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Adeeb Z. Mahmud

Managing Director

Adeeb Mahmud brings experience from the private, nonprofit, and international aid sectors, and has led projects across a range of clients in global development and health. Adeeb has advised some of the leading foundations, corporations, and nonprofits, including Pfizer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank Group. His work focuses on global development, global health, and mission investing, involving strategy and evaluation projects. Adeeb has conducted field research in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa. Adeeb has also authored several FSG white papers on issues involving climate change, anti-corruption, and international corporate volunteering.

Before FSG

Before FSG, Adeeb worked in business development of a start-up biotechnology company in Boston. Previously, he was a management consultant working with global health care clients. During graduate school, Adeeb co-founded IDEAS, an organization helping developing world nonprofits scale up through government funding. He has also worked for the World Bank in Washington and Bangladesh.


  • Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Masters in Public Policy, selected as a Harvard Reynolds Fellow for Social Enterprise
  • Middlebury College, BA, cum laude, with honors in economics


  • Bengali

On working at FSG

“Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh witnessing poverty every day, I’ve always considered myself very fortunate to have received the opportunities available to me. Trying to level the playing field for others to access similar opportunities using private sector resources is what brought me to FSG. I wanted to focus on issues that motivated me to come to work every day—fighting malaria, providing access to finance for rural farmers, private sector development—utilizing a data-driven and systematic approach. FSG has been the perfect place for me to combine my consulting skills with my interest in global development. I manage case teams, present at conferences, write white papers, and help with the firm’s recruiting. This tremendous diversity in our day-to-day activities adds to the excitement of the content areas we work on. FSG has been a remarkable journey for me.”