Dr. Rumana Islam is a Professor of Law at University of Dhaka. She joined Dhaka University as a faculty in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. She was nominated as a Panel Arbitrator designated by the Government of Bangladesh to the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in April 2021 for a term of six years. She completed her LLB (hons) and LL.M from University of Dhaka with first class in both. She earned another LL.M (specialization in commercial law) from University of Cambridge, UK with a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship in 2006 and obtained her doctoral degree from University of Warwick in 2015 with Commonwealth Scholarship. During her PhD she also obtained Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust Doctoral Bursary, 2013. Her seminal work on the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) standard has been published as a book titled as “Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Arbitration: Developing Countries in Context” (Springer, 2018). She has published journal articles on various issues in home and abroad. She has participated and presented papers in international roundtable discussions, seminars, symposiums and conferences held in India, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, the Netherlands, USA, UK and China. She has acted as the Assistant Director of Research (Law) (part-time) in Bangladesh Institute for Law and International Affairs (BILIA), the leading think tank of law in the country from September 2015 to September 2019. Her administrative experience includes serving as House Tutor (part time) in Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka for more than seven years. Her areas of interest include international investment law, developing countries in investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, and third world approaches to international law.