Tofail Ahmed / Ministry of Commerce Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Tofail Ahmed, M.P was born in Bhola, an island district situated at southern-western part of Bangladesh, on 22nd October, 1943. Late Moulovi Azhar Ali is his father and Late Alhaj Fatema Khanam is his mother.

He is one of the most influential political leaders in the history of Bangladesh and as an ideal follower of the “Father of the Nation” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was one of the organizers of Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 and acted as one of the chiefs of Bangladesh Liberation Front (Mujib Bahini).

Mr. Tofail Ahmed got Bachelor Degree in science from famous Broja Mohon (BM) College of Barishal in 1964. He did his Masters Degree in Soil Science from the University of Dhaka in 1966. During his academic career he maintained a persistent record of good academic merit.

He was the Minister for Commerce and Industries from 23 June 1996 to 28 December, 1999. He continued as the Minister for Industries up to 2001, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Industry from 2009-2013. He was also the Minister, for Housing & Public Works and Industries from 21 November, 2013 to 12 January, 2014. Now he is working as the Minister for Commerce since 12 January, 2014.

He is married and blessed with a daughter.