Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka
§ Working as the Head of the Bangladesh Continental shelf technical team, for the defence of the Bangladesh’s outer continental shelf submission to the United Nation Commission on the Limits of the Continental shelf (UN CLCS). Submitted the Bangladesh’s amended submission to the UN CLCS.
§ Worked as the Deputy Agent in the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and between Bangladesh and India in the Permanent court of Arbitration in The Hague.
§ Worked as the Team Leader of the Bangladesh maritime boundary delimitation talks with India and Myanmar.
§ Handling all planning issues related to challenges and opportunities of Blue economy in Bangladesh, building its awareness and implementation, joint study with EU and Blue Economy Action Plan in 2019 & other maritime affairs, etc.
§ Updated maritime laws of Bangladesh in line with the UNCLOS and other International laws.
§ Adjunct faculty at University of Dhaka, Eastern and Stamford University.
§ Regular Visiting lecturer in the NDC, DSCSC, BARD and BPATC
2. Multilateral Forum
§ Responsible for coordinating activities regarding suppression of piracy with other ministries of the Govt. including Bangladesh Coast Guard, offshore block allocation to foreign IOCs.
§ Representing regional forum meeting of ASEAN on maritime security.
§ Drafting and finalizing regulations for polymetallic nodules, Cobalt rich crusts and Ferro manganese sulphide in the International Seabed Authority.
§ Representing Bangladesh regularly at the State Parties meeting on the Law of the Sea in the UN since 2005.
§ Participated in the UNCLOS 1982 signing ceremony on behalf of the government of Bangladesh in Montego Bay, Jamaica and attended International seminars and presented papers on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982.
§ Regularly participating and representing Bangladesh in the negotiation of new convention called Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction since 2016.
§ Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Under his leadership Bangladesh was elected for as Chair of the IORA for the period of 2021-2023.
§ Elected as the President of the Assemble of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) 2016 & president of the council of the International Seabed Authority in 2020.
§ Awarded with the first Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic Excellence in 2020 for his contribution to the Settlement of Bangladesh’s Maritime Boundary, Development of Blue Economy and International Maritime Diplomacy.
3. Naval work experience
§ Commanded all types of Gun boats, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Frigates and naval Establishments
§ Served as Director Naval Operations, Signals, Plans and Naval Secretary in the Naval Headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh
§ Appointed as the Defence Adviser in Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia, 1991-94
§ Commanded the Bangladesh Naval fleet and all other senior appointment including Assistant Chief of Naval staff-operations and personnel, Naval Headquarters, Dhaka.
§ Handled the affairs of the Ports, Shipping & IWT Ministry during attachments, disaster relief.
§ Participated in NATO Naval Exercise 1997, Joint Exercise with Saudi Navy in the Persian Gulf, Search and Rescue Exercise in Port Blair 1998.
4. Chairman of Mongla Port Authority, Khulna, Bangladesh
5. Syndicate member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University.6. Director Bangladesh Janata Bank Limited and at present also a member of Baiman Board of Directors.