Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Keynote Speaker

Investment Competitiveness and Business Environment

November 28, 2021   |  1:30pm - 2:45pm  |  GMT+6

Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, assumed the responsibility of the Principal Secretary to the Hon'ble Prime Minister since on 31st December 2019 before that he was the Senior Secretary of Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. He played instrumental role in implementing policies and strategies in the power sector.

Dr. Kaikaus has received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, followed by Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, and PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA.

He has started public service career on 1986 and has worked in diverse places encompassing both rural and urban areas, regulatory and development agencies, in the field administration and in local government. He has worked in the ministerial positions in different capacities in the Power and Energy, Post and Telecommunications, Economic Relations Division etc.

Dr. Kaikaus has worked as an international staff in the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as Deputy Chief of Party. He was a part-time faculty at Collin County Community College in Texas, USA and the American International University, Bangladesh. He regularly attends as guest speaker at the Public Administration Training Centre, Bangladesh Civil Service Academy, and the Dhaka University.

He is well conversant of development policy perspectives. He has done intense research in the areas of governance, poverty, labor market, migration, cluster-based economic transformation, fish value chain, rural non-farm economy, and public expenditure for economic development etc. Dr. Ahmad has published many research papers and survey reports. One of his significant articles was on the structural transformation in Bangladesh economy published in the World Development Journal. He has published a book titled 'The Making of Blue Revolution in Bangladesh: Enablers, Impacts and the Path Ahead of Aquaculture'.