Guest - Mr. Nasrul Hamid

Chief Guest

Mr. Nasrul Hamid

State Minister

Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

Mr. Nasrul Hamid

Mr. Nasrul Hamid is a Bangladeshi politician. He became the Member of Parliament for Dhaka-3 in 2008, being re-elected in 2014 and 2018, and serves as state minister of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. Mr. Hamid has been selected as the State Minister to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources for the second time in the year of 2019 and he has joined on January 7, 2019.

His addition to the Ministry brought robustness, which was in line with the vision 2021. As a State Minister, he envisioned and expedited a plethora of organizational and technical changes. Most notable are: Bangladesh petroleum Institute, Bangladesh Power Institute, Energy and Power research council and Bangladesh Power Management Institute Involving the youth by creating an internship program led by a ministry; a first in Bangladesh Increasing the capacity of Bangladesh’s Power and Energy companies to enter into the financial markets. Increasing the prospect of Bangladesh in the international alternative finance markets, notably the bond market.

Nasrul Hamid has been awarded by the distinguished organizations and countries. He receives the highest civilian award by the Government of Spain, the Order of Civil Merit (Orden del Civil Mérito) of Spain from the King FELIPE VI, Kingdom of Spain. The King FELIPE VI honored Nasrul Hamid for his significant contribution to the improvement of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Spain. He has been honored with “Visionary Leader of Change” award. He has also been awarded 'Charismatic Leader of the Youth' by The Golden Globe Tigers 2018 for his significant contribution for creating youth development opportunities in Bangladesh. The Golden Globe Tigers is a Malaysian based organization which recognizes Charismatic Leaders from all over the world.

Mr. Nasrul Hamid was born in 13 November 1964. His father Late Prof. Mr. Hamidur Rahman was a prominent figure in the liberation war. Mr. Nasrul Hamid was very active in sports, being the team captain of his college’s football and hockey team. He was a stellar student, involved in debating, painting and sports. He received the Principal’s All Rounder Shield for his outstanding achievements.

He took primary membership of the Awami League in 1995, being appointed as the General Secretary of the Keraniganj Upazilla Awami League. He competed in the General Election 0f 2001. He was elected as the Member of Parliament from Dhaka-3 in 2008, and served as a Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2013. During this time, he was involved in the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs, Committee for Housing and Public Works, among others.

He worked primarily with Agro-business and Cold Storage. Later, Mr. Hamid started his own venture called Priyoprangon, a property development and real-estate firm, which went on to become very successful. He was one of the founding members Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh or REHAB. He later went on to become the President of REHAB for two consecutive terms.