Hasan Mahmud (politician)

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Muhammad Hasan Mahmud
মোহাম্মদ হাছান মাহমুদ
Minister of Information
Assumed office
7 January 2019
Preceded byHasanul Haq Inu
State Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
8 January 2009 – 31 July 2009
State Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
In office
1 August 2009 – 28 November 2011
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
In office
29 November 2011 – 2013
Succeeded byAnwar Hossain Manju
Jatiya Sangsad member from Chittagong-7
Assumed office
Preceded byMoin Uddin Khan Badal
Personal details
Born (1963-06-05) 5 June 1963 (age 55)
Rangunia, Chittagong, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Alma materUniversity of Chittagong
University of Limburg

Muhammad Hasan Mahmud (born 5 June 1963) is a Bangladesh Awami League politician who is the current Jatiya Sangsad member from Chittagong-7 constituency.[1] In January 2019, he was appointed as the Bangladesh Minister of Information.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mahmud completed his bachelor's and master's in chemistry from the University of Chittagong in 1987 and 1989 respectively.[3] He earned his PhD in environmental Chemistry from University of Limburg in 2001.[3]


During 1996-2001, Mahmud served as the political and parliamentary affairs adviser to then prime minister Sheikh Hasina.[4]

Mahmud was the Jatiya Sangsad member from Chittagong-6 constituency during 2008-2014.[5] He was appointed as the state minister for foreign affairs in January 2009 in Sheikh Hasina's cabinet but 6 months later he was moved to the position of state minister for environment and forests.[6][7][8] In November 2011, he was promoted to the full minister of environment and forest and served the position until the end of 2013.[4][9]

Personal life[edit]

Mahmud is married to Nuran Fatema.[9]


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  2. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ a b "Profile Of Ministers". The Daily Star. 2009-01-09. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ a b "Two of the old guard made ministers". The Daily Star. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  5. ^ "List of 9th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Hasina chooses 25 novice ministers, makes personal physician foreign minister". Thaindian. Indo-Asian News Service. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Hasan Mahmud removed from foreign min". bdnews24.com. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Govt forms 26 parliamentary bodies". BanglaNews24. 2 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b Tusher, Hasan Jahid; Hasan, Rashidul; Bin Habib, Wasim (13 January 2014). "Many go, a few stay". The Daily Star. Retrieved 13 November 2015.