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Taqsem A. Khan

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority

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Taqsem Khan is the Managing Director and CEO of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Bangladesh. Taqsem is credited for the utility’s transformative reform – the “Dhaka WASA Turn Around Program” – and has helped build Dhaka WASA into a profitable, environment friendly, and sustainable public sector water utility over the past 10 years. This includes increasing production, increasing revenue income 3 times, reducing NRW from 40% to 7% in DMAs, and ensuring water for all including low income community with 98% revenue collection. Taqsem has 37 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.