H.E. Mr. Md. Abdul Hannan
Born in June 1956.
Obtained M.A. in Diplomacy
from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom in
1989. Earlier, he also obtained B.A. (Honors) in
Economics in 1977 and M.A. in Economics in 1979 from the
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Prior to his appointment as
High Commissioner of Bangladesh in London, he was
Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the UN
Offices and other International Organizations in Geneva
and Vienna, concurrently accredited to Switzerland & to
the Holy See, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Sultanate
of Oman from October 2006 to July 2009.
In the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, High Commissioner Hannan served as Vice
Principal & Director General (cc) of the Foreign Service
Academy, Director (Europe), Director (SAARC), and
Director in the Prime Minister’s Office.
In Bangladesh Missions
abroad, High Commissioner served as Minister and Deputy
Chief of Mission in Ottawa, Counsellor in Calcutta,
India, and First Secretary in Moscow.
Earlier in headquarters, he
was attached to Foreign Minister’s Office as Assistant
Secretary & worked as Senior Assistant Secretary to the
Political Wings: (i) Africa and Welfare (ii) West Asia
(iii) Personnel Wing.
High Commissioner Hannan had
joined as a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign
Affairs) in the 1984 batch. Earlier, he joined
Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) in 1982. Prior
to that, he served as a Research and Planning Officer in
the Ministry of Labor, Manpower and Social Affairs from
Married to Mrs. Shelina
Afroza, PhD, Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries &
Livestock, Government of Bangladesh & blessed with two