State Minsiter of Foreign Affairs


State Minsiter of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam
M.P. State Minister
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Bangladesh

Born in 1970 in Chittagong, Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP spent his early life in Lalmonirhat and Rajshahi. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dhaka City College, Dhaka and obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Alam completed 1st CAPSTONE course at NDC.

Mr. Alam started his career as a businessman in RMG Sector in 1995. A prominent entrepreneur having interest in different fields, his main focus is on textile business that employs 25 thousand workers. As a leading exporter, his company has been exporting to major destinations which include, among others, Japan, Australia and Russia. The yearly turnover

Mr. Alam also served earlier as a member of the Awami League SubCommittee on Information, Research & Publicity and Publications and played a key role in organizing various orientation programmes all over the country.

As a social worker, Mr. Alam established the first ever Cricket School in Rajshahi. His initiative helped create fresh jobs for the youth. He had also contributed in successfully running training programmes in the RMG sector. He also served as the Vice President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and President of Bangladesh Tennis Federation.He has been deeply involved in sensitizing people about creating an ethicsbased work environment where everyone is held accountable. Mr. Alam has a personal dream to see a poverty-free Bangladesh. Having spent so many years in north Bengal, he established the North Bengal Development Forum to pursue different development agenda of the region.

He was appointed to the Cabinet on 12 January 2014 and assumed charge as State Minister for Foreign Affairs on the same day.

A widely-travelled person, Mr. Alam visited all parts of the world which include, among others, England, Canada, Russia, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Kenya, UAE, USA, France, Japan, Maldives, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Korea, South Africa and Denmark.

Mr. Alam is an excellent orator and takes interest in participating in different programmes in the electronic media. He is quite passionate about reading, music and sports, especially cricket, football, hockey, golf and lawn tennis.

Mr. Alam is married and blessed with two sons and one daughter.