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

Mr. Mahboobullah Iltaf
Member, SAC GB and Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock,
Kabul, Afghanistan
Cell: +93-790927227
E-mail :mahboob.iltaf@gmail.com
Dr. Md. Kabir Ikramul Haque
Chairman, SAC GB and Member-Director (Fisheries)
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, New Airport Road, Dhaka – 1215, Bangladesh
Fax No.: +880-2-8113032
Phone Off: +880-2-8111463
Cell: +880-1711466424
E-mail: ikramfish@yahoo.com
Mr. Ugyen Penjore 
Member, SAC GB and
Director General
Department of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives
Ministry of Agriculture and Forest
Thimphu, Bhutan
Fax No: +975-2-324898
Phone Off: +975-2-322909, 335741, 331638 Ext. 102
Cell:
E-mail: upenjore@moaf.gov.bt
Dr. Shiv Prasad Kimothi
Member, SAC GB andAssistant Director General (Techn. Coord.)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001, India
Fax: +91-11-23388991
Phone Off: +91-11-23073124
Cell: +91-9416301683
Email: shiv.kimothi@gov.in; shiv_kimothi@rediffmail.com
Dr. Aminath Shafia
Member, SAC GB and
Director General
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Male, Maldives
Phone Off: +960-3339245
Cell: +960-7792458
E-mail: shafia.aminath@fishagri.gov.mv
Mr. Lekha Nath Acharya 
Member, SAC GB and Chief/Joint Secretary
Agricultural Information and Communication Centre (AICC)
Ministry of Agriculture Development
Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Fax: +977-1- 5522258
Phone Off:+977-1-5525617, 5522248
Cell: +977-9841113570
E-mail: lekhanacharya@yahoo.com
Mr. Jamil Ahmed
Member, SAC GB and Additional Secretary
Ministry of National Food Security & Research
Islamabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-51-9208377
Phone Off: +92-51-9203635
Cell:
Email: jamil254@hotmail.com
Dr. B.V.R. Punyawardena
Member, SAC GB and Deputy Director (Research)
Natural Resources Management Centre, P.O. Box 52, Sarasawi mawatha,
Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
Fax: +9+94-81-2388355, 2389980
Phone Off: +94-81-2388355
Cell: +94-714159671
Email: batugedara_vip@yahoo.com
Mr. MJH Jabed
Member, SAC GB and Director (ARD)
SAARC Secretariat
Kathmandu, Nepal
Fax: +977-1-4227033, 4223991
Phone Off: +977-1-4221784
Cell: +977-9813820281
E-mail: dirban@saarc-sec.org
Ms. Ishrat Jahan
Member, SAC GB and Director (SAARC & BIMSTEC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000
Fax: +880-2-9555283
Phone Off: +880-2-9559538
Cell:
E-mail: dirsaarc@mofa.gov.bd
Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar
Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre &
Member Secretary, SAC GB
BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Fax: +880-2-9124596
Phone Off: +880-2-58153152
Cell: +880-1733955229
E-mail: bokhtiarsm@yahoo.com

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