Speaker's Profile 

R.A.M. Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury

Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee at the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Bangladesh

R.A.M. Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury is a Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee at the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Bangladesh. Prior to this, he was Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee at the Ministry of Water Resources. Chowdhury started his political career as a student activist during the 1960s. He served as General Secretary of the Dhaka College Students Union in 1969. 

A member of the Bangladesh Awami League, Muktadir was first elected as a Member of Parliament in January 2011. Chowdhury also served as a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) Cadre. He has held several important positions in the administrative field and worked with several ministries. He was Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2001.

Chowdhury is also a writer and an editor. People know him as the “Poet of Politics of Brahmanbaria”. He holds an MSS degree in Political Science from the University of Dhaka.