Mr. Shirajun Noor Chowdhury

Non-Executive Director


Mr. Chowdhury graduated in Business from the University of Dhaka and earned a postgraduate degree in Financial Management from the University of Ulster, United Kingdom. He is a career public servant with more than 26 years’ experience in a range of administrative and management positions across the Bangladesh Civil Service, including more than 10 years in financial and budget management.

Date of appointment to BATB Board

Mr. Chowdhury was appointed as a Non- Executive Director to the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh on 12th May 2022.


He began his career working as an Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate (Class 1) in two districts. When he was moved to central Ministry of Finance, his responsibility includes leading sectoral policy development, planning, preparing and coordinating overall national budget, and draft policy papers to support the vulnerable people due to inflation, climate change and unemployment. He was seconded from the Ministry of Finance to a major project: Deepening Medium-Term Budget Framework and Strengthening Financial Accountability to advice on financial management across government. Currently he is working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He always looking forward to exploring critical questions around the rationale for government intervention and ways in which government can deal with market challenges by engaging political masters that eventually will help accelerate sustainable growth.

Other responsibilities

  • Member, Viva Board, Bangladesh Civil Service Recruitment Committee, Public Service Commission (PSC), Bangladesh.
  • Member, Board Directors, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM)
  • Reviewer, International Budget Partnership (IBP), Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Member, Public Finance Foundation (PFF), Bangladesh.
  • Member, Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Association, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bangladesh Heart Foundation, Dhaka.