Taqsem Khan

Taqsem Khan is the Managing Director and CEO of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Bangladesh. Taqsem is a Visionary Leader and a successful reformer who made dramatic reform named “Dhaka WASA Turn Around Program” for last 12 years and converted a losing organization into a profitable, environment friendly, sustainable, pro-people and good governance public sector water utility in Southeast Asia by increasing production, increasing revenue income 3 times, reducing NRW from 40% to 7% in DMA area, reducing operating ratio to 0.66, introducing paperless e-billing system, ensuring water for all including low income community with 98% revenue collection.

Taqsem has 40 years of vast management experience. He obtained his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Moscow, USSR in 1981, and started his professional career with PHILIPS Bangladesh Ltd. as Production Engineer.

From 1988 to 1998 Taqsem worked in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), as Chief Engineer. Prior to joining WASA in 2009, Taqsem was involved with different NGOs in USA and Bangladesh from 1999 to 2008 and also worked as Senior Management Consultant in a Management Training Company.

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