihood development, vertical integration, enterprise development, market development, organization development, market research and capacity building. He has honours degree in Agricultural Economic with post-graduation in Agricultural Economic (Marketing) from the Bangladesh Agricultural University. A firm believer in the concept of lifelong learning, he keeps up to date with developments by participating in exposure visits, workshops, seminar, training courses and self-study.


Aminul.Moven@edge.com.bd

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Mehnaz Sanjana

Asst. Research Manager

“Mehnaz completed her bachelor’s in Economics from North South University and joined iDE (International Development Enterprises) as an Intern. Following her internship she worked as an Innovation & Quality Management Officer, parallely pursuing her Master in Development Studies in North South University. She joined EDGE Consulting Limited with the urge to take up more diverse challenges and lead a career in Research. Designing and crafts are a major part of her big list of interests. “


mehnaz.sanjana@edge.com bd

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Jonaed Iqbal

Project Officer

Jonaed is studying in Masters on Disaster Management at Dhaka University. At present he is working as a Project Officer in research team of Edge consulting Ltd.He also completed graduation from Business Administration.He likes reading books, watching movies and he loves taking photos while he is on the move.


jonaed.iqbal@edge.com.bd

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MD. Taswir AL- Islam

Project Officer

I completed my B.B.A. from Daffodil International University. Now I am studying on M.B.A. at STATE University of Bangladesh. My goal is to develop a carrier in market development sector to make agricultural and livelihoods sector more sustainable for the farmers. The market development in the developing country like Bangladesh has been increasing at an accelerating rate which has a good sign for market development sector. Being able to come up with a good market concept for a new product, it will allow me into more customer hands on experience. Under my belt, I have 5 years working experiences in different international/national organization like Care, iDE, Concern World Wide, Edge Consulting, Bangladesh Cricket Board. I used to play cricket at Dhaka Premier League(Kalabagan), Bangladesh Premier League(Khulna Royals) and National League(Dhaka Metro). I love reading books.


taswir.islam@edge.com.bd

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Aparajit Roy

Project Officer

After completing his graduation in Civil Engineering, Aparajit started his career as a part of EDGE’s Research Team. He worked on the various studies like DAI Agro Commodity Transport Study, DAI Branding Study, SNV Pumpkin Study etc. Now he is working on the Maize Gender Project of Katalyst. In future he wants to work in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience sector. A real sports lover specially he has interest in cricket. He loves reading books, travelling and buzzing with friends. He wants to see a better Bangladesh in near future.


aparajit.roy@edge.com.bd

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Margaret Chiran

Project Officer

Margaret Chiran is working as a Project Officer in Edge Consulting. She completed her bachelor in Development Studies from University of Dhaka and is continuing her master’s there. Through her carrier life, she wants to contribute in indigenous and community development activities. She loves travelling, cycling and experiencing new cultures of different regions.


margaret.chiran@edge.com.bd

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Touhidur Rahman

Monitoring & Impact Assessment Specialis

Few things he does quite more - like talking & wandering around; few things he does less - like sleeping & eating (!). Few things he is - like fast & hard-working; few things he isn't - like polite & diplomatic. Few things he wants to be - like being punctual & scholarly; few things he never wants to be - like puppet n chained. Few things he possesses - like qualifying knowledge on research & assessment; few things he doesn’t possess - like cool temper & patience. After all such gibberish, if you are still wondering and keen to know what he really is, well then he yet to discover the answer...looks like he is still working on it. But, for the time being, the obvious part is he has lived couples of calendars while working in Financial & Development sector in Bangladesh. And right now its Edge where he works as Monitoring & Impact Assessment Specialist. Ooops I almost forgot, his name is Touhidur Rahman.


touhidur.rahman@edge.com.bd