Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd) is a career military officer who served 38 years in active duty. He was commissioned in the regiment of artillery and commanded a field artillery regiment and two artillery brigades. He has commanded an infantry brigade and an infantry division. He also served in different staff appointments as Brigade Major, GSO 2 of Military Operation Directorate at the Army HQ,GSO 1 (Operations) at Infantry Division HQ. He served as a member of the faculty as Directing Staff (DS) and Senior Instructor (SI) in the Defence Command and Staff College and regularly lectures at the National Defence College. He was the Military Secretary to the President of Bangladesh. He was the Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery (Head of the Bangladesh artillery).
General Muniruzzaman is an experienced peace keeper, he has taught the subject as a faculty member and has experience in the field. He was a member and head of the country contingent to UNTAC in Cambodia. He also has the distinction of heading the post election UN Mission in Cambodia, monitoring the political and security stability situation of the country and as the Head of the mission acting as a link between the government of the Cambodia and the UN Secretary General's office.
General Munir now the President and CEO of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), a leading think tank in South Asia. He also headed the govt's think tank under the ministry of foreign affairs. BIPSS focuses on the whole spectrum of security issues - traditional, non-traditional and trans-national security issues. He is a founding member of the consortium Non-traditional Security - Asia (NTS-Asia) based at NTU, Singapore. He sits on the board of Governors of Council for Asian Transnational Threats Research (CATR). He is a member of the International Military Advisers Council (IMAC) on Climate Change and the Global Futures Forum (GFF). He is also an advisor on climate change and energy security at the G-20 consultative Process. He is a frequent speaker on international security and policy issues in the international conference and lecture circuit. He has spoken at conferences/events at UN,EU,ARF, NATO, Shangri-La Dialogue, ASPEN ,World Security Conference, Consultations on the future of Afghanistan, Climate Summit - COP15,IISS,RUSI etc. He is consulted by different govts, international organisations on security issues and appears regularly on both national and international media to give his expert opinion. He is the Editor of the quarterly security studies journal 'Peace and Security Review' and also publishes regularly on strategic and security issues.
General Munir has a wide training and education background. He was commissioned from the Pakistan Military Academy and has received advanced training from USA, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Austria, former Yugoslavia, Turkey, China etc. He is a graduate of the National University of Bangladesh, National Defence College, Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College and Legal Studies School of the US Naval War College. He has visited a large number of countries in the world.
General Munir is married and blessed with a son and daughter.
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