M Shahidul Islam
Ambassador M Shahidul Islam, born in Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, completed his Masters in International Relations from the University of Dhaka. He completed his Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations from the International Institute of Public Administration, Paris, France.
Ambassador Islam, a career diplomat, served as the Secretary Genereal of BIMSTEC, Ambassador of Bangladesh to France with concurrently accredited to Romania, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, as well as, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UNESCO. He also served as the Ambassador of Bangladesh to South Korea.
Ambassador Islam, after joining the Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign Affairs) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, served in various capacities in the Ministry and also in Bangladesh Missions in Kolkata, Geneva and Washington D.C. Prior to joining as Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea, he was Director General (Americas, Pacific and Counter Terrorism, Europe) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is currently Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States of America and concurrently accredited to the Belize, the Republic of Colombia, the Dominican Republic, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana & Haiti. He is also the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the Organization of American States (OAS), World Bank and IMF.
Ambassador M Shahidul Islam is married to Mrs. Jesmeen Islam. They have a son and a daughter.