Staff Correspondent: Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Abdur Rouf Talukder has been appointed as the next governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB).
Financial Institutions Department of the Ministry of Finance issued a gazette notification on Saturday appointing him for four years. He has been asked to join on July 4.
He will replace Fazle Kabir, whose tenure ends on July 4 next, according to sources at the finance ministry.
Abdur Rouf Talukder worked in various positions at the finance ministry for 18 years before being elevated to the rank of senior secretary. Besides, he served industries, food and information ministries.
He also worked as the First Secretary (Commercial) at Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
Rouf Talukder of BCS 1985 batch was appointed as the Finance Secretary on July 17, 2018.
Later, he was promoted to the rank of senior secretary. He played a leading role in making stimulus packages to boost the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. His advice on ensuring the country’s economic stability was hailed at the state level.
Wishing anonymity, an official said Rouf Talukder demonstrated dynamic performance during the pandemic. In fact, the Ministry of Finance ran under his leadership.
Apart from leading reforms measures in the Ministry of Finance, he became instrumental in budget reforms, macroeconomic management, provision of pensions to retired government employees through EFT, and the automation of savings certificates.
Abdur Rouf Talukder won the ‘National Integrity Award’ in 2021.
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