“I am guided by a simple philosophy; what can I do to help make things better, to move the process along; to make it faster, sustainable and healthier. …but you get the idea. It’s the overarching question I ask parents, students, and my teaching colleagues; what can I do to help you?”  – William H. Derrenger

William H. Derrenger

Head of School

William H. Derrenger has lived and worked in Bangladesh for more than 30 years. Will came to Bangladesh in 1989 as the Country Director of a Swiss funded, international NGO, International Development Enterprises (IDE), Denver Colorado, USA. He has been determined to replicate his earlier successful experiences in Bangladesh by training the next generations of young people to apply the lessons and models he’s developed over the last 25 years to the challenge of enriching all Bangladeshis. He joined The University of Liberal Arts – Bangladesh as a Professor and Dean of the Business Faculty to carry on the work he started 25 years earlier. Mr. Derrenger is a founding member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh and served for many years as a member of the Board of Midas, a USAID funded development finance institution. The foundation to his entry into the education sector in Bangladesh came with his joining the American International School – Dhaka as their Academic Advisor. He continued in that capacity for more than 10 years.