Ghulam Hossain

Md. Ghulam Hussain assumed the charge of Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) on 29 October 2012. Prior to this position, he served as the Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home affairs and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.

Hussain did his Masters in Social Science from the University of Dhaka. Thereafter, he joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983 (BCS 1982 regular batch) as Assistant Commissioner (Customs & Excise). In the service he has undergone various important training programs both in home and abroad.

A pro-people professional bureaucrat, Md. Ghulam Hussain, has extensive and diverse experience in serving various areas in the public sectors. Importantly, he was a consultant (2006-2008) in Export Diversification Project of International Trade Centre (ITC, Geneva), founder CEO (Coordinator) of the Business Promotion Council formed under the auspices of Ministry of Commerce (2003-2006).He also served as the Commercial Counselor in Bangladesh Embassy, Washington D.C (USA 1998-2003), Director, Prime Ministers Office (1996-1998).He served the Customs, Excise and VAT department under different capacities during 1983-1996.

During his long service career, he was engaged in different special assignments like member-secretary of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Mutiny Probe Committee constituted by the government, Chairperson of the Jail Irregularities Inquiry Committee and Chairperson of the Probe Committee to investigate the untoward incidents happened to capture the office of Water Transport Coordination Cell Office (WTCC) in Chittagong. Government also assigned him to chair the session on “Trade Facilitation-Cross Border Trade” a seminar organized by ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand (2005).He got the opportunity to attend the trade negotiation round in WTO Ministerial Conference, and led the trade mission to Russia, Germany, Belarus, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Md. Ghulam Hussain assumed the charge of Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) on 29 October 2012. Prior to this position, he served as the Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home affairs and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce. Hussain did his Masters in Social Science from the University of Dhaka. Thereafter, he
joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983 (BCS 1982 regular batch) as Assistant Commissioner (Customs & Excise). In the service he has undergone various important training programs both in home and abroad.

A pro-people professional bureaucrat, Md. Ghulam Hussain, has extensive and diverse experience in serving various areas in the public sectors. Importantly, he was a consultant(2006-2008) in Export Diversification Project of International Trade Centre (ITC, Geneva), founder CEO (Coordinator) of the Business Promotion Council formed under the auspices of Ministry of Commerce (2003-2006).He also served as the Commercial Counselor in Bangladesh Embassy, Washington D.C (USA 1998-2003), Director, Prime Ministers Office (1996-1998).He served the Customs, Excise and VAT department under different capacities during 1983-1996.

During his long service career, he was engaged in different special assignments like member-secretary of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Mutiny Probe Committee constituted by the government, Chairperson of the Jail Irregularities Inquiry Committee and Chairperson of the Probe Committee to investigate the untoward incidents happened to capture the office of Water Transport Coordination Cell Office (WTCC) in Chittagong. Government also assigned him to chair the session on “Trade Facilitation-Cross Border Trade” a seminar organized by ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand (2005).He got the opportunity to attend the trade negotiation round in WTO Ministerial Conference, and led the trade mission to Russia, Germany, Belarus, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

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  • Project

    Taxpayer recognition programme

    Researchers implemented a range of programmes to exploit firms’ interest in social recognition to increase VAT compliance. Exposing information about firms’ tax compliance to their peers can increase tax payment in a cost-effective way. After receiving information about the tax payment status of neighbouring firms, firms in high-compliance areas...

    4 Sep 2014 | Nasiruddin Ahmed, Raj Chetty, Ghulam Hossain, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Aminur Rahman, Monica Singhal