The government has decided to appoint Md Shameem Ahsan, currently serving as High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, as next Ambassador of the country to Italy.
Ahsan is a career foreign service officer belonging to 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, a foreign ministry press release said on Monday.
In his distinguished diplomatic career, he worked in various capacities in Bangladesh Missions in Kuwait, Doha, Nairobi, Rome and Washington DC and Bangladesh Consul General in New York while in home at foreign ministry he also worked at different positions including as Director General (External Publicity) and (Europe).
Ahsan wrote two books on diplomacy and international relations while his several articles on various issues like Bangalee diplomats during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh, diplomatic immunity and privileges, country branding, environmental issues, economic relations, regionalism, South Asia, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) were also published.
He completed his Masters and Honours in Political Science (First Class First in both) from Dhaka University. He stood first in order of merit at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) under Jashore Board in Humanities.
Ahsan also completed year-long National Defence Course (NDC) on security, strategic and development issues from the National Defence College in Dhaka.