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Mahbub Hossain made new cabinet secretary

Md Mahbub Hossain, senior secretary for Energy and Mineral Resources Division, has been made the new cabinet secretary.

The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification in this regard on Tuesday.

Mahbub Hossain replaced after Kabir Bin Anwar, who was appointed the cabinet secretary on December 11, 2022, went on retirement.

Hossain graduated with a BSS in sociology from the University of Dhaka in 1984, and an MSS in the same subject in 1985. He also obtained an MBA from the University of North London in 2001 and an MA in gender and development from the University of Melbourne in 2007.

He has served the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Planning Commission, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Local Government Division since then, holding the posts of assistant secretary, senior assistant secretary, deputy secretary, joint secretary and additional secretary.

He served as secretary of the Secondary and Higher Education Division from 2019 to 2022 before becoming the senior secretary of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division.