Mr. K M Ali Azam

Non-Executive Director


Mr. K M Ali Azam obtained his master’s degree in Economics from Rajshahi University. He has vast working experience of more than 30 years in diverse fields, such as public administration, human resources and so on. Mr. Azam has proven ability in public policy formulation, implementation, organisational modelling, innovation and improving the culture in the public sector.

Date of appointment to BATB Board

Mr. Azam was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Directors of British American Tobacco Bangladesh in 21st June 2020.


Mr. Azam, Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a career civil servant. He took over the charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Industries in May 2020. Prior to the current position, Mr. Azam was:

  • Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka
  • Director General, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home affairs
  • Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration
  • Deputy Commissioner, Chapainawabganj
  • Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Satkhira Sadar
  • Assistant Commissioner (Land), Meherpur Sadar
  • Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Chattogram

He received international training on “Professional Development Program” (Duke University, USA), “Project Management” (Wellington University International Campus, New Zealand).

Apart from these over the years, he has accomplished several professional trainings and courses in Bangladesh and abroad.