Mr. Manzoor Hasan is the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice of Brac University. He was instrumental in establishing BIGD (former Institute of Governance Studies) in 2005. Previously he was the Deputy Executive Director, BRAC, Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) of Transparency International, Berlin, Germany and the founding Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (1996 to 2003). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to Mr. Hasan in 2003 for his promotion of transparency in Bangladesh. He was called to the English Bar in 1985 and practised as a Barrister in England and Bangladesh. Currently he is actively involved with a number of non-profit organisations.