Zunaid Ahmed Palak

Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Division

About :

Zunaid Ahmed Palak has been involved in active politics of Bangladesh for the last 25 years. He joined politics when he realized that a righteous political leadership is required to change the fate of the underdeveloped and disregarded Chalan Beel region. At present he is serving as the member of parliament from Natore-3, Singra constituency elected by the public for the third time in a row. Because of his great leadership, he was appointed as the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology by Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2014, only at the age of 33. He is currently holding the same post.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak was born on 17th May, 1980. Although he has studied political science and law, currently in the field of Information and Communication Technology, he is leading all young people in Bangladesh under the guidance of Honorable ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed. Palak was nominated as “Young Global Leader” in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, he was appeared on the list of “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government” published by Apolitical, a London-based international organization.

Career :

Palak was appointed as a Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Division, Bangladesh on 12 January 2014 at the age of 34 years making him the youngest Minister of Bangladesh, he is also the first minister ever to be born in the independent Bangladesh. He was nominated Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. At the age of 26, he got the nomination from Bangladesh Awami League, in the National Elections of 2006. In 2008 he was nominated again, and was elected by a big margin, becoming the youngest member of the ninth National Assembly of Bangladesh. In June 2017 he was nominated as Chairman of the Advisory Committee of International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC), Bangladesh chapter. In his early twenties, he followed his father’s footsteps in politics and became a member of the Bangladesh Awami League party.

Palak with Robot Sophia and its creator

Ahmed also was a committee member where he planned to incorporate “Green Technologies” into its office building principles, to reduce carbon emissions into the environment. He said that the building of offices and residences using green technology would not release any carbon to the environment, while the wastes of houses and offices will be recycled and to produce energy. He also expressed that a delegation from India was on their way to discuss different technological issues including the building of zero carbon emitting buildings

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