Governing Board of SAC

The Governing Board (GB) is the apex body to supervise functions of the Centre. The GB composed of eminent personalities in the field of agriculture from each member countries. The GB analyses the policy matters, approves the projects, recommends the annual budget estimates, monitors and evaluates the administrative and overall operations of SAC. A Chairman designated for a two-year term from the member countries by alphabetical rotation heads the Board. The GB meets usually once in a year and may meet more frequently if necessary. A representative of the SAARC Secretariat also attends the GB meeting. The Proceedings of the GB meetings need to be approved by the Standing Committee and the Council of Ministers.

List of the current Members of the Governing Board

01.
Mr. Shakib Sharifi
Member, SAC GB and
Director General of Planning and Program Coordinator
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Kabul
Afghanistan
Cell: +93-706524470
E-mail: shakibsharifi@gmail.com

02.
Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar
Member, SAC GB and
Executive Chairman
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
Farmgate, New Airport Road, Dhaka – 1215
Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9135587
Fax: +880-2-8113032
Cell: +880-1733-955229
E-mail: bokhtiarsm@yahoo.com, ec-barc@barc.gov.bd

03.
Mr. Karma Tshering
Member, SAC GB and
Chief Planning Officer
Policy and Planning Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Govt. of Bhutan
Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: +975-2-
Fax: +975-2-
Cell: + 975-17116505
E-mail: karmat@moaf.gov.bt

04.
Dr. J. P. Mishra
Chairman, SAC GB and
Assistant Director General (International Relation)
India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
India
Phone: +91-11- 23782600
Fax: +91-11-23385065; 23384773
Cell: +91-9953955852
Email: jp.mishra67@gov.in; adgir.icar@nic.in; mishrajaip@gmail.com

05.
Dr. Aminath Shafia
Member, SAC GB and
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Male
Maldives
Phone: +960 3339245
Cell: +960 7792458
Email: shafia.aminath@fishagri.gov.mv

06.
Mr. Shree Ram Ghimire
Member, SAC GB and
Joint Secretary
Agriculture and Livestock Business Promotion Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur
Nepal
Phone: +977-1-5525617, 5522248
Fax: +977-1-5522258
Cell: +977-9851151347
E-mail: ghimiresr@gmail.com

07.
Mr. Sayed Anwar-ul-Hassan Bokhari
Member, SAC GB and
Additional Secretary
Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Islamabad
Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9203635
Fax: +92-51-9208377
Cell: +92-301551529
Email: bsyed@hotmail.com

08.
Dr. WART Wickramaarachchi
Member, SAC GB and
Additional Director
National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS)
Department of Agriculture
Canada Friendship Road, 
Katunayake 11450, Govt. of Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-11-2252028; 2252029
Fax: +94-11-2253709; Tel: +94-11-2252028; 2252029 (O)
Cell: +94-71-3044144; +94-75-9745043
Email: wartwa@gmail.com, npqs@doa.gov.lk

09.
Mr. Jamal Uddin Ahmed
Member, SAC GB and
Director (ARD)
SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu
Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4221784 (O)
Fax: +977-1-4227033, 4223991
Cell: +977-
E-mail: dirban@saarc-sec.org

10.
Mr. Md. Aminul Islam Khan
Member, SAC GB and
Director (SAARC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9559538
Fax: +880-2-9555283
Cell: +880-
E-mail: dirsaarc@mofa.gov.bd

11.
Dr. Md. Baktear Hossain
Member-Secretary, SAC GB and
Director
SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC)
BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215
Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-55027712
Fax: +880-2-55027713
Cell: +8801711201441
E-mail: director@sac.org.bd, baktear@gmail.com