Zunaid Ahmed Palak

Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh

Lawyer. Professional practice in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. 1998, started political career by actively engaging in students issues and community activities. 2008, elected Member of Parliament - youngest member of Parliament; member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT Ministry and Private Members' Bill. 2014, re-elected to Parliament; since January 2014, Minister of State; youngest minister in the history of Bangladesh. As Minister of ICT, has ensured affordable internet for rural populations, building high-tech parks, human resources development and IT industry promotion, e-governance and e-service delivery and creating a vibrant start-up ecosystem in Bangladesh. Interests: issues related to innovation and digital entrepreneurship, climate change, women’s empowerment through technology, inclusive development, etc.