Member, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC)
Md. Maqbul-E-Elahi Chowdhury has vast experience as a career-long energy specialist and geologist who currently serves on the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission with the status of Member. Due to his vast experience in the sphere of energy, in the more recent years of his illustrious career he has held several important positions as an advisor and project coordinator for several key stakeholders engaged in the Bangladesh energy sector. These include that of Energy Advisor to the Centre of Environmental and Geographical Services (CEGIS), Project Coordinator for Tokyo Gas Engineering Services, and Consultant to the Asia Development Bank for oil and gas projects in Bangladesh. Prior to some of these important appointments, Mr Chowdhury served the Bangladesh state and energy sector for several decades as a geologist and Director of several major energy projects. He was also the CEO/Managing Director of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company and BAPEX.
He started his career in the energy sector as a geologist with Purbachal Drillers in the mid-1970s, following the completion of his academic studies in geology (M.Sc and B.Sc/Hons) at the University of Dhaka. Mr Chowdhury entertains many prestigious affiliations with professional societies, including that of Life Member of the Bangladesh Geological Society; Life Member of the Bangladesh Advancement of Science; Life Member of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID); Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is likewise, as of 2019, the President of the Dhaka University Geological Alumni Association. Md. Maqbul-E-Elahi Chowdhury has also been deeply involved in cyclone relief work in the region of the world where Bangladesh is located and also involved in relief work for the Patuakhali Tidal Surge Victims. During the Bangladesh war of liberation, he served with the crack platoon, Sector-2.