Mr. Chaklader Mansurul Alam is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant by profession. He returned to Bangladesh at the age of 36 after 17 years in professional service and joined the Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Ltd (IPDC) as its Financial Controller in March 1986. He accepted the post of Managing Director of IPDC in June 1994 and resigned from the post in August 2005. Under his professional leadership IPDC gained prominence as a premier investment bank in Bangladesh. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, completing a Post Graduate in Social Planning for Developing Countries from LSE, he gained invaluable experience before deciding to return to Bangladesh. He advocates the employment of sound flexible financial instruments and effective management through which the economic backbone of the country can grow significantly which in turn would lead to sustainable development.