Amb. Humayun Kabir

Ambassador M. Humayun Kabir is the President of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), Dhaka.

Mr. Kabir was a career diplomat for 30 years; he retired from government service as Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh in September 2010. His last foreign assignment was in Washington, DC as Ambassador of Bangladesh. Mr. Kabir also served as Bangladesh Ambassador to Nepal and High Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand.

Earlier, he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata. During his long career, he served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various capacities and in Bangladesh missions abroad, including in Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, DC, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York and Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India, among others.

Before joining the diplomatic service, Mr. Kabir was a faculty member and taught at the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Law, University of Dhaka during the period 1977-1980.

His current research interest areas include accountability in governance, public policy, including foreign policy, South Asian affairs, energy, skills and professional development and migration, among others. He regularly delivers lectures on global issues, including diplomacy, global governance, branding and competitiveness at various universities, trade bodies and public and private training institutions in Bangladesh. He has several publications to his credit, and he is a regular commentator to media outlets in Bangladesh and abroad.

Ambassador Kabir and Rokeya Kabir have two sons, 25 and 19.