Major General Abul Kalam Mohammad Humayun Kabir, (retd)
Major General Abul Kalam Mohammad Humayun Kabir, (retd), SUP, ndu, psc, is a former professional military officer with a successful chequered career spanning over 39 years in military, public, business, academic, foreign services and international diplomacy covering wide and varied spectrum of domestic and international assignments.
He earned his regular commission in Bangladesh Army on 21 December 1980 securing the first positionobtaining coveted ‘Chief of Army Staff’s Cane’ for outstanding performance. He rose through the ranks to the senior level of General Officer demonstrating his mettle for strategic issues and management, military operations, sterling leadership, civil-military cooperation and human resource development.
Major General Kalam completed his SSC and HSC from Momenshahi Cadet College. He did his B.Sc. from Chittagong University, MDS from National University, MBA from Trinity University and College, Delaware, USA, with ‘Summa Cum Laude’ Master of Science (MS) from prestigious United States National Defense University (NDU), USA. He superblycompleted number of professional courses both at home and abroad. He is a ‘Distinguished Allied Honour Graduate’in Infantry Officers’ advanced Course (IOAC), and an Honour Graduate of the United States Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and Denfence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur,Bangladesh.
In his long illustrious career, he commanded two infantry divisions and Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) – Army’s think –tank, an Infantry Brigade and a Battalion, a Sector and a battalion of BDR; Commandant, the School of Infantry and Tactics; Director (Administration), Bangladesh Rifles (BDR); General Staff Officer First Grade, Army Headquarters; Chief of Operationsin the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ). Served as High Commissioner Extra-Ordinary & Plenipotentiary to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and Permanent Representative (PR) to the United Nation’s Offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Chairman, Sena Kallayan Shangstha (SKS); Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP); Military Secretary to the Honorable President (MSP) of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.He also served as the elected Vice Chair of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR) of the United Nations Habitat Programme (UN-HABITAT) in 2018-2019.
He is deeply engaged and involved in the field of education, training and human resource development. He served as Adjunct Professor in BUP, American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) and isnow in the Faculty ofSouth East University. He was an Instructor Class A, in the prestigiousDefense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Instructor Class A and B, School of Infantry and Tactics, Bangladesh Army. He is an International Fellow of the United States National Defense University, Washington D.C. and a Fellow of the National Defense College (NDC), Mirpur.He regularly delivers lectures on various subjects/issues in differentuniversitiesand military colleges/institutions/schools as guest speaker.
He was appointed as Independent Director in the Board of Directors of Confidence Cement Limited with effect from 01 December 2019, and assuming role as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
A voracious reader and keen researcher, General Kalam, has many publications in military journals, national dailies and foreign papers.He is a widely travelled person who has visited many countries.
He is happily married and blessed with a daughter and a son. He enjoys reading, doing research and playing golf.