Chairman's Profile

Chairman's Profile

Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman

Senior Secretary
Internal Resources Division (IRD)
National Board of Revenue (NBR)
Ministry of Finance


Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman was born on December 31, 1960 in a respectable Muslim family in Sunamganj. His father Late Hakim Nozabath Ali graduated from the then Hakim Ajmal Khan Tibbia College in New Delhi in 1946 and dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the people. His mother Late Shamsunnesa Ali was a housewife/manager.

Mr. Rahman did his Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) and Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in Sociology in 1982 and 1984, respectively from the University of Dhaka. He joined in 1982 regular Batch of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Cadre. He studied at the Australian National University (ANU) under the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and obtained Graduate Diploma and Masters in Development Administration in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He also undertook a Parliamentary Internship during March-May 1999 in the Australian Parliament.

He assumed the office of Senior Secretary, Internal Resources Division (IRD) and Chairman, National Board of Revenue, Ministry of Finance on April 11, 2016. Prior to this appointment, he worked as Secretary, IRD and Chairman, NBR since 12 January 2015,Ministry of Finance and also as Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF). He also served as Secretary, Statistics and Informatics Division, Ministry of Planning. Earlier he was posted as the Economic Minister (Additional Secretary to the Government) in Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN Headquarters in New York from July 2009 to September 2012. He previously worked as the Director General (Additional Secretary) of the Department of Environment (DOE), Joint Secretary in Local Government Division (LGD), Deputy Secretary (UN) in ERD and Private Secretary to the Hon’ble Speaker of Bangladesh National Parliament. He got the experience of working in the Field Administration, Foreign Office, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Bangladesh Secretariat and the Bangladesh’s Embassies in Myanmar and Vietnam. During 2004-2005, he served as the first Project Manager of UNDP-DFID Funded Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP). During 2005-2007, he served as the Assistant Resident Representative and Assistant Country Director in UNDP Bangladesh Country Office and led the Governance Unit which was facilitating many reforms programmes.

Mr. Rahman has a number of publications to his credit. His book on 'Protocol Management and International Etiquette' (1997) had been well acclaimed among others by the Parliamentarians and the Public Servants. His other books titled 'Independence of the Speaker: Westminster Model and the Australian Experience' (2000) and 'Ombudsman in Bangladesh a step towards good governance' (2001) were published respectively by the Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) of Bangladesh Parliament and the UBS Publishers and Distributor Ltd in New Delhi, India.

He visited many countries in the Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and South America to lead Bangladesh and UN delegations and to participate in numerous seminars and conferences held under the aegis of the United Nations (UN), Commonwealth Secretariat, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), 'Colombo Plan', and SAARC Secretariat. He was Bangladesh’s Lead Delegate to UN ECOSOC during 2009-2012. He also served as the Vice President of UNDP-UNFPA-UNOPS Executive Board in New York in 2011. Later he became the Alternate Member of Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Songdu, Republic of Korea in 2015.