Mr. Lokman Hossain Miah has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina MP. He took the helm of BIDA -- Bangladesh's apex investment promotion agency, on Sept 4, 2022. A Senior Secretary (PRL), he has been appointed to the position for three years.
He began his career in the Bangladesh Civil Service (Admin) in 1986 and has since served in various capacities. He became Secretary of the Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, on April 5, 2021. On June 30, 2021, during the second wave of the pandemic, he was appointed Senior Secretary of the Health Services Division. During this time, he worked relentlessly to reduce Covid-19 mortality rate and minimize its impact on communities and the health care system. He played a central role in acquiring adequate amount of vaccines and organized the roll-out of Bangladesh’s highly successful countrywide immunization programme. As a result, Bangladesh ranked 1st in Asia and 5th in the world for effective management of the pandemic.
He has also served as Secretary of Ministry of Textile and Jute, during which he effectively managed the closure of unproductive jute mills with the view to reopening them by creating opportunities for joint venture, PPP and G2G partnership. He spent over two years as the Divisional Commissioner of Khulna. During this time, he was awarded the ‘Jana Proshashon Padak 2019’ (Public Administration Award) due to several achievements, including the implementation of ‘Jomi Ache, Ghor Nei’ (Got Land, but No Home) – one of the 10 Special Initiatives of the Honorable Prime Minister. He also played a leading role in the modernization of the Khulna Children’s Hospital and attended to many social issues. He also served the Mymensingh district as Deputy Commissioner for three years.
During his long career, Mr. Miah has worked as the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of ICT, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping, Director of the Ministry of Labour and Overseas Employment, Member (Admin) of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), General Manager of the Jiban Bima Corporation (state-run life insurance corporation), Director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Secretary of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), Secretary of the Narshingdi District Council, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Zhenaidah’s Maheshpur Upazila, Deputy Director of RAJUK (Capital Development Authority), Zonal Executive Officer of the Dhaka City Corporation and in many more capacities.
He has a Master’s degree in History from Dhaka University. He has participated in training in both Bangladesh and abroad and in multiple specialized areas including Law and Administration, Survey and Settlement, Land Administration, Advanced Administration and Development. He has also taken part in training courses by the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA). He has visited many countries on official duty and for training including South Korea, UK, USA, Canada, Turkey, Australia, China, New Zealand, Finland, Switzerland, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sweden, Netherlands, France and Germany.
He was born on June 15 in 1963 at Gournadi Upazila of Barishal District. He is married and has two sons and a daughter.