H.E. Ms. Samina Naz
: Career Diplomat. At the rank and status of an Ambassador.
Joined Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1995.
: Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 25 August 2017. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Lao P.D.R. with residence in Hanoi since 06 November 2018.
IMMEDIATE PAST WORK
: Deputy High Commissioner/Consul General, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, India from 20 September 2013 to 18 August 2017. First woman diplomat to open a new diplomatic Mission for Bangladesh (in Mumbai, India).
: Master of Social Science in International Relations with Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Dhaka.
WORK EXPERIENCE AT HOME AND ABROAD
: Served as Second Secretary at the Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands (1999-2000), as First Secretary/Counsellor for Social and Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (2001-2005) and in Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi as Counsellor (Political) from 2005 to 2007.
At the Ministry, worked as Assistant Secretary in the Americas (1995-’96), International Organizations (1997), SAARC(1998), Policy and Organizations (1998), Personnel (1999), West Asia sections (2000). Worked as the first woman Deputy Chief of Protocol for Visit (2007), served as Director for Foreign Minister’s Office from Dec 2007 to Sept 2008 (first woman officer to serve in the position). Worked as Director for Americas and Pacific, Counter Terrorism and Trafficking in Persons from 2009 to 2011, Director General and Coordinator for First World Marketing Summit, March 2012 and Director General for Research from June 2012 to September 2013.
AREAS OF INTEREST
: Has interest and worked in the areas of security issues, counter terrorism, trafficking in persons, disaster management, human rights issues, advancement and empowerment of women, rights of the child etc.
TRAININGS AND AWARDS
: Attended several trainings at home and abroad & awarded certificates for-
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & CONVENTIONS
: Participated in numerous United Nations & international Conferences and served as Bangladesh delegate to the UN and in several capacities under UN framework: Rapporteur for UN Ad-Hoc Committee on the future of the UN Women Research and Training Institute in 2002 and submitted a report to the UN. Served at the Ad-Hoc Committee of the drafting group of the UN Convention on the rights and privileges of the Persons with Disability.
OTHER WORK AT THE UN LEVEL
: Participated actively and contributed to the outcome document of the following UN Conferences-
OTHER INTERNATIONAL & REGIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED
: English, Bangla (mother tongue), working knowledge of French and Hindi.
: Bangladeshi. Born on 14 March 1969 in Dhaka. Married to Muhammad Ehsanul Haque. Mother of: Zahra Haque (daughter) and Samin Haque (son)/Born in 2008.