Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative
Ambassador M. Shameem Ahsan is a career diplomat with over 31 years of service. After joining the Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1986, Mr. Ahsan served as Assistant Secretary in the United Nations wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1988 to December 1989, as Director in the Foreign Secretary's Office as well as in the International Organizations wing between 1996 and 1998. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Ahsan served respectively as Chief of Protocol, Director General for Europe and for Americas & Pacific wing of the Ministry. Previously, he also served in Bangladesh Missions in New Delhi, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and New York in various capacities.
On Ambassadorial assignments, Mr. Ahsan served in the Islamic Republic of Iran between 2006 and 2008 with concurrent accreditation to the Republics of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. From 2009 to 2012 he officiated as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam and moved to Brazil in September 2012 as the first Ambassador of Bangladesh after the Embassy was reopened. He took over as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices in Geneva in September 2014 simultaneously holding the assignment of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation and concurrent accreditation to the Holy See. Ambassador Ahsan is also the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the Conference on Disarmament and to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Ambassador Shameem Ahsan is fluent in English and speaks and writes French reasonably well.