Monowar Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission was born in 1957 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He did his Honours and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Chittagong. He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1982 batch in BCS (Administration) Cadre.
As Former Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, the Government of Bangladesh, he played a vital role in strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation of mega development projects in power sector. He was also the Chairman of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company ltd, Bangladesh China Power Company ltd, North-West Power Generation Company ltd, Coal Power Generation Company of Bangladesh ltd, Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh ltd and board of directors of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, IDCOL, BIFFL.
He served in Bangladesh Secretariat at policy formulation and field administration at policy implementation levels. He worked for the Ministry of Food, Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Finance (Economic Relations Division), Cabinet Division, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment and Forests as Assistant Secretary, Senior Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary. He was Director General of the Department of Environment and the Department of Narcotics Control. He also worked for the
World Conservation Union and UNDP as Project Manager of National Capacity Self-Assessment for Sustainable Environmental Management Project. He also worked as Upazila Nirbahi Officer at Monohardi, Narsingdi and Additional Divisional Commissioner in Sylhet Division
As National Project Director and Project Manager of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan as well as National Capacity Self-Assessment Project respectively, he was involved with the preparation of two policy documents viz 'National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan' as well as 'Bangladesh Capacity Development Action Plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance'.
He did some certificate courses on Project Planning and Management in Philippines; Economic Policy Management and Private Sector Development in U.K.; Environmental Management System in Japan; Managing at the Top in Singapore and U.K. and Strategic Planning and Result Based Management in Canada. He has also completed National Defence Course (ndc) in 2009. He is the author of “Human Resources and Performance Management System for Bangladesh Civil Service”.
Mr. Islam has traveled many countries in Asia, South-East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe, Latin America and Africa – viz. Australia, Antigua and Barbados, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Greece, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. He is pond of travelling and reading books.
Monowar Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission was born in 1957 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He did his Honours and Master’s in details...