Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP

Honorable State Minister

ICT Division

Position Held:

Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since January 2014;

Member of Parliament (National Assembly of Bangladesh) since January 2009;

Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT Ministry and Private Members’ Bill from 2009 to 2013;

President of Bangladesh Carom Federation since 2009 and Vice-President of International Carom Federation since 2011;

Co-Chair  of Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change from 2009 to 2013.

Achievement:

Nominated  Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum.

Became Minister of  State at the age of 33 years making him the youngest minister in the history of Bangladesh. During his tenure, more than 18,000 government offices across the country were brought under a dedicated high speed intranet, one of the world's largest web portal consisting of 25,000 government websites established, Bangladesh won ICT’s Sustainable Development Award and WSIS plus 10 Award from ITU and Public Service Excellence Award from WITSA.

Elected Member of Parliament (MP) at the age of 28 years and became the youngest MP in the Ninth Parliament and re-elected in 2014. Minister Palak is very active in the Parliament to have an accountable government.

Secured National Award on Environment in 2010 handed over by the Prime Minister in recognition to his role in the large scale tree plantation movement.

Education

Obtained  Master of Science in Political Science and LLB (Bachelor of Law) from the National University of Bangladesh.

Completed a Capstone Course from National Defense College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Profession:

Minister Palak is a Lawyer by profession and enrolled as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.