Currently, Halder is holding the position of a professorial fellow at North South University.
Born in Bagerhat, Halder served as a public servant for 30 years. In 2014, she was appointed as a private secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She graduated in Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. She did an MA in Development Administration from Australian National University. Later, she did her PhD from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
In 2018, she retired from public service.
“She is a result-driven and career-oriented professional with a target for excellence. She is keen to work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised poor communities,” PKSF said in the statement on Thursday.
PKSF funds microfinance programmes of NGOs and other organisations and provides them with institutional development services for poverty alleviation.