Shakil Mahmud Tabassum is an experienced finance expert who has worked for over twenty years in the international development field, providing financial management for various nonprofit organizations. He is currently working as a Chief Financial Officer for Espinoza Consulting Services LLC, in Colorado.
He has contributed his expertise to projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Zambia. Mr. Tabassum formerly held the position as Chief of Party and managed a project of $36M for Capacity Building Change Management for Ministry of Agriculture in Afghanistan; he also served as Acting Executive Director for Volunteer for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) with 18 international awards from USAID and USDA, and served as a Chief Financial Officer for VEGA with over $200M budget in the pipeline. He has also served as a Chief Financial Officer for Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in 13 international programs, and established a new office of CARE-Zambia as a Controller, and managed a cross border CARE-Afghanistan office from Pakistan. He holds extensive experience with USAID, USDA, UNHCR, DAI, CIDA, FAO, CARE and ODA. Mr. Tabassum has worked as an independent strategic consultant, conducting analysis and improving overall financial operations for many nonprofit institutions. He has an MBA degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.