Born in 1970 in Chittagong, Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP spent his early life in Lalmonirhat and Rajshahi. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from City College, Dhaka and obtained an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Alam completed 1st CAPSTONE course at the National Defence College (NDC), Bangladesh.
He was elected a member of the National Parliament for the second consecutive term in January 2014, appointed to the Cabinet on 12 January 2014, and assumed charge as State Minister for Foreign Affairs on the same day.
He is an excellent orator and takes interest in participating in different programmes in the electronic media. A widely travelled person, Mr. Alam is quite passionate about reading, music and sports, especially cricket, football, hockey, golf and lawn tennis.