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Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most-populous and among the most densely populated countries, with a population of around 169 million in an area of 148,460 square kilometres


Our standard dataset contains 1,411 entities connected with Bangladesh. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Bangladesh. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 849 entities identified as PEPs connected with Bangladesh.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1-1
Minister of Civil Aviation & Tourism1--
Minister of Commerce13-
Minister of Cultural Affairs-1-
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Disaster Management & Relief11-
Minister of Education121
Minister of Environment, Forest, & Climate Change1--
Minister of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment--1
Minister of Finance111
Minister of Fisheries and Livestock111
Minister of Food12-
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health & Family Welfare1--
Minister of Home Affairs1--
Minister of Housing & Public Works1--
Minister of Industries1--
Minister of Information and Broadcasting-11
Minister of Land1--
Minister of Law, Justice, & Parliamentary Affairs1--
Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives1-1
Minister of Planning111
Minister of Power, Energy, & Mineral Resources1--
Minister of Public Admin.1--
Minister of Railways111
Minister of Religious Affairs1--
Minister of Road Transport and Bridges111
Minister of Science & Technology11-
Minister of Shipping1--
Minister of Social Welfare1-1
Minister of State for Cultural Affairs1--
Minister of State for Expatriates' Welfare & Overseas Employment1--
Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting1--
Minister of State for Labor & Employment1--
Minister of State for Posts, Telecommunications, & Information Technology1--
Minister of State for Primary & Mass Education1--
Minister of Textiles and Jute111
Minister of Water Resources1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Jatiyo Sangshad-320196
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of Bangladesh Bank-31
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan-21
ambassador of France to Bangladesh-41
Ambassador to the US1--
Bangladeshi Ambassador to the United States-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Parliament of Bangladesh-485116
Chief Justice of Bangladesh-101
Chief of Naval Staff (Bangladesh)-71
member of the 8th Jatiya Sangsad-71
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh-52
Attorney General of Bangladesh-51
Chief of Air Staff-51
Leader of the Opposition-41
Minister of Health and Family Welfare-41
Prime Minister of Bangladesh-31
Land Minister of Bangladesh-21
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change-11
Minister of Home Affairs (Bangladesh)-11
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology-2-
President of Bangladesh-11
First Lady of Bangladesh-1-
Governor, Bangladesh Bank1--
Min of Liberation War1--
Minister of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs-1-
Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs--1
Minister of Liberation War Affairs--1
Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...