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The High Commissioner

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.

High Commissioner Hannan is also presently Ambassador of Bangladesh concurrently accredited to Ireland from London.

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.

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 1980-1982.

Married to Mrs. Shelina Afroza, PhD, Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock, Government of Bangladesh & blessed with two sons.