Chairman Profile

Assumed the office of Secretary, Internal Resources Division (IRD) and Chairman, National Board of Revenue, Ministry of Finance on January 12, 2015. Prior to this appointment, he worked as Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests. He also served as Secretary, Statistics and Information Division, Ministry of Planning. Earlier he was posted as the Economic Minister (Additional Secretary to the Government) in Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN Headquarters in New York from July 2009 to September 2012. Born on December 31,1960 Mr. Rahman obtained Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) and Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in Sociology in 1982 and 1984, respectively from the Dhaka University. Studied at the Australian National University (ANU) under the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and obtained Graduate Diploma and Masters in Development Administration in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Undertook a Parliamentary Internship during March-May 1999, in the Australian Parliament. A member of the 1982 regular Batch of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Cadre, he previously worked as the Director General (Additional Secretary) of the Department of Environment (DOE), Joint Secretary in Local Government Division (LGD), Deputy Secretary (UN) in ERD and Private Secretary to the Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament. He has got the experience of working in the Field Administration, Foreign Office, Economic Relation Division (ERD), Bangladesh Secretariat and the Bangladesh Embassies (in Myanmar and Vietnam) abroad. He has a number of publications to his credit. His book on 'Protocol Management and International Etiquette' (1997) has been well acclaimed among others by the Parliamentarians and the Public servants. His other books titled 'Independence of the Speaker: Westminster Model and the Australian Experience' (2000) and 'Ombudsman in Bangladesh a step towards good governance' (2001) were published respectively by the Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) of Bangladesh Parliament and the UBS Publishers and Distributor Ltd in New Delhi, India. Visited many countries in the Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and South America to lead Bangladesh and UN delegation and to participate in numerous seminars and conferences held under the aegis of the United Nations(UN), Commonwealth Secretariat, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA), 'Colombo Plan', and SAARC Secretariat.