Mr. Shyamal Kanti Gosh, Former Secretary is the Court-appointed Independent Director of Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Limited as per the Hon’ble High Court Division’s Order dated December 17, 2020 passed in Company Matter No. 32/2020. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rajshahi and later pursued his MBA. He has received accolades on various disciplines from Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Savar, Bangladesh; Uppsala University, Sweden; CEE India; Bradford University, UK; International Training Center, ILO, Turin Italy; IIEP, Paris, France; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand; Civil Service College, Singapore and other renowned institutes in the country and abroad.
Mr. Ghosh joined in Bangladesh Civil Service in August 1983. He has managed the public sector of Bangladesh for more than 33 years, navigating a diverse array of leadership challenges in different capacities, namely, as Assistant Commissioner, Planning & Finance Officer, Upazila Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate under the Ministry of Establishment; Secretary and Zonal Executive Officer; Director of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Employment; Director General, Bureau of Non-Formal Education.
Notably, he served as Director General of the Directorate of Primary Education under Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, later serving on Privatization Commission under Prime Minister’s Office (Secretary to the Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh) and finally he retired as the Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). After retirement, he played a key advisory role in the Ministry of Education and its various programs.
His biggest accomplishments include that he led several teams of Government Agencies, Development Partners, International & National NGO’s and civil society to plan and design the first ever sector program in the country for Primary Education Sector. It was aUS$ 8.3 billion programme and it was completed very successfully. His excellent quality to manage people and efficiently use money brought about revolutionary change in the Primary Education Sector of Bangladesh, which is recognised and lauded by all.
As Secretary, he was the chief accounting officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and was responsible for overall growth and development of the agriculture sector of Bangladesh. Introduction of various programs were made during his time.
Mr. Ghosh served as Director of KAFCO, Vice Chairman of the Cotton Development Board and Chairman of BKGET along with many other such engagements. He is a widely travelled person and even has multiple research works and publications to his credit. He has built a reputation of honesty, efficiency and competency through his years of work.