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Last updated: 7th July 2019

Vice Chairman

Md. Shafiqul Islam


(Chief Executive Officer)


Mr. Shafiqul Islam was born in a renowned Muslim family at Achintapur, Sailkupa under Jhenaidah district. He completed his SSC from Sailkupa Pilot High School in 1976 with the distinction of First Position in the Humanities Group under the Jashore Education Board. He passed the HSC exam from the Residential Model College in Dhaka. He obtained BSc (Hons) and Masters in Economics from Jahangirnagar University with First Class. He joined Bangladesh Bank as Assistant Director in 1984. Then he joined BCS Trade Cadre on 21st January 1986 through regular BCS Exam of 1984.


In his service life, Mr. Islam served at various capacities in the Ministry of Commerce as well as the affiliated departments. He worked as Assistant Director in EPB, Assistant Controller of Import and Exports, Trade Consultant, Deputy Chief (Textile) and Additional Secretary (FTA) in the Ministry of Commerce.  He also worked as Joint Secretary in the Financial Institutions Division under the Ministry of Finance. He worked as Commercial Counselor in the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC, USA from 2010 to 2014.


Mr. Islam, in his long career of more than 33 years in the Govt. Service, received higher education and numerous training from the renowned institutions home and abroad. He received  Masters in Development Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2002 with the support of AusAid Scholarship where he received the Helen Hughes Award for the best academic performance. Being sponsored by the US State Department, Mr. Islam also had the prestigious Hubert Humphrey Fellowship from the Boston University in Massasuchets, USA in 2008.


Mr. Islam is personally involved in several socio-cultural organizations. He has great interest in travelling and reading books. In his personal life Mr. Islam is married and blessed with a son who is currently serving as the Financial Analyst in the World Bank Head Office in Washington DC.      

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