Mohammad A. Arafat (born 2 May) is a Bangladeshi Academic, Researcher and Analyst. He was born in Rajshahi. He was raised in Dhaka and then went abroad for higher education. He went to School of Business, Oklahoma State University to study International Business. He has done his Master of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M, Prerie View, Texas. He came back to Bangladesh in 2005 and joined in academia. He has been teaching at school of business, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). He runs a marketing and social research company called ANALYTIKA as executive chairman. He is one of the founders of the social organization SHUCHINTA which is active in social research, communication and welfare activities. He is also the convenor of SHUCHINTA BANGLADESH and Chairman, SHUCHINTA FOUNDATION. He takes a keen interest into foreign policy and regional cooperation, water sharing with India and other neighbours, war crime trial, constitution etc. He wrote several articles and has taken part in various seminars and television talk shows in the above mentioned issues.