Bangladesh-born, Anwar Choudhury, is the first British Muslim to be appointed High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He took up his new appointment in April 2004. Choudhury was previously Director of Technology Policy in the Office of the e-Envoy, Cabinet Office, with responsibility for leading the Markets, Technology, and Innovation vision and policy for the UK’s ambition to become the leading knowledge economy.
Born in Sunamgonj in 1959, Anwar graduated in electrical engineering from Salford University in 1985. He worked in industry as a design engineer and IT strategist. He then obtained a post at the Ministry of Defence where he managed a large team of civilian scientists and senior military personnel. He developed MOS strategies and policies in a wide range of IT and Communications areas, with the aim of integrating Defence systems within the MOD, NATO, and Allies. Choudhury has varied research interests including policy for radical change in government and the potential of the information revolution for developing world economies