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Shakhawaat Alam Rano

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Full name Shakhawaat Alam Rano
Country Bangladesh
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Politics, Development works of Government and International Development Agencies, International Donor Agencies' Activities, Corporate, Business and Technology, Fashion, Lifestyle, Brand, Advertising, PR

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing, Photography, Video
Last updated 03-06-2015 10:16

Biography

1. Editor, The Fortnightly Rainbow [Fashion, Lifestyle and Showbiz magazine]
From April 15, 2008 - May 17, 2009

2. Head of Business Development, nMore
From July 15, 2006 – October 31, 2006

(A PR and advertising company, major focus: Brand development and Communication Strategy)

• Was responsible for planning, creation, development, positioning and managing effective brand image.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Develop client base.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in client requirements.
• Closely worked and coordinated with strategic alliances, media etc.
• Analyze brand status for different clients and devise strategy that suits client requirements thru brand perspective.

3. Managing Editor, Canvas
From April 15, 2005 – February 06, 2006

(A lifestyle magazine published from Persona, major focus: Fashion, beauty and grooming)

• Was responsible for planning, creation, development and managing effective brand image.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Supervised 17 staff members.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in administration and development.
• Closely worked and coordinated with strategic alliances.
• Introduced diversification of the organization.

4. Managing Editor, Binodon
From May 02, 2003 – April 01, 2005

(A sister concern of Ittefaq group, popular and widely circulated family entertainment fortnightly, major focus: lifestyle)

• Ensured diversified avenues in terms of segments, maximum market share, events, projects and increase in quality readership base.
• Was responsible for creation, development and managing effective brand image.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Supervised 25 staff members.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in administration and development.
• Closely worked and coordinated with strategic alliances.

5. Executive Editor, Binodon
From May 01, 2002 – May 01, 2003

(A sister concern of Ittefaq group, popular and widely circulated family entertainment fortnightly, major focus: lifestyle)

• Prime responsibility was to establish a fortnightly Bengali magazine that will have unique position in the field of family entertainment.
• Was responsible for creation, development and managing effective brand image.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in administration and development.
• Closely worked and coordinated with strategic alliances.

6. Executive Editor, eBiz
From May 02, 2003– April 01, 2005

(A sister concern of Ittefaq group, a technology oriented business magazine, major focus: knowledge based industry, core technology and applications in business, business trends)

• Ensured diversified avenues in terms of segments, maximum market share, events, projects and increase in quality readership base.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Organized and coordinated editorial section.
• Supervised 23 staff members.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in administration and development.
• Established brand image of a business that continuously tracks changes in technology and business

7. Technical Editor, eBiz
From December 2000– May 02, 2003

(A sister concern of Ittefaq group, a technology oriented business magazine, major focus: knowledge based industry, core technology and applications in business, business trends)

• Team building, system design and development.
• Developed and designed print and web edition of the magazine.
• Planned, designed and implemented strategic decisions.
• Organized and coordinated editorial section.
• Supervised 23 staff members.
• Demonstrated integrity and discretion in administration and development.
• Established brand image of a business that continuously tracks changes in technology and business.

8. IT Correspondent, The New Nation
From April 01, 1999– October 01, 2001

(An Independent English Daily, A sister concern of Ittefaq group)

• Involved in specialized journalism in the field of technology.
• Planned technology oriented business news, article and knowledge based industry report for frontline stories of the newspaper.
• Closely tracked development in the core technology and applications of business, business trends, high tech products and services in local and international market.
• Closely worked with the policy makers of public and private sector.
• Interviewed policy makers on critical issues.

9. Marketing Manager, Pentasoft Center for Excellence
From January 01, 2000 – April 01, 2000

(A franchisee IT education institute with Pentasoft, India. Specialized education focus: Multimedia)

• Marketed IT training services.
• Promoted foreign brand image at initial stage in the local market.
• Evaluated local market demand for IT training as well as career opportunities for talents in specialized tech education.
• Implemented innovative marketing techniques.
• Introduced advertisement scheme of the organization.
• Closely monitored, guided and other marketing team staffs, counselors, students as well.

Skills:

• MIS (Management Information System)
• Brand planning, development and management
• Project management
• Database Management System
• System Design and Methodologies
• Workshop: ‘Brand Planning Motorbike’ organized by Dhaka Ad Club

Education:

• M.Sc in Computer Science 1998 (held in 2001)
Second Class
National University, Dhaka

• B.Sc (Honors) in Computer Science 1997 (held in 1999)
First Class, 70% marks obtained
National University, Dhaka

• HSC 1994
First Division
Rajshahi Board
Charmicheal College, Rangpur

• SSC 1992
First Division
Rajshahi Board
Dinajpur Zilla School, Dinajpur




Activities/Leadership:


Club Secretary, The Advertising Club Dhaka
(From November 2006 to February 2007)

Involved in the process of development of the Advertising professionals in Bangladesh

Core Group Member, White Ribbon Alliance
An international organization working for safe motherhood and the newborn worldwide

Convenor and Event Manager November 2004
Binodon Screen Award 2004, Performance Award Giving Ceremony for TV programs and performers

Project Manager June 2003
CareerSpace (http://jobs.ittefaq.com), web based career management tool

Organizing Secretary April 2003
AIUB Talent Search 2003 (programming contest at division level jointly organized eBiz and the American International University Bangladesh)

Project Manager August 2002
E-learning and eBiz CBT Series

Web Master October 2001
Online polling on National Parliament Election 2001

Organizing Secretary April 1999
Debate Workshop 1999, 3 day university level national debate workshop

Website Designed and Development Experience:

1. Canvas Online (http://www.canvasonline.biz)

2. eBiz Online (http://www.ebiz.ittefaq.com)

3. Binodon Online (http://www.binodon.ittefaq.com)

4. Robbar Online (http://www.robbar.ittefaq.com)

5. Nation Online (http://www.nation.ittefaq.com)


Date of Birth:

October 02, 1976