Life-Sketch of

Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Current Positions:

Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

(From 11 January 2024 to till)


Member of the Parliament, (Constituency- 284, Chattogram- 07)

Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League


Positions Held:

Former Minister, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (January/2019 to January/2024)

Former Secretary, Publicity & Publications, Bangladesh Awami League (December 2012 to 2019).

Chairman, Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (January 2014 to 2019)

Former Minister, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (August/2009 to January/2014)

Former State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2009 to August/2009)

Former Secretary, Environment & Forest Affairs, Bangladesh Awami League (2002 to 2012)



PhD. In Environmental Science

Environmental Chemistry, Limburg University, Belgium, 2001



Human Ecology (Environmental Science)- Bridge University of Brussels, Belgium, 1996

Thesis- Contribution of Human Excreta to surface water pollution

International Politics- University of Libha-de-Brussels, 1996

Inorganic Chemistry- Chattogram University, 1989


Bachelor Degree:

Chemistry, Chattogram University, Bangladesh, 1987


Post Graduate Diploma:

Post graduate diploma in Human Ecology (Environmental Science), Bridge University of Brussels. Belgium


Certificate Course:

International Certificate in Human Ecology, International Association of Human Ecologist, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996

Certificate in French Language (02 years), Alliance Française de Chittagong, Bangladesh,1986

Certificate Course (03 months), Dutch Language, Hasselt, Belgium


Teaching Experience:

Former Visiting Fellow and Academic Board Member, European Institute for Strategic Studies, Brussels, Belgium

Part time teacher (Environmental Science & Bangladesh Studies), East-West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Part time teacher (Environmental Science & Bangladesh Studies), North-South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Part time teacher (Environmental Science), Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Part time teacher (Oceanography), Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Invited for Special lecture:

Cornell University, New York, USA (Global Climate Change- Issue & Our Responsibilities, August, 2011)

Harvard University, Boston, USA (Global Climate Change Issues- How to avert the situations- 2012)

Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne School of Land &Environment

(Climate change & its Impact on global environment & economic development- Special focus on Bangladesh- March, 2014)

City University of London, UK (Contentions Politics & Democracy in the Digital Arena- January, 2017)

National Defense College (NDC), Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Political Background:

Dr. Hasan Mahmud has been actively performing political activities since his student life. He was involved in politics both at home and abroad bearing a very successful leadership background at local and national level politics.

In 1977, he was involved with student league of Zamal Khan ward in Chattogram City.

In 1978, he started his political career as General Secretary of the Bangladesh Student League at Government Intermediate College, Chattogram.

In 1979, he was elected as the founding General Secretary of Bangladesh Student League of Government Hazi Muhosin College, Chattogram.

He was also in charge of educational Secretary of Chattogram Metropolitan Student League.

In 1986, he took over the responsibility of Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Student League at Chattogram University.

In 1988, he became the President of Bangladesh Student League at Chattogram University.

Under his able leadership, All-Party Student Unity got a landslide victory in the election of Chattogram University Students Union in 1990.

In 1992, Dr. Mahmud became the youngest member of Bangladesh Awami League, Chattogram North District.

In 1992, he went to Brussels, Belgium for higher study.

He served as an elected President of Bangladesh Students Association as well as International Students Association represented by more than 60 countries while studying at Birje University during 1993-94 and 1994-95 respectively.

In 1993 and (1995-2000), he was in charge of Senior Vice-President and General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Belgium respectively.

In 2001, Dr. Hasan Mahmud was appointed as special assistant to the Leader of the Opposition and President of Bangladesh Awami League.

In 2002, he was appointed as Secretary, Environment and Forest Affairs of Bangladesh Awami League.

In 2007, when the President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina was arrested by the Army backed government, Dr. Hasan Mahmud worked as the spokesman of the party and it was much appreciated by the workers and followers.

In 2008, He was elected as Member of the Parliament (MP) for the first time as defeating the Political leader Salahuddin Kader Chodhury.

In (2009-2013), He was appointed as Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Prior to this appointment, he was appointed as State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Environment and Forest respectively.

Being the youngest member in the working committee of Bangladesh Awami League, he was nominated as Environment affairs secretary in 2002.


Special Award:

Dr Hasan Mahmud MP is a well-known environmentalist both in home and abroad. He was awarded with the “Certificate of Honorable Mention” by Green Cross International”- an Environmentalist organization for his strong role of global climate change. As the President of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of National Parliament he worked very successfully to tackle the country’s environmental and climate threatening issues. Dr. Hasan Mahmud MP is avid connoisseur of the theatre and played hockey in his university days.


[Source: MoFA Website]