Consul General MJH Jabed assumed his duties in Milan on October 23, 2021. He has been with the Foreign Service of Bangladesh since May 2003. From July 2019 to October 2021, he was the Director General for South East Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka. He served the Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal as the Director for Agriculture and Rural Development from 2014-17. Mr. Jabed worked extensively at the Headquarters. He served the Multilateral Economic Affairs, International Organizations, Finance and Law of the Sea Divisions as an Assistant Secretary/Senior Assistant Secretary. He was also Director for Americas, South Asia and South East Asia. During 2010-14 he was posted at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi as a First Secretary (Political) and Counsellor (Political). Mr. Jabed obtained his Bachelor’s with Honours and Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Dhaka and a certificate course in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy from Carleton University of Ottawa. He did Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was a Teaching Assistant at the Tufts University Department of Political Science in 2006 and Hansard Research Scholar at the London School of Economics in 2010. Before entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Jabed worked for the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)-a public policy think-tank of Bangladesh- as a Research Associate and the Bangladesh Observer as a Feature Writer.