Professor Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi development worker, researcher, academic and micro-philanthropist. He spent about four decades with BRAC, the world's largest NGO. He was its Vice Chair, Executive Director, founding director of the Research and Evaluation Division (now merged with the Graduate Institutes of BRAC University) and the founding dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health. Currently, he is an Adviser to the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University. Dr. Chowdhury is also a professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University in New York. He also worked as the senior adviser and acting managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation and as a fellow at Harvard University. Chowdhury received several awards and accolades including the prestigious "Medical Award of Excellence" bestowed by the Chicago-based Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2017 and has been honoured by The Lancet for his contribution to global health in 2013. Chowdhury is a founder of the Bangladesh Education Watch and Bangladesh Health Watch, two civil society watch-dogs. He is on the boards and committees of a number of important organizations and initiatives. Chowdhury has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles in national and international journals. He holds a PhD from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hon's) in Statistics from Dhaka University.