Suraiya Begum (Bangladesh)
Born 01 February, 1958, Ms. Suraiya Begum is currently Secretary in-charge for the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh. She was educated both at the University of Dhaka for Economics as well as at Leeds University for Health Management, Planning and Policy.
Working for the Civil Service Administration of Bangladesh since 1983, Ms. Begum has had various posts in the departments of Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Heath, Family Welfare, Labor and Employment. Since 2005 she has reoriented her career to the domains of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, for which she has worked in both the Public and Private sector.