Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, Bangladesh. He also taught at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka for a substantive period. He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He is the editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies since 1999. Blending economic development and marketing, he has published widely in peer-reviewed and practitioner journals and has presented invited papers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Cornell University’s South Asia Program on improving health services in developing countries. Recently he presented a paper at the Berkeley campus on health metrics in Bangladesh. His present pursuits are on capacity development in research methods and pedagogical approaches at the institutions of higher education in Bangladesh. The University Grants Commission, Bangladesh, asked him to chair a team to chart how research ought to be incorporated in the higher education system. He was selected as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, twice selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and served as a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. He has consulted for The World Bank, UNFPA, ILO, FAO, IFAD and various corporate bodies in the United States; he has also advised the Government of Bangladesh on various social development programs including health care and education. He served on the expert panel for Transparency International, Bangladesh. He is the recipient of teaching, research, and outreach awards at The Pennsylvania State University and has edited several books on socioeconomic and political aspects of Bangladesh. He is presently working closely with two leading change agents recognized globally – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and Chairperson of BRAC and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, notable for the work of Grameen Bank.