Mr. Hossain Toufique Imam had been associated with UCEP Bangladesh since 2003.
He was the Political Adviser to the Prime Minister since 2014 and earlier, served as the Adviser on Public Administration to the Prime Minister from 2009-2014.
Born on January 15, 1939, Mr. Imam grew up in several districts as his father, a public servant, was transferred frequently. He passed his matriculation exams from Dhaka Collegiate School and intermediate exams from Pabna Edward College. He completed his under graduation in Economics from Rajshahi University and obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Dhaka. He had a postgraduate degree in Development Administration from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Imam joined Rajshahi Government College as a Lecturer in Economics. In 1962, he joined the then Pakistan Civil Service. He served as the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh during the Liberation War. While working in the then Pakistani government, Mr. Imam defected to Bangladesh and joined the Liberation War.
During his long and distinguished career in the bureaucracy, he served as the Project Director of the Public Administration Training and Management Project, now the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC), and was the Secretary to the Ministries of Establishment, Communications, and the Planning Division.
After retirement, he became actively involved in the Awami League’s politics. He played a key role in the Awami League’s national election campaigns as co-chair of the party’s election conduction committee. Critics consider his books on conducting the Liberation War as important documents of the war.