Principal Secretary to Honorable Prime Minister
Bangladesh
Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus assumed the office of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister on 31 December 2019. Previously, he was Senior Secretary at Power Division in the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. He also served as Secretary and Additional Secretary at this Division. He was the first Chairman of Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council. Dr. Kaikaus played an instrumental role in implementing policies and strategies of the Government in the power sector through which Bangladesh has attained almost 100% electrification. He also worked at the Ministry of Public Administration, Posts and Telecommunications Division and Economic Relations Division. Dr. Kaikaus worked as an international hire in the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he was the Deputy Chief of Party of its Policy Research and Strategy Support Program. His academic experience includes teaching as a part-time faculty member at Collin County Community College in Texas, USA and at American International University, Bangladesh. Dr. Kaikaus has a Master of Arts in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, and a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. His research focus covers interdisciplinary subjects such as governance, poverty, labor market, migration, cluster-based economic transformation, fish value chain, rural non-farm economy, public expenditure for economic development and so on. Dr. Kaikaus has published research papers and survey reports for IFPRI. The Making of Blue Revolution in Bangladesh: Enablers, Impacts and the Path Ahead of Aquaculture (IFPRI: 2019) contains a chapter contributed by him.