Mr. Shubhashish Bose has joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO). The Council of ICAB confirmed his joining on Tuesday, 01 December 2020. Mr. Shubhashish Bose drew an end to his bureaucratic career as a Senior Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. Finally, he performed his assignment as the Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce. Before discharging his responsibility as the Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, he was in charge of the Ministry of Textile and Jute as well.
He was a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service 1982 batch (regular). He joined the Civil Service in 1983 and served in different capacities in the Taxation Department for long 17 years. He also served in two Bangladesh Missions abroad (South Africa and France) as Commercial Counsellor for seven years and half. Later he served as Secretary, Board of Investment for one year. He was then promoted to the rank of a Joint Secretary to the Government in 2009 and served the Finance Division for two years. He was posted as Director General of Executive Cell of Non-Government EPZs Board of Governors in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). After getting promoted to the rank of an Additional Secretay to the Govt., he was posted to the Export Promotion Bureau as Vice Chairman on 30.11.2011 and served the organization for 4 years plus. He also worked as Director General for the W.T.O Cell, Ministry of Commerce for one year before being promoted to the rank of a Secretary to the Government in December 2016.
Currently he is serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He joined the Institute in December 2020.
As a government representative, Mr.Shubhashish Bose attended a number of high level overseas summits/ consortia/ conference/ training programs/ seminars/ and workshops. These included World Summit on Sustainable Development, NAM Foreign Ministers’ Conference, Commonwealth Tax Conference, Paris Consortium Meeting, OECD Meeting etc.
He also took part in trade delegation to Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Myanmar in order to explore global market for the promotion of Bangladeshi products and to invite foreign direct investment to Bangladesh. He was also a delegation member to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali, Indonesia from 3rd to 6th December, 2013. Also attended the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya during 15-18 December, 2015. He had the opportunity to take part in the 11th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce. He was included in the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s delegation to the UN General Assembly, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Chinaand India.
He led Bangladesh delegation to Washington DC in 2018 to hold meeting with the USTR under the TICFA (Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement) between Bangladesh and the USA. He also led Bangladesh delegation for TICFA (Bangladesh and the USA) meeting in Dhaka in 2017. Mr.Shubhashish Bose also led Bangladesh delegation to Nepal and Bhutan for Commerce Secretary level talks. Led Bangladesh delegations for talks in the Commerce Secretary level with India and Thailand.