Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury

Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury is a standing committee member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and former Minister of Commerce. He hails from a political family in Chittagong and headed the city's BNP unit momentarily to organize the party.[1][2]

Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury
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Chowdhury at US Embassy Dhaka in 2018
Minister of Commerce
In office
10 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Prime MinisterKhaleda Zia
Preceded byAbdul Jalil
Succeeded byFaruk Khan
Member of Parliament
for Chittagong-8
In office
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
Succeeded byNurul Islam
Personal details
BornChittagong, East Pakistan
Nationality Bangladesh
Political partyBangladesh Nationalist Party


Chowdhury is a businessman and former chairman and founder of Chittagong Stock Exchange, a former president of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the first president of Federation of South Asian Exchanges. He was the former commerce minister in the BNP government from 2001 to 2004. He resigned on 25 March 2004 from the cabinet.[3]

Chowdhury is the chief adviser of Khaleda Zia, the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[4] He is the chief of BNP's Chittagong city unit.[5]


  1. ^ "President will form acceptable EC, hopes Fakhrul". The Financial Express Online Version. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Chittagong to get garment village". The Daily Star. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Shock at Bangladesh resignation". BBC NEWS. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ "BNP leaders attend meeting at US ambassador's residence". Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Chittagong BNP leader Amir Khasru says he will not run for mayor". Retrieved 21 January 2017.