Engr. Mohammad Hossain


For the past 33 years, Mr. Mohammad Hossain has served in various organizations in diverse high-profile positions. After joining Power Cell as an Assistant Director in 1996, he went on to serve as the Deputy Director and Director and played a noteworthy role in enhancing the capacity of the power sector. He has also played a vital role in the development of power generation, transmission, and distribution and has prepared several acts, rules, and regulations for spearheading power sector development. Mr. Hossain has served as the Director General of Power Cell since 2013. He is the elected Vice President of Academic and International Affairs at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). During his career, he has traveled to more than 30 countries for professional purposes. Mr. Hossain was the Chairman of UN-ESCAP’s Energy Committee (2019-21), which is an important intergovernmental platform that facilitates regional energy cooperation. Mr. Hossain is a member of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) for Bangladesh–India and Bangladesh–Nepal power sector cooperation. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the SAARC Energy Center. In addition, he is a member of the D-8 Working Group on renewable energy and a member of the Steering Committee for South Asia Regional Initiative/Energy Integration (SARI/EI). Mr. Hossain is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He was recently awarded the Global Business and CSR Award 2021 for his special contribution to social services and development activities. Earlier, online news portal Bibarta24.net awarded Mr. Hossain the title of Bibarta “Gunijan Sammanana 2018” for his tireless social services.

Mr. Hossain graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and received an MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka. Later, he received a post-graduate diploma in Institutional and Human Resource Development (IHRD) from Denmark. He has taken part in various high-level training programs in the power sector at home and abroad. Furthermore, he has presented papers that were highly appreciated at various national and international seminars and workshops. Mr. Hossain has published numerous articles in various national and international journals and publications.