The Assistant High Commissioner
A career diplomat, Mr. Kazi Ziaul Hasan joined the Foreign Service of Bangladesh in 2006. He served in different capacities in the territorial as well as functional Wings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. He worked in the Policy and Organisation, Personnel, Recruitment & Training, Multilateral Economic Affairs and South Asia sections of the Ministry. He had extensive engagement with the political and economic issues in regional and sub-regional context and dealt with the possibilities of expansion of broader economic cooperation.
He served at the Bangladesh Mission in London as Head of Chancery from mid-2013 till ’14 and held responsibilities of, among others, Administration & Accounts, Finance, Human Resources, Protocol, VIP and VVIP visits, Logistics (including IT and event management), reporting and special dispatches to the Foreign Office, High Commissioner’s external outreach (diplomatic and academic), bilateral issues and international organisations.
He worked on deputation at the Secretariat of the Developing Eight Organisation for Economic Cooperation as Director for Economic Affairs and External Relations from 2014 till 2018.
Upon return at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2018, Mr. Hasan worked as Director for West Asia, Consular, Welfare and Machine Readable and Biometric Passport (MRP), Information and Communications Technology, D-8 Cell and East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. His last assignment before taking up the responsibilities of Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Manchester entailed the portfolio of Deputy Chief of Protocol.
Mr. Hasan worked as a banker for a short period and also engaged himself with Eureka Ops Pty Ltd. during his stay in Australia.
Mr. Hasan holds Master of International Affairs and Master of Diplomacy from Australian National University in Australia and Master in Bank Management and Master of Development Studies from Bangladesh. His interests include, among others, global politics and political economy, human rights, trade & development. He is married and they are blessed with two children.