Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak

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Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak held a number of important positions in the past which ensures him a great amount of experience. He was the Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT Ministry and Private Member’s Bill from 2009 to 2013, and was also the Member of Parliament in National Assembly of Bangladesh since 2009. From 2009, he held the position of Co-Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change till 2013. He was also the President of Bangladesh Carom Federation since 2009, and Vice-President of International Carom Federation since 2011. He holds the position of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh since January 2014. Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak accomplished a number of achievements in his line of work. He had secured the National Award on Environment in 2010 in recognition to his role in the large scale tree plantation movement. He was elected Member of Parliament at the age of 28, and is considered the youngest MP in the 9th Parliament, and was re-elected in 2014. At the age of 33, he became the Minister of State making him the youngest minister in the history of Bangladesh. During his tenure, more than 18,000 government offices across the country were brought under a dedicated high speed intranet, one of the world's largest web portal consisting of 25,000 government websites established, Bangladesh won ICT’s Sustainable Development Award and WSIS plus 10 Award from ITU and Public Service Excellence Award from WITSA. In 2016, he was nominated for Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak is a lawyer by profession and enrolled as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He had obtained his Masters of Science in Political Science and LLB (Bachelor of Law) from National University of Bangladesh. In addition, he had completed a Capstone Course from National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.