The government on Saturday appointed M Shaheen Iqbal chief of Bangladesh Navy after promoting him to the rank of vice-admiral from rear-admiral.
The Ministry of Defence issued a gazette notification in this regard, saying he has been appointed for the next three years.
He will take up the position on July 25, it added.
Rear Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal joined the Bangladesh Navy as an officer cadet in 1980. He worked his way through Bangladesh Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Executive Branch on 01 December 1982.