Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam has taken over as the new Director General (DG) of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
He took charge from acting BGB DG Brig Gen Md Anisur Rahman at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka Wednesday morning, said a BGB statement.
Shafeenul was the chairman of Bangladesh Tea Board prior to joining in this post.
Born in Joypurhat district on March 2, 1966, Shafeenul joined Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) in 1984 and was commissioned in Infantry corps in 1986.
He is also a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College and National Defence College, Mirpur. He obtained his masters in Defence Studies (MDS) from the National University.
Shafeenul was an observer of the UN peace keeping mission in Iraq.
He also visited the US, Iraq, the UK, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany.