Mr. Abdur Rouf Talukder Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Mr. Abdur Rouf Talukder, former Senior Finance Secretary, joined as the 12th Governor of Bangladesh Bank on 12 July 2022.
Mr. Talukder started his professional career on 15 February, 1988 as a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration cadre). He served in various capacities in the government for more than 34 years of his career. He was appointed as the Finance Secretary on 17 July 2018 and promoted to Senior Secretary on 31 October 2020. Before being appointed the Finance Secretary, he worked for more than 18 years in various positions within the Finance Division.
Apart from his long career in the Finance Division, Mr. Talukder has served in the Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Food, and Ministry of Information. He also worked at Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur as First Secretary (Commercial).
In the Finance Division, he has contributed in important areas like budget reform, macroeconomic management and introduction of IT in PFM. He was instrumental in implementing the Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF) across the Government. He played the key role in the introduction of payroll automation for the government employees, EFT for pensioners, introduction of Shariah based bond Sukuk and automation of National Saving Certificates. He is one of the key contributors in drafting the Public Money and Budget management Act, 2009; Autonomous Bodies’ Surplus Revenue Act. 2020; and Universal Pension Management law, 2022.
As Finance Secretary, he served as Director, Board of Directors of Bangladesh Bank; Chairman, Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited; Chairman, National Human Resource Development Fund; Vice-Chairman, IDB-BISEW; Deputy Chairman, SABINCO; Director, Board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines; Director, Infrastructure Development Company Limited; Member of the Board of Governors of BIDS, Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission, BPATC, BIISS and National Defense College etc.
Mr. Talukder was awarded the 'National Integrity Award, 2020-21'. He also led the Finance Division to achieve the 'Public Administration Award 2021'.
Mr. Talukder holds an M.Sc. in Development Management from the University of Birmingham, UK and an MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. In addition, he attended a number of professional training courses at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston, USA; IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA; Crown Agents Professional Development Center, London, UK; National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan; Institute of Public Finance (IPF), Dhaka, etc.
Mr. Talukder, born on August, 1964, is married to Mrs. Selina Rawshan, a teacher by profession and they have one daughter and one son.