Guest - Mr. M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah

Chief Guest

Mr. M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah

Principal Secretary to the HPM

Prime Minister’s Office

Mr. M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah

Mohammad Tofazzel Hossain Miah serves as the Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh. Prior to this, he served in the same office for more than six years holding different capacities like Senior Secretary, Secretary, Director General, and Private Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister. He started his career in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) in 1991 and, since then, in his long career he has played an exemplary role in the making of policy, strategy, planning, guideline, and decision of the government by working in several important offices of the government. Besides, working in various capacities at the field level of administration of Bangladesh, he has shown remarkable success in implementing the decisions taken by the government. The offices at the ministerial level that he has served are the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Public Administration, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Power Division, Local Government Division, etc. On the other hand, in the field administration, he has ‍admirably served as the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), First Class Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner (Land), etc. He has been conferred various awards by the government for his creditable performance in the discharge of official duties. Mohammad Tofazzel Hossain Miah was born on July 5, 1964, in Muslim family in Pirojpur district. He obtained a BA (Hons) and a Master’s degree in English Literature with distinction from the University of Dhaka. He went on to study at BRAC University, where he received another MSc degree in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Tofazzel has exposure to many trainings both at home and abroad. He received specialized training in leadership from Harvard University in the USA and had been acclaimed for his distinctive attainments. He had undergone training in Project Management and Governance in UK, Vietnam, and India. In Bangladesh, he is trained in land management, office management, law and administration, good governance, rural development, poverty alleviation, etc. He was widely appreciated and awarded certificates for his scholarly performance in the training undertaken, especially the Leadership training at Harvard University in the United States and the Land Administration training received within the country. At the same time, he regularly imparts training on governance and development issues and conducts training sessions as a resource person in training programs of various training institutes, government, and private organizations. Tofazzel is serving as a Syndicate Member of Jahangirnagar University, Sheikh Hasina University, and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka. He is the President of the Bangladesh Athletics Federation. He is working as a Board Member/Board Director of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL), Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited (BAT), Grameen Bank, Hotel Internationals Ltd, Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company Ltd. (BAPEX), and some other organizations. Furthermore, he is the Advisory Council Member of Prerona Foundation, the Chairman of the Credit Committee, and the Performance Bonus Review Committee of Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL). Mohammad Tofazzel Hossain Miah is a prolific writer. He has authored books and several articles on the reverent Life and Leadership of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and also on the inclusive socio-economic advancement of Bangladesh. He was actively involved in writing ‘Bangladesh Investment Handbook: A Guide for Investors’ published by Bangladesh Investment Development Authority. He regularly writes on Bangladesh's contemporary economic affairs like investment environment and opportunities, investment and trade growth, export diversification, enhancing productivity capacity, overall economic growth, economic policy-strategy formulation, etc. His long diverse experience of working in almost all capacities of the government at the ministerial level and the field level of administration, remarkable achievements in academic pursuits and trainings, and consistent study on the current economic affairs have made him well conversant on issues related to the overall development of Bangladesh. Moreover, he edited the book titled ‘Sheikh Hasina: Selected Sayings’ which comprises some of the significant directives and inspiring sayings by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.