Mustafa Kamal (politician)
|Minister of Finance|
|Assumed office |
7 January 2019
|Prime Minister||Sheikh Hasina|
|Preceded by||Abul Mal Abdul Muhit|
|Minister for Planning|
12 January 2014 – 7 January 2019
|President of the International Cricket Council|
1 July 2014 – 1 April 2015
|Preceded by||Alan Isaac|
|Succeeded by||Zaheer Abbas|
|President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board|
1 September 2009 – 17 October 2012
|Member of the Jatiya Sangsad for Comilla-10|
|Assumed office |
5 January 2013
|Born||15 June 1947|
Comilla, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Political party||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
Lotus Kamal (born as Abu Hena Mohammed Mustafa Kamal on 15 June 1947) is a Bangladeshi politician, cricket official, and businessman. He is a member of the Jatiya Sangsad (Bangladeshi parliament) for the constituency of Comilla-10 in the Chittagong Division and is the former Minister for Planning and current Minister of Finance. He is also the owner of Lotus Kamal Group, which is a textile industry.
Kamal was born on 15 June 1947 in Laksham, Comilla, East Bengal, British India. In 1967 he finished his undergraduate in Commerce from the University of Dhaka. He completed his masters in accounting in 1968 from the University of Dhaka. He also earned a law degree.He is also a FCA (Fellowship Chartered Accountant) 
Kamal was elected to Parliament from Comilla-9 in 1996. He was elected to his second term as a member of the Jatiya Sangsad for the constituency of Comilla-10 in 2008 and 2014. He is Convener of Bangladesh Awami League in the Comilla district (South). He is also the Finance and Planning Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League. He was appointed the Minister for Planning in January 2014.
He has been involved with cricket and its development for last 30 years in various capacities. From 1990-2010 he was chairman of the cricket committee of Abahani Limited, before becoming the President of Asian Cricket Council between 2010 and 2012.
In 2012 Kamal was named as the vice-president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the 2012-2014 term. Prior to his nomination for the ICC, Kamal was the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Kamal succeeded Alan Isaac as president of the ICC in 2014.
Kamal resigned from his designation as ICC President, with effect from 1 April 2015. The resignation was reportedly to protest alleged non-compliance by the ICC of laws written in the constitution of the ICC, and he was an active protester of corruption in cricket.
His daughter Nafisa Kamal is the director of Farmers Bank and Wife is Kasmiri Kamal.
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