Md. Rezaul Maksud Jahedi is Director General (Joint Secretary) of Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO). He joined in this portfolio on 14 November 2022. As a member of BCS Administrative service, Mr. Jahedi has long been serving in different capacities at field administration as well as Central Government. He joined this service as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate in 1994. During his service, he has a wide range of experiences in field administration as Assistant Commissioner, Senior Assistant Commission, Nezarot Deputy Collector, Land Administration as Assistant Commissioner (Land) and RDC, Magistracy, Local Government Organizations as Upazilla Nirbahi Officer and Municipal Administrator, Project Management as Project Director of Sheikh Russel Digital Lab Project (2nd Phase), and Innovation and Creative activities.
Prior to his appointment, he served as Additional Director General and Director General (In Charge) of Department of ICT, ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and IT. Before that, he served as Deputy Director in Bangladesh Public Service Commission and Deputy Secretary under Road Transport & Highways Division, Ministry of Road Transport & Bridge from 2009 to 2016. As a Professional Civil Servant, he has a long-cherished dream to realize fulfilling the public interest. His areas of interest are evolutionary process of technological advancement of Bangladesh as well as world scenarios, policy formulation, public administration, disaster management, project management, digital economy leading to smart Bangladesh.
Mr. Jahedi has achieved various national and foreign degrees during his professional life. Specifically, he acquired Master of Public Administration from Sun Yat Sen University in Republic of China with distinction, and Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. He has achieved M.Sc. in Disaster Management from University of Dhaka with the collaboration of Swiss Development Cooperation. He studied at IBA in Dhaka University. He was also awarded with Director General’s Medal from BCS Administration Academy as the best Trainee Officer of the Law and Administration Course. He also secured the 2nd Position in Advanced Course on Administration & Development (ACAD) from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.
He has visited many destinations of the world for the purposes of training, seminars, workshops, negotiations and professional advancement. Mr. Jahedi widely toured USA, European countries like UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Denmark etc., Asia and the Pacific countries, and SAARC countries.
Mr. Jahedi was born in Mymensingh in 1969. He is married and blessed with two daughters and one son. His wife, Dr. Mahbuba Jahan Lotus, is working as Assistant Professor in Dhaka Medical College and an eminent sonologist.
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