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Chairman, Board Of Directors, Startup Bangladesh Limited And Secretary, ICT Division


Mr. MD SHAMSUL AREFIN, at present, the Secretary of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division. Prior to that, he served as Secretary, Coordination and Reforms, Cabinet Division. Also, he served as Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary at the same Division. He started his career on 1 April 1993 as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate at Manikganj District. He is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre and belongs to BCS-11th batch. He obtained B. Com (Hons.) and M. Com from Department of Finance, Dhaka University.

Mr. Arefin has served in almost all the core posts of the field administration like Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner (Land), UNO, DC in different parts of the country. Besides, he served as Deputy Director, Accommodation Directorate, Senior Assistant Secretary, Food and Disaster Management Ministry, Deputy Secretary-Economic Relations Division, Director-Rajdhani Unnayon Kotripokhho (RAJUK). He also worked as Assistant Commissioner (Land), Thana Election Officer and Returning Officer of National and Local Govt. level elections.

In his long service career Mr. Arefin participated actively in different meetings, workshops, seminars; regional, bi-lateral and multilateral meetings on different negotiations in the country and abroad.

He has experiences in preparation, monitoring and evaluation of Annual Performance Agreement (APA), National Integrity Strategy (NIS), and Grievance Redress System (GRS). He participated in a number of training courses both at home and abroad. He took part on “Special Training on Good Governance” in India, “Professional Development Program” in USA, “Project Management” in Australia etc.

He visited several countries including India, Japan, Canada, USA, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, China. He joined different seminars and workshops as speaker or panelist.

Mr. Arefin is married and blessed with two sons. His vision is to serve the country.