Muhammad Abdul Mannan

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Muhammad Abdul Mannan
M A Mannan (2) (cropped).jpg
Manna in 2018
Minister of Planning
Assumed office
7 January 2019
Personal details
Political partyBangladesh Awami League

Muhammad Abdul Mannan is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and the present minister of planning.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Mannan was born in 1946 in Dungria, Dakshin Sunamganj Upazila, Sunamganj District, East Bengal, British India. He finished his O-levels at the PAF Public School Sargodha. He graduated from the University of Dhaka.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1974, he joined the Government service as a CSP cadre. He served as the Deputy Commissioner of Kishorgonj District, Director General of NGO Affairs Bureau, Joint Secretary (Political) in Ministry of Home Affairs, Director General in the Prime Minister's office, Chairman of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation, and the Economic Minister at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission in Geneva.[3]

In 2005, he joined the Bangladesh Awami League. He was elected to the 9th parliament in 2008 from Sunamganj-3. He was the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Public Accounts. He was a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Ministry of Finance, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Ministry of Defense, and the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Ministry of Public Administration. In 2010, he was elected to the central Executive Committee of Bangladesh Awami League and re-elected in 2013. He was made the State Minister of Finance on 12 January 2014. He was also made the State Minister of Planning in April 2014.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Mannan is married to Zolekha Mannan, a college professor. His son is settled in the United Kingdom and his daughter is settled in the United States.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dhaka urges Saarc to focus on economic growth". The Daily Star. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ a b c d "State Minister of Finance". erd.gov.bd. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ "M.A. Mannan -এম এ মান্নান Biography". Amarmp. Retrieved 24 July 2018.