Guest - Mr. Mustafa Jabbar

Chief Guest

Mr. Mustafa Jabbar

Hon'ble Minister

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information

Mr. Mustafa Jabbar

Mustafa Jabbar is well-known to the people of Bangladesh and Bengali speaking people of the world for his milestone works. His Bijoy Bangla Keyboard and Software has become the symbol of success of Software industry of Bangladesh and it has also been the icon of Bangla language in the Digital age. He is the only patent holder in Bangladesh of any ICT related product (Bijoy Keyboard) till now. His works for the transformation of the education system to a digital format is leading the country towards a new era: in a digital education system. Mustafa Jabbar is deeply involved in the advocacy activities for the development of Haor areas of Bangladesh.

Mustafa Jabbar came from a remote village of Bangladesh. He got his higher education (Graduation and Masters) in Bangla Language & Literature from the University of Dhaka. He started his career as a journalist on 16 January 1972. He was a member of Mujib Bahini (Bangladesh Liberation Force) in 1971 and participated in the War of Liberation of Bangladesh. He was involved in the movement of freedom of press and was actively associated with the Dhaka Union of Journalists. He was elected as the Organizing Secretary of DUJ. He took his oath as the Minister on 7th January 2019. He was given the charge of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication & Information Technology.

Doing some businesses in Media, Travel & Tour Operation, Printing, Publishing and Computer Reselling, He is now engaged in Software Development, Providing IT Education, Developing IT Enabled Educational Curriculum, Developing Course Materials for ICT Education, Creating Journalism and writing Books on ICT and other subjects. He has established a large number of Schools in Bangladesh including Computer based Ananda Multimedia School and Bijoy Digital School.

Mustafa Jabbar is the technology leader and promoter of ICT in Bangladesh. He is the founder member of Bangladesh Computer Samity, Bangladesh Association of Software and Services and E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh. He has been elected President of Bangladesh Computer Samity for the fourth term and retired from his office on 01 April 2014 due to regulatory bindings. He was also the founder vice President of BASIS and was President from 16 July 2016 to 08 January 2018.