Tareq Md Ariful Islam
Mr. Tareq Md Ariful Islam joined this position on 28 November 2020.
Prior to taking up the current post, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative in the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York from 2016 to 2020.
Mr. Islam is a career diplomat and joined the Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1998. As for his other assignments abroad, he had another stint (2005-2009) in the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York as First Secretary/Counsellor. He then served in the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India (2009-2012) as Counsellor.
He also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh as Director-General (South Asia) and before that in various other capacities, including as Director (South Asia), Director (Foreign Minister’s Office) and in the Personnel Wing and the Foreign Secretary’s Office.
Mr. Islam takes special interest in the areas of international peace and security, regional cooperation, human rights and migration.
Mr. Islam holds a Master of Diplomacy and Trade from the Monash University, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Mr. Islam is married to Ms. Aliya Najma Nur. They have two daughters.