Profile of New Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh


Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury
Comptroller and Auditor General

Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury has been sworn in as the New Comptroller and Auditor General (CGA) of Bangladesh on the 17th of July 2018. He is a highly accomplished person with an illustrious career in the civil service spanning across 33 years. Having an in depth and broad-based knowledge and experience on the subjects of Public Financial Management, Administration and Governance, he belongs to the Bangladesh Civil Service (Audit and Accounts Cadre) 1984 batch.

Prior to assuming the Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of Bangladesh on 17th July, 2018, Mr. Chowdhury has served as Secretary, Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and Deputy Secretary to the Finance Division. He has held various positions under the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Controller General of Accounts and Controller General Defence Finance.

Academically, he holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Finance and Accounting with distinction from the University of Birmingham, UK. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Commerce (B. Com. Hons) and Master of Commerce (M. Com.) in Accounting from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
A Civil Servant with long and illustrious career, Mr. Chowdhury has pioneered the Public Sector Financial Management Reform and was awarded the “Public Administration Award-2017” for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of Public Service delivery system.

He was passionate about introducing e-Governance in Finance and engaged in supervisory role at the IFMIS (iBAS++) development and implementation process. He was actively involved in the initial formulation and implementation of PPP Framework in Bangladesh and drafted the PPP Strategy and Policy issued by the Government of Bangladesh.

As a Consultant, Mr. Chowdhury worked in the PFM reform area with World Bank and DFID funded projects. In the past, he worked as Director on the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB), Sonali Bank Limited (SBL) (also was acting Chairman of SBL), Titas Gas Transmission & Distribution Company Limited, Eastern Refinery Limited and Dhaka BRT Company Limited.

He was also a Council Member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountant of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and National Heart Foundation. He was the first MD & CEO of the Government owned largest Infrastructure Financing Company (BIFFL). He worked as Director to the Board of Directors of SAARC Development Fund (SDF), Headquartered in Bhutan.

He is a widely travelled civil servant and has visited almost all the parts of the globe, the countries like USA, UK, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan, Singapore, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Kenya, Morocco and Peru.

Mr. Chowdhury was born in a respectable Muslim family of Chittagong. In his personal life he is married. His wife Mrs. Sabina Haque is a teacher by profession. They are blessed with two daughters.