Election Commission Secretariat
Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed is a noted civil service officer belonging to Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Cadre (BCS ‘85 Batch). He has currently been the Secretary to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and working at Election Commission Secretariat since July 2017. He is an administrator who is diligent in practice and adheres to the profession. He is interested in serving the country and its people. He thinks big and pursues goal with intensity
He was born on May 23, 1963 in Cox’s Bazar District. He obtained both his Honours Bachelor and Master’s Degree in the discipline of Zoology from the University of Chittagong in 1983 and 1984 respectively. He also obtained Orientation Degree from Duke University of the USA.
During his colourful and successful career in civil service, he held different important positions in the public administration. He launched his career as Assistant Commissioner in the district of Kishoregonj in 1988. After that, he served as Nezarat Deputy Collector, Magistrate of Bangladesh Power Development Board, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Additional District Magistrate, Private Secretary to Mayor of the Chittagong City Corporation, Deputy Director of National Primary Education Academy (NAPE), Deputy Secretary at Bangladesh Tea Board, Chief Executive Officer of Bandarban Hill District Council. He worked as Deputy Commissioner in Faridpur District from March 2009 to December 2012. Then he served as Managing director of Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited (BOESL). At 2013, he joined the highest rank of the field administration as Divisional Commissioner and served at Rajshahi and Dhaka Division respectably from 2013 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017.
Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed participated in a number of training courses at national and international arena, such as Bangladesh Civil Service Orientation Course, Special Foundation Course, Law and Administration Course, Land Management Training, Survey and Settlement Training, Course on Planning and Management for Disaster Management, Managing at the Top-2 Course, Professional Development Program, Regional Food Security Program, Universalization of Primary Education Program. As a part of official responsibility, he travelled many countries across the globe, such as the USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, India, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan and Saudi Arabia.
He has been actively engaged in many socio-cultural activities. He is at present the Vice President of BCS ’85 Forum and Vice President of Bangladesh Administrative Service Association. He is a Member of Advisory Council of Ramu Samiti Dhaka and Vice President of the Executive Committee of Chittagong Association.
The Government of Bangladesh honoured him bestowing the best Divisional Commissioner’s Award upon him. He received the award from honorable Prime Minister on an occasion solemnized at Bangabandhu International Conference Center at March 06, 2016. He was awarded so in recognition of his great role in planning, leadership and coordination for conducting a comprehensive campaign aiming at implementing the “The Mandatory Jute Packaging Act 2010.” He was also honoured with the “Public Service Innovation Award” for his special contribution in Land Management.
Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed is married and is blessed with a son Sartaj Shamin Ahmed who is studying engineering and a daughter Naziba Ibnat Naomi who is a medic. In his long career, he has been serving the country with integrity, devotion, skills and wisdom.