High Commissioner

Message of the High Commissioner

Welcome to the website of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Singapore. The website is aimed to give the visitors easy access to useful information on trade, business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh as well as consular services rendered by the High Commission.

The relationship between Bangladesh and Singapore is multifaceted and based on the common values and shared aspirations. It encompasses political, economic, defence, human resources and many other dimensions. At present, nearly 160,000 Bangladeshis are serving in Singapore. A good number of them are engaged in important professional services and business. The Bangladeshi diaspora in Singapore is making significant contribution to the economies of both countries. We look forward to deepening our cooperation and engagement in the coming days.

I hope, our visitors will have a pleasant experience in browsing this site. While the High Commission will regularly update the contents of the website, I would appreciate receiving suggestions in the improvement of the website.

Short Biography

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Md Tauhedul Islam, ndc assumed his charge in Singapore as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh on 29 September 2020. His last appointment was in Kunming, China as the Consul General of Bangladesh. Before that, he served as a Director-General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka, and Bangladesh’s Consul General in Milan, Italy. He also served at Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Bangladesh Embassy in Jakarta, and Bangladesh Consulate General in Los Angeles in different capacities. Ambassador Islam, while working at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, was elected as the Vice President of the Second Committee, 67th Session of the UNGA. Ambassador Islam served in different capacities in various bilateral and multilateral wings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As a member of Bangladesh delegation to the UN Headquarters, Ambassador Islam made notable contributions at global stage. His role was instrumental in drafting several crucial UN Resolutions including that on rights and privileges of the persons living with autism spectrum disorder and other special disabilities, people centric model for a new development paradigm, and post-MDG development agenda (being considered today as the forerunner of the ongoing SDG discourse).

H.E. Md Tauhedul Islam is a graduate in Medical Science. Later, he obtained his first Master’s degree in Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, UK. He also obtained an MSc. in Defense Studies from the National Defense College, Dhaka. Besides his multi-dimensional academic qualification, he has vast studies in the field of life science, philosophy, history, analytical psychology, comparative religion, mysticism, as well as poetry and literature. The ‘multi-linguist’ diplomat is fluent in Bangla, English, Arabic, and French and a connoisseur of fine arts across the globe. Ambassador Islam is a prolific writer and author of many books. Back home, he is well admired for this literary excellence. He holds special interest in travelling, reading and charity.