Biography of H.E. H.E. Md Zahangir Alam


Curriculum Vitae of

H.E. Md Zahangir Alam

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh



Career Diplomat since 1986


Masters in English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Masters in Busines Administration (MBA),  D. DhakaUniversity 

Bachelor of Arts with honors in English, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examination, (Humanities Group) Meherpur Govt. College Meherpur, Bangladesh. 

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination, (Humanities Group) Meherpur Govt. High School Meherpur, Bangladesh. 

Diplomatic Postings

London, Muscat, UN Office in New York & Beijing

in the
Ministry of Foreign

Desk Officer for the United Nations;
Systems Manager;
Sr. Desk Officer for West Europe;
Deputy Chief of Protocol; 
Director General (Research);
Director General (International Organizations, NAM & ARF).
Also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies (BIISS) in 2005.

Additional Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013)

Was promoted to the rank of Secretary in June, 2015 

Ambassadorial Assignment

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh to Uzbekistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic (Since Septemebr, 2013 till date)

Past Ambassadorial Assignment

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh to Germany with concurrent accreditation to Austria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. (From 2010 to 2013)

Represented Bangladesh as a Deputy Agent in the “Dispute concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, Case No. 16 of ITLOS” at the International Tribunal for Law of the Sea, Hamburg

Past Ambassadorial Assignment

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Morocco with concurrent accreditation to Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone (From 2008 to 2010)


2007: Ambassador for Peace

2006: Benefactor Award from Rotary International

2004: Paul Harris Fellowship form Rotary International

2002: Four Avenues of Service from Rotary International

1991: Senator – Junior Chamber International (JCI)

International Conferences

  • Represented Bangladesh at the Inauguration of the new President of Afghanistan on 29th of September, 2014 in Kabul
  • Represented Bangladesh at the International Conference on Afghanistan, Bonn in December 2011
  • Participated in the Second Forum of the UNAoC held in Istanbul in April 2009
  • Attended the International Inter Faith Conference held in Fez, Morocco in November 2008 & 2009
  • Represented Bangladesh at the Inter Religious Conference held in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2008
  • Attended the Leadership Conference of the Universal Peace Federation in September 2007
  • Key Note Speaker of the 2007 Hiroshima Day Lecture in Bangladesh
  • Official representative of Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations to the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York

Professional Organizations

  • President – London Diplomatic Association (1995)
  • Secretary – UNSRC Friendship Society (2001 – 2002)
  • Member, Security Affairs Committee – New York City Bar Council (2001-2002)
  • President – Beijing DCMs Group (2002-2005)
  • Executive Committee Member – Officers Club, Dhaka (2007-2009)
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Economic Association
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science


  • Published articles in well reputed journals on Japan-Bangladesh Relations; Housing Problems in Dhaka, Bangladesh; EU-Bangladesh Relations; the problems of Farakkah Dam
  • Worked on the Editorial Board of Fletcher Forum, a journal of International Affairs (1988-89)
  • Co-editor of PRAXIS during study at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Editor, Bilingual Poetry Collection on Human rights Defying All Odds published jointly by Meghdut and the United Nations Information Centre, Dhaka, 1998 in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Co-Editor of the Photographic Album “China through the Camera Lens of Diplomats”
  • Co-Editor of “A tribute to our languages – collection of world poems” by Meghdut jointly with UNESCO in February 2007
  • Co-Editor of “Poems of an October Evening” published by Meghdut jointly with the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Bangladesh in October 2007
  • Editor of the Anthology published in relation to the First SAARC Poetry Evening by Meghdut jointly with UNESCO in September 2008
  • Editor of two books on the Life & Work at Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in German and Russian languages in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Cultural Organizations

  • Served as Leader of Fletcher Clubs in New York, Dhaka, Beijing and Rabat
  • Founder National President - Junior Chamber Bangladesh in 1999
  • Chairman, National Committee for the observance of UN International Youth Year Festival, 1985
  • Founder Convener and Chairman – Vision 2021 Forum, Bangladesh (2006-2008)
  • Founder – MEGHDUT Abriti Sangshad in 1984
  • Founder Convener – Tagore Society, Bangladesh (2007-2008)
  • Vice President, Bangladesh Council for Child Welfare (2007-2008)
  • Vice President, Society for International Development, Bangladesh Chapter (2006-2008)
  • General Secretary, International Studies Association, Bangladesh (2006-2008)
  • Organizing Secretary, Bangladesh Cancer Society, National Committee (2007-2008)
  • Council Member, Bangladesh Asiatic Society (2006-2009)
  • Deputy International Commissioner, Bangladesh Scouts (1990-2008)
  • Life Member, Friends of the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed, UK
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
  • Life Member, Anjuman e Mafidul Islam, Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Blind Welfare Society
  • Life Member, Bangla Academy
  • Life Member, Nazrul Academy
  • Life Member, Bangladesh History Association
  • Life Member, Islamic Arts Foundation, Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Association for Co-ordination & Social Reclamation, Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Diabetic Association of Chuadanga, Bangladesh
  • Member, UN Writers Society, New York (2000-02)
  • Member, International PEN, Bangladesh Centre
  • Former EC Member – Bangla Literary Society, UK
  • Life Member – Bangladesh Diabetic Association


Reading, social work, classical music, chess and traveling


Served in the Board of Governors and PTA Executive Committees in various schools in London,  New York, Muscat and Beijing.

Extensively traveled in Asia and Europe with some parts of North America, Oceania and Africa.

Donated blood for fourteen times


Father Prof. Dr. M A Mannan of Katiadi, Kishoregonj and mother late Prof. Bashira Mannan of Chuadanga.

Marital Status

Married to Prof. Dr. Nuzhat Amin Mannan, Professor, English Department, Dhaka University and blessed with one son Barrister Mr. Morshed Mannan a Law graduate of Warwick Unuversity, UK, who is currently working at Leiden University, the Netherlands after successful completion of LLM degree from from the same University. Barrister Morshed Mannan married to Mrs. Malika Suleymanova.