Mustafa Kamal (politician)

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Lotus Kamal
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
7 January 2019
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byAbul Mal Abdul Muhit
Minister for Planning
In office
12 January 2014 – 7 January 2019
President of the International Cricket Council
In office
1 July 2014 – 1 April 2015
Preceded byAlan Isaac
Succeeded byZaheer Abbas
President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board
In office
1 September 2009 – 17 October 2012
Member of the Jatiya Sangsad for Comilla-10
Assumed office
5 January 2013
Personal details
Born (1947-06-15) 15 June 1947 (age 72)
Comilla, Bengal Presidency, British India
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Mustafa 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.[1] He is also the owner of Lotus Kamal Group, which is a textile industry.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Kamal was born on 15 June 1947 in Laksham, Comilla, East Bengal, British India. After the primary education from local Dattapur Primary School, SSC from Bagmara High School in 1962, later HSC from Comilla Victoria Government College, and B.Com (Honors) degree from Chittagong Government Commerce College in 1964-1967.[4] 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) [5]



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.[5] 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.[6][7]

Mr kamal has been criticised for his role in burning down opposition candidate house and business just before election . Also his threat to opposition leader to get out of his constituency of face severe consequences went viral.

Cricket administration[edit]

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.[8]

In 2012 Kamal was named as the vice-president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the 2012-2014 term.[9][10] Prior to his nomination for the ICC, Kamal was the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board.[11] Kamal succeeded Alan Isaac as president of the ICC in 2014.[12]

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.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His daughter Nafisa Kamal is the director of Farmers Bank and Wife is Kasmiri Kamal.


  1. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ "A H M Mustafa Kamal". Ministry of Planning. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Cabinet Division". Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Finance minister mustafa kamal was gained first place in CA exam". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "মাননীয় মন্ত্রী". Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Constituency 258". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Mustafa Kamal". Bangladesh Cricket Board. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Presidents of the Asian Cricket Council". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Mustafa Kamal's nomination as ICC Vice-President 2012-14 accepted". International Cricket Council. 9 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Mustafa Kamal to be ICC Vice-President for 2012-14". The Times of India. 9 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Mustafa Kamal to be ICC Vice-President for 2012-14". Wisden India. FW Sports and Media India Private Limited. 9 October 2012.
  12. ^ "ICC Board of Directors, Chief Executives & IDI Board of Directors". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  13. ^ Cricket World Cup: AHM Mustafa Kamal quits ICC after butting heads with N Srinivasan over trophy snub, foxsports, 1 April 2015.
Preceded by
Alan Isaac
President of the ICC
Succeeded by
Zaheer Abbas