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Biography of ERD Secretary

Fatima Yasmin, a career civil servant, has joined the Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance as Secretary on 23 February 2020. She is the first female Secretary of ERD appointed by Government. Prior to this position, she held the positions of Vice-Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Ministry of Commerce and Director General, Institute of Public Finance (IPF), Ministry of Finance.

Yasmin joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1991. She worked for the Finance Division and Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance. She also worked for Ministries of Agriculture, Women and Children Affairs, and Defense. During her civil service career, she worked for ERD for a substantial period with World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank.

Outside government she worked for Asian Development Bank, European Union and UN’s International Jute Organization during her civil service.

Yasmin did her Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. She completed Masters in Development Economics from Australian National University (ANU), Australia. She was a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow of the US State Department at the Rutgers University

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