Mr. Fazle Kabir Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Mr. Fazle Kabir, former Finance Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, joined as the 11th Governor of Bangladesh Bank on March 20, 2016. Fazle Kabir started his professional career in 1980 in the Railway Transportation and Commercial cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service. In 1983, he joined the BCS Administration cadre. During his 34 years of civil service, Mr. Kabir held various key positions in different ministries and also in the field administration. He served as the Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate of Kishoreganj district, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Director General of the National Academy for Planning and Development, Director General of the BCS Administration Academy, Secretary Ministry of Railways and Secretary Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance. He served as a Director in the Board of Directors of Janata Bank Limited between 2008 and 2010 and Bangladesh Bank during 2012 - 2014. Prior to joining Bangladesh Bank, Fazle Kabir was holding the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonali Bank Limited. Born in July 1955, Fazle Kabir studied at Faujdarhat Cadet College for his secondary and higher secondary education, followed by his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Department of Economics of the University of Chittagong where he obtained his B.A. (Honours) and Master's degree. In his professional career, Kabir was a resource person in the areas of Public Finance Management, Public Expenditure Management, Debt Management and other issues at many training institutions including National Defence College, BPATC, National Academy for Planning and Development, BCS Administration Academy, Police Staff College and National Institute of Mass Communication. Fazle Kabir is married to Mahmuda Sharmin Benu who has recently retired as Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh.