Shahriar Alam (politician)

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Shahriar Alam
শাহরিয়ার আলম
Shahriar Alam MP.jpg
Shahriar Alam in 2016
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
January 2014
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Personal details
Born (1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 48)
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Childrentwo sons and one daughter
ParentsMohammad Shamsuddin (father)
Hafiza Khatun (mother)
Alma materDhaka City College
University of Dhaka

Shahriar Alam (Bengali: শাহরিয়ার আলম, born on March 1, 1970) is a Bangladeshi politician. He was appointed as a State Minister of Foreign Affairs on January 2014.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Shahriar Alam was born in Mohammad Shamsuddin & Hafiza Khatun family at Chittagong District. He spent his early life in Lalmonirhat and Rajshahi.


In 1985, he passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from Rajshahi Shirol High School and Higher Secondary School certificate (HSC) from Rajshahi New Government Degree College in 1988. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dhaka City College and obtained an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Shahriar completed 1st CAPSTONE course at the Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC).


He started his career as a businessman in Ready Made Garments (RMG) Sector in 1995. As a prominent entrepreneur having an interest in different fields, his main focus was on textile business that employed 25 thousand workers. As one of leading exporter, his company exporting to major destinations which include, among others, Japan, Australia, and Russia. He wins the National Export Trophy in Knitwear Category for 2007-2008. The business house established by him trains disables with the assistance from the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) and employs the highest number of physically challenged individuals. This led to CSR Award from Global buyers.[4][5]


He was elected a member of Rajshahi-6 (Bagha-Charghat) constituency no 56 of the Jatiya Sangsad located in Rajshahi district in the 2014 general elections. He has been working as an active member of Bangladesh Awami League since 1997. He was elected a member of the Jatiya Sangsad for the first time from the Rajshahi-6 constituency in the maximum parliamentary elections in the 2008 parliamentary elections. While working as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Information of the Jatiya Sangsad, he worked for the finalization of the draft of the Right to Information Act. Besides, he is a member of Standing Committee on Ministry of Science and Technology related to the Jatiya Sangsad, All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change, Education and Poverty Alleviation and MDG, PRSP, World Trade Organization and Vice Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group regarding Bangladesh Development Forum. Shahriar Alam has served as a member of the Parliament Committee on the preview committee. He was earlier a member of the Sub-Committee on Awami League's information, research and publicity and publication.[6]


  1. ^ "Shahriar Alam to represent Bangladesh at NAM summit in Venezuela". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Thailand investors meet Shahriar Alam in Dhaka". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "PM flies to Canada, USA". Dhaka Tribune. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P. | Welcome to MOFA Website". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh
  6. ^ "Life-sketch of State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. January 22, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.