Expert on Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Ex-Additional Secretary and Member, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
MR. Siddique Zobair has developed an illustrious career as a bureaucrat and served the Bangladesh Government for 34 years in different capacities, before finally retiring on 1 January 2020 as Additional Secretary to the government. He is now working as a sector expert with the government as well as the private sector. Immediately before his retirement, he worked as Member, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) under Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.
He served in the energy sector for the last 24 years in different capacities. He was deeply involved with the preparation of county"s first National Energy Policy in 1996, Policies prepared for de-regularizations of Energy Sector like Private Sector LPG Marketing Policy, Private Sector CNG marketing Policy, Private Sector Lubricating Oil Marketing Policy, Gas Act, Coal Policy, Renewable Energy Policy 2008, Preparation of Power System Master Plan 2016, Preparation of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Act 2012, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Master Plan 2013, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rules 2016, Energy Audit Regulation 2018 of Bangladesh and many more. In his tenure at SREDA, Mr. Zobair actively worked with the government, development partners, national and international organizations, financial institutions, civil society, academia and NGO"s to identify necessary interventions and to prepare relevant laws, rules and policies to promote and develop Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency activities in the country. He also served as Senior Staff member in International Organizations
Mr. Zobair actively participated in the preparation of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act 2003, Gas Act, Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Sustainable Energy for All program of UN etc. He has several publications in national and international journals. Mr. Zobair also developed and worked as focal point officer of SE4ALL programme of UN and SREP programme under CIF, World Bank. He contributes as one of the core members in preparing INDC and the first NDC as well as 3rd National Communication for UNFCC of Bangladesh. Apart from diploma and short training courses at home and abroad on energy Mr. Siddique Zobair obtained his Master"s in Petroleum Management from University of Alberta, Canada, certificate course on Project Management from AIT, Bangkok and training on Biomass Gasification technology from Indian Institution of Science, Bangalore. He is also a certified Energy Management Specialist. He attends and led the government delegation in different international seminars, workshops and meetings. Mr. Zobair is now working as one of the panel experts of the power sector, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of the People"s Republic of Bangladesh and as an independent consultant on energy, environment and climate change.