(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Masud Bin Momen, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, he had been Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Japan since August 2012. Before that, he had served since August 2008 as his country’s Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development.
From 2006 to 2008, he was Director-General for Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for matters related to South Asia, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation and the United Nations.
He was Deputy Commissioner at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, India, from 2004 to 2006, having been Director of Poverty Alleviation at SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 2001 to 2004.
From 1998 to 2001, he was Director in charge of the Foreign Ministry’s United Nations Wing and Foreign Secretary’s Office in Dhaka.
He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Tufts University in the United States, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dhaka University in Bangladesh.