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,
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
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
In Bangladesh Missions abroad, High Commissioner served
as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission in Ottawa,
Counsellor in Calcutta, India, and First Secretary in
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.