Fatima Yasmin, a career civil servant, joined the Finance Division, Ministry of Finance as Senior Secretary on 17th July 2022. She is the first female Finance Secretary of Bangladesh. Prior to this position, she was Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Vice-Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Ministry of Commerce, and Director General, Institute of Public Finance (IPF), Ministry of Finance.
Yasmin joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1991. She worked for various ministries including the Finance Division and Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance; and the Ministries of Agriculture, Women and Children Affairs, and Defense. She also worked for ERD for a substantial period with the World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, and Islamic Development Bank.
Outside government, she worked for Asian Development Bank, European Union, and the UN’s International Jute Organization.
As Finance Secretary, she is Director, Board of Directors of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh); Chairman of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL); Chairman, National Human Resource Development Fund (NHRDF); Chairman, Committee of Mutawallis of Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW); Deputy Chairman, Saudi Bangladesh Industrial & Agricultural Investment Company Limited (SABINCO); Director, Board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.; Director, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL); Member of the Board of Governors at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission, BPATC, BIISS, and National Defense College, etc.
Yasmin obtained her Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. She did Masters in Development Economics from Australian National University (ANU), Australia. She was a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow of the US State Department at the Rutgers University, USA. Moreover, she has successfully completed Executive Program on Leading Successful Programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.