Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh

Secretary Ministry of Commerce Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh

Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh joined the Ministry of Commerce on June 2, 2021. Prior to this he worked as Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs since July 7, 2020. He was promoted to the rank of Secretary to the Government on 5 December 2019. He also served as the Chairman of the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission.

Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh was born in Haridhali village of Paikgacha upazila of Khulna district. His father’s name is Srinibash Chandra Ghosh and mother’s name Radha Rani Ghosh. He passed the Secondary School Certificate examination in 1979 from Haridhali Union Secondary School and the Higher Secondary School Certificate examination in 1981 from the government Brajalal University College, Khulna. He obtained both bachelor and master’s degrees from Economics department of Dhaka University. In 1989, he entered the civil service as a member of the administration cadre.

During his career, Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh served in various districts as Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner (Land), First Class Magistrate, Upazila Executive Officer and Additional Deputy Commissioner. He also served as the Project Director of the “Integrated Community Development Project” under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board for more than three years. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the Commercial Counselor and Minister (Commerce) at the Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to working for improving bilateral trade and economic relations with Belgium and Luxemburg, he also looked after the issues pertaining to the economic interest of Bangladesh with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

In the aftermath of Rana Plaza tragedy, he worked closely with the European Commission and the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) to ensure Bangladesh’s preferential market access in the EU. He played an important role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the “Sustainability Compact” which was launched in collaboration with the European Union, Bangladesh, the United States and the ILO. He served as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Export Wing of the Ministry of Commerce from 2016 to 2019.

He attended various meetings and conferences organized by the European Union, OECD and ILO. As a member of trade delegations, he has traveled to various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Mr. Tapan Kanti Ghosh is married and blessed with one son and one daughter.

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