The government has appointed Md. Shameem Ahsan, currently serving as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, as the next Ambassador of Italy.
Ahsan is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre.
In his diplomatic career, he worked in various capacities in Bangladesh Missions in Kuwait, Doha, Nairobi, Rome and Washington DC. Prior to his present assignment, he served as Bangladesh Consul General in New York.
At the Headquarters, he served in various capacities including as Director General (External Publicity) and (Europe). Ahsan completed a year-long National Defence Course (NDC) on security, strategic and development issues from the National Defence College, Mirpur, Dhaka (2012).
He has written two books on diplomacy/international relations.
Ahsan also published several articles on various issues such as role of Bangalee diplomats during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh, diplomatic immunity and privileges, country branding, environmental issues, economic relations, regionalism, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and on literary issues.
He studied political science from Dhaka University.