Executive Committee 2023-2024

Saiful Islam Ripon 

President, ABEAC
Community Leader | Influencer


Bazlul Karim (Kochi)

Vice President, ABEAC
Energy Problem Solver | Community Leader | Mentor

With over 25 years of professional engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, Karim began his career in Canada at WorleyParsons in 2007 after relocating to Calgary. In 2013, Bazlul joined TC Energy and is currently working as the Engineering Practice Lead. Bazlul holds P.Eng. license (active) and serves as a Responsible Member (RM) with APEGA. At TC Energy, Bazlul currently leading a team of Project Engineers who support integrity projects across more than 43,000 kilometers of TC Energy’s existing gas pipeline network in Canada. Before his roles in Canada, Bazlul spent nearly a decade working with Petrobangla in Bangladesh. 

Bazlul believes in learning and studied hard to gain knowledge. Bazlul’s educational journey began at Dhaka Residential Model School & College, Bangladesh. Bazlul completed SSC in 1981 and HSC (high school) in 1983. Bazlul possesses dual Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering from RUET (Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh) and the second in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Always curious about engineering and thrust for knowledge, Bazlul went on and completed Master’s of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU, Norway. 

Bazlul is passionate about mentoring engineers and leading people. Throughout his engineering career, Bazlul has consistently mentored and guided young professionals. Most recently Bazlul has been notified by the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary that he is the recipient of the 2023 Supervisor of Merit award. Remarkably, this marks the third consecutive and fourth time in the past six years that Bazlul has been honored with this recognition. 

Bazlul is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, with his home district being Faridpur, while his in-laws hail from Rajshahi. Bazlul is a proud father of two daughters, both of whom have pursued careers in engineering. Bazlul takes great pleasure in sharing moments with his family and friends. Bazlul is an enthusiast of outdoor
activities and take delight in the opportunities to travel.  


Shaikh Mustafizur Rahman (Shiplu)

Vice President, ABEAC
Engineering Lead | Community Leader | Mentor

Shiplu has over 18 years of experience working in various North American and Middle-Eastern companies. Shiplu is a community leader and believes in giving back. Shiplu is actively serving people in various community organizations.


  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Calgary
  • Master of Business Administration, LSBU, United Kingdom

Professional Affiliations:

  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Alberta, Canada.
  • CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, SMRP

Volunteering and Community Engagement:

  • Instructor, ABEAC Professional Development
  • Executive member, BMICC
  • Director, Islamic Centre of South Calgary (ICSC)
  • Member, SE Islamic Centre Construction Project


  • Share professional experience & knowledge with our fellow members for their professional improvement.
  • Mentor EIT /newcomer.
  • Try to attract capable and committed professionals to volunteer/join ABEAC future committee.

Zakir Howlader

Vice President, ABEAC
Professional Engineer | API 570 Inspector | Mentor

Zakir is an active professional engineer who has lived and worked in multiple Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Calgary, & Vancouver). Zakir is a proud father of three beautiful daughters and a loving wife. Zakir is a strong advocate for diverse, collaborative workplaces and the delivery of exceptional productive outcomes. Zakir’s experience started as a salesperson in a grocery store when he moved to Canada from Bangladesh. Since his migration to Canada, Zakir worked in different industries such as Academia, Energy, and Power. Zakir learned from his struggles and many failures/mistakes establishing a successful career as an engineer. Zakir strongly advocates moving forward with a position attitude and facing any challenges with determination. Zakir believes in giving back to the community and profession which have given him so much over his 24 years of Canadian life and different professional career. Zakir strongly believes in collaborative processes to engage diverse teams in creative, respectful, and well-defined innovative attitudes for productive team outcomes. Zakir’s goal is to bring his experience and knowledge to this professional association (ABEAC) to support and lead the growth and development of the association.

Core Competencies:

  • Problem Solving Mindset (No blame game, Servant Leadership and Fair Communication: key to success)
  • 17 years of experience in the energy industry (upstream, midstream & downstream), Fertilizer plant, and power generation
  • Specialist in asset integrity and risk assessment for static equipment & pipelines
  • Productivity  Enabler
  • Project Delivery and Execution


  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh, (Graduated in 1997).
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta, (Graduated in 2014).
  • Master of Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing, University of Manitoba, (Graduated in 2006).
  • Project Management Certificate, University of British Columbia (Graduated in 2008).
  • Certificate in 2D/3D AutoCAD Operator, BowVelly College, Calgary, AB.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP), PMI
  • API 570 In-service Piping Inspector, API

Jahir Siddique

Executive Director, ABEAC


Mustafa Nasir Hassan

Executive Director, ABEAC

Professional Summary

24 years (11 years of Canadian Experience) of experience in the Electric Generation and Utility Industry. Competently served in Engineering Management, Project Management, Project Engineering, Plant Engineering, Reliability, and Maintenance Engineering roles.

Key achievements and specialization:

  • Project Manager for 45MW LM6000 Gas Turbine Generating unit, commissioned in May 2022.
  • Project Manager for Water Treatment Residual Management plant, scheduled to be completed in December 2025.
  • Specialization in competitive bidding (RFP, RFQ) process, contract terms negotiation, and contract execution.
  • Subject Matter expert of Power Transformer, Generator, and Electrical Substation.
  • Project Engineering, Project Development, Asset Management, Design Basis Memorandum (DBM), Risk Ranking, Risk assessment, and Mitigation Planning.
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Experience for Equipment Failure Investigation (RCA) and management of Change (MOC).


  • Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, November 1999, Chittagong University of Engineer & Technology (CUET) Bangladesh
  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration) , August 2007, American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB)



ABM Aminul Islam

Director, Finance, ABEAC

Career Highlights:

  • 17 years’ experience in renewable energy industry, specialization in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) in various applications residential, domestic, telecom, irrigation, utility commercial power system.
  • Professional expertise in EPC and turkey basis Project Design & Engineering, Project Construction Management, O&M, Procurement, Quality Control and Assurance Management, Project Feasibility study, Commissioning and Testing.
  • Additionally, 3 years’ experience in construction equipment operation and maintenance, contract document processing, review & evaluation, i.e. Tendering, RFQ, RFP
  • 12 years global in Middle East, Asia & Africa and last 3 years in Canada


  • Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.) – Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, (RUET), Bangladesh
  • Master of Science in Renewable Energy- University of Flensburg, Germany
  • Ecological Footprint research, Scotland, UK

Rayan Mohammad Yunus

Director, Professional Development, ABEAC

Yunus is an accomplished, results-driven Mechanical Engineer, recognized as a capable, multi-faceted participant in major Oil & Gas, Pipeline and Petrochemical projects & facilities for prominent companies and firms in Canada, USA and
globally, currently supporting Suncor FortHills as a Lead Mechanical Engineer. Yunus is happily married and father of two wonderful daughters.

Yunus was born in Sylhet, known for its natural beauty. He moved to Canada as an International Student in 2004 and successively became a Canadian Citizen.

Among many volunteering activities, Yunus was elected as GS (General Secretary) of Sylhet Polytechnic Institute Students Union in the second popular vote. Declaring DUET a smoke-free campus during his tenure as the Chief Executive of SMAT (Students

Movement Against Tobacco) which is still in place today. He served as a fire warden for several years at AMEC Foster Wheeler in Calgary. His volunteering in ABEAC professional development activities and sponsoring ABEAC events are also worth

Yunus’ hobbies are playing badminton, traveling and volunteering for social welfare.

Md Sayeed Ur Rahman Mahadi

Director, Membership, ABEAC

Sayeed has 12+ years of working experience in leading innovative projects on carbon offset and insets, carbon market, sustainability, bioenergy, nature-based solutions, climate change, renewable energy, and international development. He holds a Master of Science (MSc.) in
Renewable Energy Technology from the University of Dhaka and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET). He also completed the Green Industry Summer Course organized by the UNIDO and Central European
University and completed the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting course from the University of Toronto. Since 2020, Sayeed has worked for an environmental consulting firm Viresco Solutions Inc. where he conducts research and advises on policies related to Carbon markets,
Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting and Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Agriculture, Nature-based solutions, manages public and private sector consulting contracts and coordinates technical workshops and meetings. Before joining Viresco Solu9ons, he worked for Radicle Group Inc., Practical Action, and Renewable World. Till now, he worked with various multi-cultural multidimensional multi-million-dollar impac]ul projects, assignments and research works funded by Fortune 500 companies, major oil and gas companies, large agriculture and agrifood companies, government agencies, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, European Commission, USAID, Norec, Swisscontact, GIZ, and Bill & Melinda Gates Founda9on in USA, Canada, Europe, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Kenya.
He has extensive experience in conducting scoping and feasibility studies, baseline and project assessments, End to End Carbon Roadmapping strategy development, project development and management, protocol development, carbon offseang and instead projects, GHG accoun9ng and
repor9ng, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), stakeholder management, clean technologies, carbon markets, policy analysis, and development.

Sayeed has utilized his analytical capabilities and communication skills to write several articles, reports, and website content. Some of his research findings were published in IEEE Xplore, MDPI, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings, WasteSafe, IconSWM. He has affilia9ons with various national and international organizations like ACTia, SESA, and LCEDN, etc. He was a participant of the Norec Skill Exchange program and received Senior-level Leadership training from Franklin Covey. He has received training in CQI & IRCA (UK) Cer9fied ISO 9001:2015 QMS, ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS, and ISO 14001:2015 EMS.

Tania Rizwan

Director, Networking & Career Development, ABEAC

Tania Rizwan is a mechanical engineer with a passion for innovation and research in the field of sustainable energy. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (Batch 92) and subsequently
pursued a Master’s degree in Superconductive Materials from the University of Houston in USA.

After completing her master’s degree in 2002, Tania pursued her doctoral degree at the University of Alberta. Her research focused on the development and optimization of smart materials for filtration.

Currently, Tania is employed as R&D Program Manager for an energy infrastructure company, TC Energy, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Tania also actively volunteers in various organizations that advocate for the rights of children with disabilities.

Faysal Khan

Director, IT and Communication, ABEAC

A chemical process engineer, career coach, and dad!
My dream for an engineering career started at an early stage, watching the industrious Meghna riverbanks on my way to the village. My single mom fought hard for my dream to come true. I came to Canada on a scholarship, and worked 10 years in the oil & energy EPCM/pipeline operation/R&D sector. I am grateful to many for my journey so far. My goal is to be an engineer who contributes to the socio-economic development of the community and is known as an expert problem solver.

I am enthusiastic about helping engineers with their goals and driving their career success. From my 10+ years of work experience in the challenging boom & bust Canadian economy, I bring a wealth of know-how that can make you stand out. Besides being technically sound as an engineer, I firmly believe that one needs to market himself to thrive in this competitive workspace. Like many engineers, I also struggled with it for many years and made lots of mistakes along the way. The biggest mistake of all was not to spend any time on it. #Notanymore
Connect with me to network and discuss career progression.

-As an Engineer:
I utilize my background in process design, R&D, water treatment, operations, maintenance, and project coordination to bring a diversified perspective in problem-solving for stakeholders. I excel in an innovative and collaborative environment. I am on a mission to bring knowledge from engineering, data analytics, and value engineering for business results. My diverse experience made me realize my strong suits: ADAPTABILITY and EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Outside of office, I spend my time playing with my 4 years old son.

Career Highlights:

  • Certified in Aspen HYSYS by aspentech.
  • Prepared an optimized asset installation plan that ensured meeting the deadline with a 27% reduction in CAPEX and a savings of $2.3 million in power cost.
  • Investigated piping heat gain by modeling and analyzing 33 simulation cases in HYSYS featuring savings of $30 million.
  • Led the multidisciplinary coordination between 50+ engineers for 850+ P&IDs production.
  • Led multiple industrial water treatment projects
  • Supervised 14 SmartPlant drafters across multiple offices for P&ID production.
  • Received Grad Scholarships on 3 consecutive semesters for scoring the highest GPA.
  • Designed and conducted over 100 experiments to develop a catalyst for diesel reforming for H2 production; published a Patent and a Journal article.
  • My blog on “Team Player (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-team-player-faysal-a-khan)”

Subashis Chakraborty

Director, Youth, Children & Cultural Affairs, ABEAC

Subashis is a software engineer with a passion for problem-solving. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) and his Master of Science in Computer Science
from the University of Calgary.

After completing my master’s, Subashis has been serving as a software engineer in the industry for the last 9+ years. Currently, Subashis is employed as a senior software engineer at GitLab Inc.

Subashis is actively involved in various cultural activities along with his love for singing. With his new role as a Director of Youth Children and Cultural Affairs for the Association of Bangladeshi Engineers Alberta Canada, Subashis wishes to contribute.
Contact: 403 9260575

Taiful Islam

Director, Volunteering & External Affairs, ABEAC