Zunaid Ahmed Palak
State Minister for ICT

Position Held:

  • Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since January 2014.
  • Member of Parliament (National Assembly of Bangladesh) since January 2009.
  • Chairperson of the Advisory Board, AIESEC Bangladesh Chapter.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT Ministry since 2009.
  • President, Bangladesh Carom Federation since 2009 and Vice-President, International Carom Federation since 2011.
  • Co-Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change from 2009 to 2013.


  • Nominated ‘Young Global Leader’ by World Economic Forum in 2016.
  • Became Minister of State at the age of 33 years making him the youngest minister of Bangladesh. During his tenure as minister, over 200 e-services have been introduced, broadband connectivity has been expanded throughout the nation including 18,500 government offices across the country, dozens of Hi‑Tech Parks have been established, Bangladesh secured ICT’s Sustainable Development Award from ITU and Public Service Excellence Award from WITSA.
  • Elected Member of Parliament at the age of 28 years and became the youngest Member of the 9th Parliament and re-elected in 2014. He is very active in the Parliament to have an accountable and pro-people government.
  • He secured the National Award on Environment in 2010 given by the Prime Minister in recognition to his role in the large scale afforestation movement.

Education & Training:

  • Masters in Political Science and LLB (Bachelor of Law) from the National University of Bangladesh;
  • ‘Capstone Course’ from National Defense College, Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Asian Young Leadership Program organized by National Democratic Institute.


  • Minister Palak is a Lawyer by profession and enrolled as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.


  • ICT-led innovations, startup and digital entrepreneurship promotion, expansion of affordable and reliable internet connectivity throughout the country and generating digital dividend for the general citizens.

Social Media Presence:

  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/zapalak
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/@zapalak
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zapalak
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/palakmp
  • Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+palakmp

Who is the Conference for?

Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,

Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions

Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation

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