Honorable Foreign Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Professor Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen has a PhD in Economics and an MBA in Business Administration from the Northeastern University (Boston), an MPA in Public Administration, Public Policy and International Economics from the Harvard University (Cambridge), an LLB in Law, an MA in Development Economics and a BA (Honors) from the University of Dhaka. He passed HSC from M.C. college, Sylhet and SSC from Sylhet Government Pilot High School.
Professor Momen was Chair of the Department of Economics and Business, Framingham State University, Massachusetts. He taught economic and business courses at few colleges around Boston namely the Framingham State University, Merrimack College, Salem State University, Northeastern University, Cambridge College, University of Massachusetts (MIT) and the Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government). He created ‘Business Leadership Club’ and he received awards as an ‘excellent teacher’. Dr. Momen also received ‘Gentleman of the Year” Award from National Women Empowerment Group for promoting women issues and encouraging and recruiting maximum number of women faculty and researchers.
He worked as an Economic Adviser (Consultant) at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund under the Saudi Ministry of Finance and National Economy as an expert. Also he worked for the World Bank, Washington DC [1981-83] and as a UNDP consultant, New York, 1989.
Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen was the Bangladesh Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary & Permanent Representative (PR) to the UN from August 2009 to November 2015. Since he took up the assignment as the Bangladesh PR to the United Nations in 2009, Dr. Momen served as the Chair of LDC Group in 2009-10 and 2015, President of UNICEF Executive Board in 2010-11, President of UN Office of the South-South Cooperation (2014-15), Vice President of the ECOSOC (2011-12), Chair of the Second Committee (2011-12), Chair and Vice Chair of the Peace Building Commission (2011-2014), Vice President of the UNGA (2013-14) and also served 3 times as Acting President of the UNGA, a Facilitator of UN Counter Terrorism Review (2010), Chair of Asia-Pacific Group (2010, 2012, 2015), and as the NAM Coordinator of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (2009-2012) and Chairman of the UN Credentials Committee (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).