Rafiqul Islam (civil servant)

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Rafiqul Islam
রফিকুল ইসলাম
Election Commissioner of Bangladesh
In office
15 February 2017 – 14 February 2022
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Personal details
Born (1955-01-01) 1 January 1955 (age 68)
Rajshahi, East Pakistan
Known forElection commissioner

Rafiqul Islam (born 1 January 1955) is a Bangladeshi civil servant who served as one of the Election Commissioners of Bangladeshduring 2017–2022.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Rafiqul Islam was born on 1 January 1955 in Godagari Upazila of Rajshahi District of then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to Tufani Mondol and Rahima Begum. He completed his Secondary School Certificate from Godagari High School and Higher Secondary School Certificate from Rajshahi College.[1] He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in a University of Bulgaria and earned his master's degree in Financial Management from the United Kingdom. In 2004, he received his PhD Degree in Management from the United States. He also has a Diploma on Computing and Project Management.[1]


Rafiqul Islam joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (administration) as Assistant Secretary in 1984. He served as Secretary of the Department of Information and Communication Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology.[3] He also served as the project director, joint secretary and additional secretary in the Election Commission Secretariat. On 31 December 2013, he retired from government service.[3]

On 15 February 2017, Rafiqul Islam was appointed as a member of the Bangladesh Election Commission by the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid. The commission consists of five members and headed by KM Nurul Huda.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Rafiqul Islam is married to Nazmun Ara Begum, a former Professor of Eden Mohila College, in his personal life.[1] The couple has a son and a daughter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bangladesh Election Commission". www.ecs.gov.bd. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ পরবর্তী নির্বাচন কমিশনে যারা থাকছেন. BBC News (in Bengali). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "The new Election Commission". Dhaka Tribune. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ নতুন ইসি গঠন, নেতৃত্বে নুরুল হুদা. NTV (in Bengali). Retrieved 26 April 2019.