Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin
Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin joined Ministry of Youth & Sports as Secretary on 01 August 2019. Before that he has joined Ministry of Youth & Sports as Secretary in charge on 26 February 2019. He worked as Additional Secretary (Budget & Macro-Economy) in Finance Division prior to joining as Secretary in Charge. He is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service. He obtained Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of the East, Manila, Philippines in 2008, Master of Arts in Government Financial Management from the University of Ulster, United Kingdom in 2000 and Master of Commerce with Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in Finance from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1983.
He has about 32 years of professional experience. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service: Audit and Accounts and started his professional career as Assistant Accountant General in 1988 and since then he successfully performed his duties as Chief Accounts Officer with reputation in a number of Ministries/ Divisions namely Ministry of Housing and Works, Ministry of Power and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Directorate of Commercial Audit as Director. He also worked in Finance Division as Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary. He contributed significantly to the formulation of Medium Term Budget Framework and Social Safety Net Programs.
Moreover, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director (Audit and Finance) and subsequently also worked as Counsellor and acted as Charge de affaires in the Embassy of Manila, the Philippines. In addition, he served in Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Janata Bank and Bangladesh Bank prior to joining Civil Service. He also worked in BRAC on lien, the largest NGO in the world.
As Secretary in-Charge, Dr. Jafar is Vice-Chairman, National Sports Council (NSC) and Member, Board of Directors, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP).
Dr. Jafar has received many professional training from different local and foreign institutions and attended International conferences and seminars. The countries visited include: UK, Italy, Spain, India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Ireland, Uzbekistan, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, France, Vietnam, Switzerland, Peru, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Australia and Japan.
He was a member to the Board of Directors of Janata Bank Limited, Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd., Bangladesh Institute of Management, Petrobangla and Institute of Public Finance. In addition, he was also National Project Director (Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience Project), Managing Director, National Human Resource Development Fund and Chairman, Executive committee (Institute of Public Finance). He was a Part-time Faculty of BRAC University. He is a resource person to various Government institutions and academy.
Mentionable, he is a renowned sports personality and he used to play volleyball in the First Division Dhaka Volleyball League during 1980s. He blessed with one daughter and one son, namely Samia Afroz (Bristy) and Md. Khalek Imtiaz (Shurid). He is married to Mrs. Sadia Nuzhat who is a homemaker.
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