Engineer Md Mahbubur Rahman took charge as Chairman of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) on January 31.

Before being elevated to this position, Mahbubur Rahman served as Member (Company Affairs) of the organisation.

He is the 38th chairman of the BPDB, the state-owned principal organisation in the power sector.

Born in Shariatpur district on 1 September, 1963, Mahbubur Rahman obtained B.Sc. Engineering (Civil) degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) in 1986. He did his M.Sc. Engineering (Hydro-Power) degree from the Norwegian University of Engineering and Technology, Norway in 1995 with a full scholarship of the Norwegian government.

Mahbub later obtained an MBA degree from Bangladesh. He also completed various professional courses from Oxford University of the United Kingdom, Kochi University of Japan and Melbourne Institute of Technology of Australia.

He joined Siddhirganj Power Station of Bangladesh Power Development Board on September 1, 1986 as an Assistant Engineer. Later, he worked as Sub-Divisional Engineer and Executive Engineer at Siddhirganj 210 MW Thermal Power Station Construction Project, as Director IPP Cell-1, Director IPP Cell-3 and as Chief Engineer Private Generation. He also served as Member (Distribution) of BPDB.

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