Shubhashish joins ICAB as CEO


Former Commerce Secretary, Shubhashish Bose has joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO). 

The Council of ICAB has confirmed his joining on Tuesday, 01 December 2020.  Shubhashish Bose drew an end to his bureaucratic career as a Senior Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. Finally he performed his assignment as the Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce. 

Before discharging his responsibility as the Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, he was in charge of the Ministry of Textile and Jute as well.

He was a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service 1982 (regular batch). He joined the Civil Service in 1983 and served in different capacities in the Taxation Department for long 17 years. He also served in two Bangladesh Missions abroad (South Africa and France) as Commercial Counsellor for seven years and half.  Later he served as Secretary, Board of Investment for one year.  SHe was then promoted to the rank of a Joint Secretary to the Government in 2009 and served the Finance Division for two years. 

He was posted as Director General of Executive Cell of Non-Government EPZs Board of Governors in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). After getting promoted to the rank of an Additional Secretay to the Govt., he was posted to the Export Promotion Bureau as Vice Chairman on 30.11.2011 and served the organization for 4 years plus. 

As a government representative, Shubhashish Bose attended a number of high level overseas summits/ consortia/ conference/ training programs/ seminars/ and workshops. These included World Summit on Sustainable Development, NAM Foreign Ministers’ Conference, Commonwealth Tax Conference, Paris Consortium Meeting, OECD Meeting etc.

He also took part in trade delegation to Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Myanmar in order to explore global market for the promotion of Bangladeshi products and to invite foreign direct investment to Bangladesh.