Dr. Md. Khairuzzaman Mozumder

Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance & Chairman, NHRDF

Dr. Md Khairuzzaman Mozumder, Secretary, Finance Division, is an accomplished professional with a 30-year career in various fields combining finance, macroeconomics, international economics, customs, trade facilitation issues, international development, WTO issues, and international trade. Before joining as the Finance Secretary, he served as the Secretary of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division under the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. Before that, he served as the Additional Secretary (Macroeconomic) in the Finance Division under the Ministry of Finance. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) in the 11th Batch in April 1993, and later served in various positions of BCS (Customs & Excise) in the National Board of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance.

Dr. Mozumder has a PhD in government (political economy) from the University of Essex in United Kingdom. He has also obtained an MA in political economy from the McGill University in Canada. He obtained an MSS in international relations from the University of Dhaka in First Class securing the Second Position, and prior to that he obtained a BSS (Honors) in international relations from the same university securing the First Position. He also received advanced certificates in French Language. During his long professional career, he participated in numerous training programs at home and abroad covering fiscal affairs, finance, trade and development issues.

Dr. Mozumder served in various capacities in government and international development, holding offices in the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Ministry of Commerce, National Board of Revenue, Deputy Commissioner’s Office of Bandarban, USAID Programme (as COP of IBI project), Business Promotion Council, and Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute. He has also served as an adjunct faculty at the Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management (BIGM) teaching three masterslevel courses namely WTO & International Trade, Macroeconomics, and International Economics.

To ensure energy security in Bangladesh through augmenting domestic gas production works on new exploration, workover and development of wells have been undertaken during his tenure as the Secretary of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division. Also the Offshore Model PSC 2023 has been formulated through the upgradation of the existing model PSC to attract foreign companies in the exploration of gas in Bangladesh. Besides, two new long-term gas supply agreements have been signed with Qatar and Oman in addition to existing contracts to increase gas supply through LNG imports. To modernize the fuel supply system, significant progress has been made through the operationalizing of the India-Bangladesh oil pipeline and in expediting the establishment of the Single Point Mooring from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong.

His work at the Ministry of Commerce involved conducting bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations, handling trade facilitation issues, and dealing with various WTO issues.

Dr. Mozumder also worked as the Coordinator of Business Promotion Council, where he facilitated the implementation of the government policy of diversifying the export product base in Bangladesh to reduce concentration on readymade garment products. This involved private sector development through addressing supply side constraints of the manufacturing sector, especially small and medium enterprises, in leather, agricultural products, ICT, fisheries, light engineering, and medicinal plants and herbal products.

During his nearly 5-year tenure on the USAID-funded programme of Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity (BTFA), he was involved in the implementation of several trade facilitation measures under the WTO TFA, namely, publication of information through internet, enquiry points, advance ruling, risk management, post clearance audit, authorized operators, and expedited clearance of courier cargoes. Dr. Mozumder was able to successfully steer the international development program activities of BTFA while cultivating a strong and varied network. Dr. Mozumder has also worked briefly as a national consultant in international organizations such as UNCTAD and OECD, and as a Program Evaluation Committee Member for the CEPR research programme under the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Mozumder has a number of international publications to his credit. He has an insatiable appetite for reading and likes to listen to music.

Dr. Mozumder is happily married, and is the proud father of two daughters.