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Senior Secretary, Finance Division

MAHBUB AHMED

 

A Brief Lifesketch of Senior Secretary, Finance Division.
 

Mahbub Ahmed, Senior Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance has been serving Government of Bangladesh over the last 33 years. He has assumed the office of Finance Secretary on 6th July 2014. Mr Ahmed earlier served as the Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce; Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports; Additional Secretary, Finance Division; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Division. He also severed in different positions in the Department of Taxes and in The National Board of Revenue (NBR).

Mr. Ahmed worked as Director in Bangladesh Shilpa Bank, BASCIC Bank, Jiban Bima Corporation, Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), HYSAWA. He also worked as Chairman, Bangladesh Business Promotion Council (BPC).

He is the current Chairman of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL); Deputy Chairman, Saudi Bangladesh Industrial & Agricultural Investment Company Limited (SABINCO); Vice-Chairman, Committee of Mutallis of Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW);) Director, Board of Directors of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh); Member, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS); Member of Board of Governance of Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic Studies (BIISS); Director, Board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.; Director, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL); Member, Board of Governors, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC); Member, Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission; many others high level committees of Government.

In his long career Mr. Ahmed actively participated in different bi-lateral & multilateral meetings and negotiations, seminars and workshops. He led Bangladesh Delegation to ASEM 12 FM Meeting, Ulaanbaatar (2016); MC9, WTO, Bali (2013); to USTR (United State Trade Representative) for hearing on GSP issue, Washington D.C.(2012). On behalf of Government of Bangladesh he signed TICFA with USA and led the Bangladesh Team in the First TICFA Forum Meeting in 2014. He also led successful Trade Missions to different countries and regions specially in South America, Central Asia and Europe (2013). As the Youth and Sports Secretary , he played an important role in undertaking National Service program for unemployed youth in 2010 and arranging ICC World Cup Cricket in Bangladesh, 2011.

Mr. Ahmed posses skill and expertise in different areas including Macro Economic Management; Domestic Resource Mobilization : Policy & Enforcement; Coordination, Administration & Financial Management of different programs; Resource Allocation & Budget Management; Negotiation & Conflict Resolution; Coordination activities between Government & Development partners; Development Project Planning & Implementation Monitoring; Program & Project Appraisal, Analysis & Evaluation; Data Analysis & Preparation of Technical Reports.

Mr Mahbub Ahmed secured 6th position in the BCS (1982) regular examination and started career in 1983. Prior to that he obtained BSS (Hons) and MSS in Economics from Dhaka University. He completed Hubert Humphrey Fellowship under Fulbright Exchange Program of USA Government in Finance and Development Economics at the American University, Washington D.C. in 1992-93. He also developed his professional skill and knowledge through study and training in the following Universities, institutions and organizations: Cornel University, USA; University of London, UK; Manchester University, UK; Singapore Civil Service College , Singapore; International Monitory Fund (IMF), Singapore & Washington D.C.; The World Bank, Washington D.C.

Mr. Ahmed is an author and co-author of 18 academic articles and mimeographs on Development Economics. One Book on experience as Hubert Humphrey Fellow published in 1996 by the University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka.