CV of H. E. Mr. Hassan Mahmood Khandker BPM, PPM, ndc
Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Spain, Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro
Mr. Hassan Mahmood Khandker was born in January, 1956 in a respectable family of Rangpur, Bangladesh. He completed his BA (honours) and MA in English Literature from the University of Dhaka. Inspired by his father Late K. A. Hashem who was a Police officer, Mr. Khandker joined Bangladesh Police Service in 1984. He belongs to the 1982 batch of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Police).
During his outstanding career over 31 years in public service, Mr. Khandker held various important positions including Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion, a specialized force aimed at combatting terrorism, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP). While serving as IGP, the apex position in Bangladesh Police, the Government of Bangladesh promoted him to the position of Senior Secretary in 2012. Mr. Khandker is the longest serving Inspector General of Bangladesh Police.
Mr. Khandker worked in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina for about three years. He held important positions at the UN Headquarters in Sarajevo and was decorated with the most sought-after UN Peace Medal.
Mr. Khandker graduated from National Defence College (NDC), Bangladesh, in 2005. He is a senior research fellow, working on global terrorism, at Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh. He attended, among others, graduation course as Trainer of UK Police, the UK; high level workshop on Indicators of Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the USA; seminar on Senior Crisis Management, Virginia, the USA; seminar on Senior Crisis Management, Louisiana State University, the USA; the Global Policing Summit on Terrorism and the Prevention of the Radicalization of Youth, France. He participated in the Interpol Annual General Assemblies in Qatar, Morocco, Italy and Monaco. He represented Bangladesh Police at various conferences in the USA, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Oman, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia and Vietnam. Mr. Khandker received the Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) and President Police Medal (PPM), two highest national awards in the field. Under his dynamic leadership, Bangladesh Police achieved numerous accolades.
Mr. Khandker retired from active service in January 2015. Considering his outstanding contribution and brilliant career, the Government of Bangladesh appointed him as Ambassador of Bangladesh to Spain in October 2015.
Reading, angling, cricket and table tennis are among his favourite pastime. He is married to Ms. Rumaisa Samad, a sociologist. They are blessed with a son and a daughter.