Mr. Mohammad Sarwar Mahmood has been serving the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York since 19 January 2010. Before joining this mission, he worked in the South Asia Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. He also served the Administration Wing as well as Americas and Pacific Wing of the Ministry. He further served the Bangladesh missions at Brussels and Singapore under various capacities.
Mr. Sarwar stood seventh in combined merit list in the public service examination (BCS) and joined the Foreign Service in February 1998. After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he attended the foundation training conducted by the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center and secured the prestigious “Rector Award” (1st position). He also completed specialized training course in diplomacy and foreign policy from the Foreign Service Academy of Bangladesh and obtained the second position.
Mr. Sarwar attended a number of bilateral, regional and international meetings as member of Bangladesh delegation. Among others, he attended the 15th SAARC Summit held in Colombo in 2008 and the D-8 Summit held in Dhaka in 1999.
Mr. Sarwar obtained his Bachelor with Honors and Masters degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka of Bangladesh. He also did his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration under the University of Dhaka. He also learnt “Italian language and culture” in the University for Foreigners at Perugia, Italy from September 1999 to August 2000 and studied “International Law” at the Rome University, Italy from September 2000 to August, 2001.
Born in 1969, Mr. Sarwar is married with Ms. Farida Akhter and blessed with a daughter and a son.