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Selim Uddin new BREB chairman

Published : 13 Jan 2022 10:12 PM

Mohammad Selim Uddin, Additional Secretary to the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has joined as the Chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board. 

The information was unveiled through a press relase by the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) on Thursday.

Mohammad Selim Uddin started his career as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate in Naogaon District on April 25, 1994. Later, he served as Assistant, Senior Assistant Commissioner in Chandpur, Bandarban Hill District and Bandarban District Council. 

He also served as 'Upazila Nirbahi Officer' (UNO) in Ramu Upazila of Cox's Bazar District and 'Deputy Commissioner' in Bhola District. 

He has carried out important roles at various times as Senior Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, 

Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary in the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Health  and Family Welfare, Depart ment of Power, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Industries. 

On 28th Spetember last year, he was promoted as Additional Secretary to the government and worked in the Ministry of Industries and Power. 

Then on 8th January this year, he was transferred from the Ministry of Public Administration to the post of Chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board on deputation. 

He was released from Power Department on 12th January this year and joined Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board the next day.

He was born in a Muslim family in Lohagara upazila of Chittagong district and obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from Chittagong University in 1988 and his master's degree in 1990. 

He later earned an MSc in Development Management from the University of Birmingham in England in 2013. He traveled to many countries, including the United States, England, Australia, France, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, and the Philippines for training and government work. 

He is married and has two sons. He has a special interest in development economics, power and energy.