Ms Parveen Mahmud is the Chairman, Shasha Denims Ltd. Shasha Textiles Ltd., Shasha Spinnings Ltd., and Shasha Apparels Ltd. She is the Managing Director of Grameen Telecom Trust. In her extensive professional career Ms. Mahmud worked over a substantial period with national and international development agencies and was a practicing chartered accountant. Ms Mahmud was partner, ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants. She was the Deputy Managing Director, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). Ms Parveen Mahmud is the former President and the first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) for the year 2011. She was also the first female Board member in the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). She serves in various Boards, including BRAC International, Actionaid Bangladesh, MIDAS, Manusher Jannyo Foundation (MJF), Under Privileged Children Educational Program (UCEP) – Bangladesh, SAP Bangladesh and CAMPE. She is also in the Board of Grameenphone Ltd., Lindey Bangladesh and also Chairs the Audit Committee. Ms Mahmud was the member, National Advisory Panel for SME Development of Bangladesh and founding board member of SME Foundation and was Convenor, SME Women’s Forum. She was the Chairperson, Acid Survivors Foundation. Ms Mahmud received Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2006 for women’s empowerment from Narikantha Foundation.