Leadership

Mr. Kauser BHUIYAN is a former EU diplomat and Wall-Street professional who gained nearly two decades of professional experience at Accenture, Bloomberg, European Commission and Stein & Partners. He learned professional skills in the areas of Change Management Consulting, International Financial Market, Economic Co-operation and Sustainability Advisory services in Frankfurt, Zurich, London, New York, Brussels and Islamabad before re-evaluating Dhaka as one of the fastest growing and vibrant economies in the region, which he believes to have genuine potentials for attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), depending on Bangladesh’s representation, communication and negotiation capabilities with it’s international counterparts, including the EU.

He provides with Advisory and Change Management services to diplomatic missions, international organisations, donor funded programmes and international companies with business interests in Bangladesh.

Prior to joining Stein & Partners Mr. Bhuiyan served as a diplomat of the European Commission, where his duties included management and implementation of the bi-lateral and regional Economic Co-operation portfolio, trade and investment interests in close collaboration with the EU Member States, international donors, government authorities, civil society, private sector and relevant partners.

Before accepting his diplomatic assignment with the European Commission Mr. Bhuiyan worked as a Sales and Product Training Specialist at the world headquarters of Bloomberg L.P. in New York, where he was directly responsible for interacting with CFO’s, treasurers of Fortune 500 companies, traders, portfolio managers and other financial market professionals to demonstrate and assist them analysing financial instruments, economic and market data, pricing, news and research reports to make complex financial and business decisions.

His clients at this job represented sophisticated finance and investment institutions, central banks, government agencies and ministries.

Mrs. Ivonne STEIN is a German Legal Advisor with more than two decades of professional experience both in the private sector and government institution. She gained professional skills in Frankfurt, Zurich, London, New York, Brussels and Islamabad before discovering Dhaka as one of the fastest growing and vibrant economies in the region, which she believes to have genuine potentials for attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), depending on Bangladesh’s representation, communication and negotiation capabilities with it’s international counterparts, including the EU.

She advises foreign companies doing business in and with Bangladesh in compliance with the local legislations, labour, social and environmental standards working towards implementation of the relevant UN and ILO conventions as well as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Operating in Bangladesh as a foreign company may be challenging without very high standard professional Legal, Financial and Administrative advice to be compliant. Although many things in Bangladesh may look easy – careful analysis and considerations along with professional advice are indispensable for successful operation in Bangladesh too.

Mrs. Emiko KONAKAMURA an International business graduate. Her natural curiosity about foreign culture and people brought her already at young age to France, Switzerland and the USA, where she graduated from.

She is responsible for developing business in Japan and maintain client relationship.

Mr. Wakane OKAMURA is an experienced sales Manager, who brings more than two decades of professional experience in the clothing and food industries starting from selling ladies garments to sake to finest seafood items across Asia.

After graduating from the Meiji Gakuin University he joined Onward Kashiyama, promoted to it’s Hongkong office for expanding business in Asia. In Hong Kong he was in charge of company operation, retail and whole sales business for five years.