The government has appointed Tarik Ahsan, currently serving as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Pakistan, as the next Ambassador to Portugal.
Tarik Ahsan is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 9thbatch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs Cadre.
In his career, he served in various capacities in Bangladesh Missions in Riyadh, Jakarta, Berlin and Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
He also served as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka. At the headquarters, he headed different Directorates and Wings, notably Europe Directorate and International Organizations Wing.
Ambassador Ahsan obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).
He secured a Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations and Development from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Hague, the Netherlands.
Apart from attending different training courses in Bangladesh as a civil servant, he also received training at United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in New York and Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore.
He was a news presenter of the Bangladesh Television from 1991 to 1996.