The government has appointed Asad Alam Siam, currently serving as Inspector General of Missions (Additional Secretary) at the Ministry, as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to Austria.
He will be succeeding Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith in this capacity. His appointment comes after the government's first choice was rejected by the Austrian government.
Ambassador-designate Siam is a career diplomat belonging to the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS)-Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.
Joining the service in 1995, he has served extensively both at home and abroad.
At headquarters, he served in the Offices of Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary as Director and in Europe & EU wing as Director General.
He was also the Chief of Protocol and Rector of the Foreign Service Academy.
Overseas, he has served in Bangladesh Missions in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manchester. He was Bangladesh’s first Consul General in Milan; and Bangladesh’s Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau.
Hailing from Dhaka, Ambassador Siam had his graduation in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Later, he did an MBA from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands.