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. Mohammad Shakir Majeedi
Chairman, SAC GB and Acting Director General
Directorate General for Planning and Program Coordination,
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock,
Kabul, Afghanistan

Cell: +93-700-182623
Dr. Md. Kabir Ikramul Haque
Member, 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
Ms. Singye Wangmo
Member, SAC GB and
Program Director
Information & Communication Services (ICS)
Ministry of Agriculture, Tashichhodzong Complex
Thimphu, Bhutan
Fax No: +975-2-324520
Phone Off: +975-2-321311, 322855, 323765
Cell: +975-17629377
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
Dr. Aminath Shafia
Member, SAC GB and
Director General
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Male, Maldives
Phone Off: +960-3339245
Cell: +960-7792458
Mr. Min Prasad Budhathoki 
Member, SAC GB and Joint Secretary/Chief
Agricultural Information and Communication Centre (AICC)
Ministry of Agriculture Development
Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Fax: +977-1- 5522258
Phone Off:+977-1-5525617
Cell: +977-9841335758
Member, SAC GB andChairman
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-51-9202968
Phone Off: +92-51-9203966
Cell: +92-
Dr. H.H.D. Fonseka
Member, SAC GB andDirector
Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture
Gannoruwa, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
Fax: +94-81-2388234
Phone Off: +94-81-2388011, 2388012, 2388013
Cell: +94-714484094
Mr. MJH Jabed
Member, SAC GB andDirector
SAARC Secretariat
Kathmandu, Nepal
Fax: +977-1-4227033, 4223991
Phone Off: +977-1-4221784
Cell: +977-9813820281
Mr. Rahat Bin Jaman
Member, SAC GB andDirector (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
Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar
Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre &
Member Secretary, SAC Governing Board
BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Fax: +880-2-9124596
Phone Off: +880-2-8141140, 8141655, 9122808
Cell: +880-1733955229

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