Profile of the Rector

Dr. M Aslam Alam is the Rector of Bangladesh Public Administration Centre (BPATC). Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Alam served as Rector, BCS Administration Academy. Before that he was the Secretary, Bank and Financial Institutions Division (BFID) of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh. Before assuming that position he was the Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh. Previously, he was the Director General of the Department of Land Records and Surveys, where he pursued formulation and implementation of a land digitization strategy and action plan, involuntary resettlement as well as land use planning. Previously, he was the Director General-3 at the Prime Minister’s Office. Prior to that, Dr. Alam was on lien to UNDP/UNOPS from October 2004 to July 2008, and worked as Senior Program Manager of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP).

Dr. Alam is a career civil servant and started his served in the administrative service of Bangladesh. At the field level, he has as Assistant Commissioner at Faridpur, Gopalganj, Jamalpur and Chittagong Districts. He worked as Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Additional Deputy Commissioner at Chandpur District. He was a faculty member (Deputy Director) of BCS Administration training Academy as well. He also served as Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Establishment and Project Director of two projects under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.

Dr. Alam obtained his PhD in Social Science and Policy (Environmental Policy) from the University of New South Wales at Sydney, Australia. Prior to doing PhD, he did an MA in International Relations with specialization in international economic cooperation at the International University of Japan (IUJ). He originally graduated from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his M. Com and B. Com (honours) degrees in Accounting. He has undergone a number of professional training at home and abroad including executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has presented numerous papers at various academic and professional conferences/ seminars/ workshops at home and abroad. He has published extensively in professional journals on training and development, Public administration, climate change and disaster reduction and environmental protection.

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