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|Head of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the European Union|
|Preceded by||Agshin Mehdiyev|
|Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations|
|Preceded by||Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury|
|Succeeded by||Abulkalam Abdul Momen|
|Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands|
|Preceded by||Liaquat Ali Choudhury|
|Succeeded by||Mizanur Rahman|
Ismat Jahan (born 1960) is the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Communities. From 2007 to 2009, she was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations.
Later, she did her MA in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, with cross-registered course works at Harvard University, Boston, US. She was also a fellow in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, US.
During her diplomatic career, Jahan served in various capacities at Bangladesh's Foreign Affairs Ministry as well as missions abroad including Bangladesh's Permanent Missions in New York City and Geneva, and High Commission in New Delhi. She was Bangladesh's Ambassador to the Netherlands (2005–2007).
Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to the Netherlands, Jahan served as a Director General of the International Organisations, United Nations and Multilateral Economic Affairs Wings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.
In July 2016, she was appointed as the head the OIC's Permanent Observer Mission to the European Union.
She is married to Johannes den Heijer, a national of the Netherlands and professor of Arabic language and literature at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Her marriage was the first time a Bangladeshi diplomat has married a non-Bangladeshi citizen.
- A Directory of World Leaders & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: 2008
- Ismat Jahan appointed Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of ... United News of Bangladesh - May 14, 2007
- "Bangladesh diplomat Ismat Jahan to lead OIC in European Union". bdnews. 27 June 2016.
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