Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Fatima Yasmin, a career civil servant, joined the Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance as Secretary on 23 February 2020. She is the first female Secretary of ERD. Prior to this position, she was Vice-Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Ministry of Commerce, and Director General, Institute of Public Finance (IPF), Ministry of Finance.
Yasmin joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1991. She worked for various ministries including the Finance Division and Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance; and Ministries of Agriculture, Women and Children Affairs, and Defense. She also worked for ERD for a substantial period with the World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, and Islamic Development Bank.
Outside government, she worked for Asian Development Bank, European Union, and the UN’s International Jute Organization.
Yasmin obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. She did Masters in Development Economics from Australian National University (ANU), Australia. She was a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow of the US State Department at the Rutgers University, USA