Milon Bikash Paul, MM 1988

After graduating with an AIM Master in Management (MM) degree in 1988, Mr. Milon Bikash Paul started work with a national NGO, Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) in Bangladesh as Deputy Chief Executive and Program Chief. PSTC’s projects include working for the improvement of the health, social security and physical living condition of the poor and socially disadvantaged. After Mr. Paul joined the organization, PSTC’s programs have continuously expanded under his strategic and dynamic leadership. In 1995, when PSTC was in a transition to transform itself from a Quasi Governmental organization to a Non Government Organization (NGO), Mr. Milon took the leadership as the Secretary General of the organization. Under his helm, PSTC successfully overcome the transition and was established as one of the renowned national level NGOs of Bangladesh.

As chief of program, he played a very significant role in promoting and developing 82 NGOs throughout the country, which have played a significant role in supplementing and complementing national health programs. PSTC used to act as resource organization for local level NGOs as a conduit of funds, and provides technical assistance in the area of project management, staff development, especially management training, logistic procurement & management, community development, capacity building and sustainability.

Mr. Paul’s professional attitude, aggressive marketing and dynamic leadership have enabled PSTC to grow more than 6 times in terms of the numbers of development partners, staff and funding. Under his leadership, this national NGO has implemented 33 different multifaceted projects under nine program areas: Health Services Delivery, Environmental Health (water and sanitation), Child and Adolescent Development, Government and Rights, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Economic Development. These nine programs are implemented through 78 branch offices all over Bangladesh. His exemplary skills enabled development partners to increase from 5 to 18, as PSTC now provides services to more than 3.5 million population covering 30 districts of Bangladesh.

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards such as Award of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperative for 100% sanitation coverage –Sanitation for all award 2010 and Dhaka City Corporation’s “GAVI Award 2008”, Mr. Paul played a significant role in establishing the AIM Alumni Association in Bangladesh in 1989, and continues to serve the chapter at present as one of the convening committee members.