The government has appointed Noor-E Helal Saifur Rahman, currently serving as Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi, Pakistan, as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to South Africa.
High Commissioner-designate Rahman is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre.
In his diplomatic career, Rahman served in various capacities in Bangladesh Missions in Islamabad, Paris, Singapore and Kuwait, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.
At the headquarters, he worked in various capacities in different wings including Director General (Africa) as well as Director General (External Publicity).
Saifur Rahman obtained his Bachelor and Master Degree in Bangla Language and Literature from the Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
He also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
He attended ‘International Management Program’ in the MIT, United States and also completed National Defense Course (NDC) in Bangladesh in 2013.