Consulate General of Bangladesh, Sydney

The Hon’ble Foreign Minister

Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP
Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP

Personal Information:

Foreign Minister

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

(11 January 2024 – present)

Member of the Parliament, (Constituency- 284, Chattogram- 07)

 

Government Positions Held:

– Minister, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of the People’s Republic of   Bangladesh (January 2019 to January 2024)

– Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (January 2014 to December 2018)

– Minister, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (August 2009 to January 2014)

– State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (January 2009 to July 2009)

 

Political Positions Held:

– Secretary, Environment & Forest Affairs, Bangladesh Awami League (2002 to 2012)

– Secretary, Publicity & Publications, Bangladesh Awami League (December 2012 to 2019).

– Joint General Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League (December 2019 – continue)

 

Education:

PhD. In Environmental Science

Environmental Chemistry, Limburg University, Belgium, 2001

 

Masters:

– Human Ecology (Environmental Science)- Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium, 1996

– International Politics- University of Libre-de-Brussels, 1996

– Inorganic Chemistry- Chattogram University, Bangladesh , 1989

 

Bachelor Degree:

Chemistry, Chattogram University, Bangladesh, 1987

Post Graduate Diploma:

Post graduate diploma in Human Ecology (Environmental Science), Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium

 

Certificate Course:

– International Certificate in Human Ecology, International Association of Human Ecologist, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996

– Certificate in French Language (02 years), Alliance Francaise, Chattogram, Bangladesh.1986

– Certificate Course (03 months), Dutch Language, Hasselt, Belgium

 

Teaching Experience:

– Former Visiting Fellow and Academic Board Member, European Institute for Strategic Studies   (CERIS) Brussels, Belgium

– Part time teacher (Environmental Science & Bangladesh Studies), East-West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

– Part time teacher (Environmental Science & Bangladesh Studies), North-South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

– Part time teacher (Environmental Science), Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

– Part time teacher (Oceanography), Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Invited for Special lecture:

– Cornell University, New York, USA (Global Climate Change- Issue & Our Responsibilities, August, 2011)

– Harvard University, Boston, USA (Global Climate Change Issues- How to avert the situations- 2012)

– Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne School of Land & Environment

(Climate change & its Impact on global environment & economic development- Special focus on Bangladesh- March, 2014)

– City University of London, UK (Contentions Politics & Democracy in the Digital Arena- January, 2017)

 

Political Background:

  • Dr. Hasan Mahmud has been actively performing political activities since his student life. He was involved in politics both at home and abroad bearing a very successful leadership background at local and national level politics.
  • In 1977, he was involved with student league of Zamal Khan ward in Chattogram City.
  • In 1978, he started his political career as General Secretary of the Bangladesh Student League at Government Intermediate College, Chattogram.
  • In 1979, he was elected as the founding General Secretary of Bangladesh Student League of Government Hazi Muhosin College, Chattogram.
  • He was also in charge of educational Secretary of Chattogram City Student League.
  • In 1986, he took over the responsibility of Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Student League at Chattogram University.
  • In 1988, he became the President of Bangladesh Student League at Chattogram University.
  • Under his able leadership, All-Party Student Unity got a landslide victory in the election of Chattogram University Students Union in 1990. He was chairman of all party alliance in that election.
  • In 1992, Dr. Mahmud became the youngest member of Bangladesh Awami League, Chattogram North District.
  • In 1992, he went to Brussels, Belgium for higher study.
  • He served as an elected President of Bangladesh Students Association of Brussels in 1993. 
  • He also served as President of International Student Association of Vrije University of Brussels in 1994.
  • During 1993 – 1995 he served as Sr. Vice President and from 1995-2000 as General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Belgium respectively.
  • In 2001, Dr. Hasan Mahmud was appointed as special assistant to the Leader of the Opposition and President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina.
  • In 2002, he was appointed Secretary, Environment and Forest Affairs of Bangladesh Awami League being the youngest member of Working Committee of the Party.
  • In 2007, when the President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina was arrested by the Army backed government, Dr. Hasan Mahmud worked as the spokesperson of the Party (Awami League) President and it was much appreciated by the workers and followers.
  • In 2008, He was elected Member of the Parliament (MP) for the first time defeating a Political leader like Salahuddin Kader Chowdhury.  

 

Special Award:

Dr Hasan Mahmud, MP is a well-known environmentalist both at home and abroad. He was awarded with the “Certificate of Honorable Mention” by Green Cross International”- an Environmentalist organization for his strong role in fighting global climate change. As the President of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Bangladesh National Parliament he played a robust role to tackle the country’s environmental and climate threatening issues.