Directors Profile

Ms. Irosha Cooray

Director, Education Security and Culture

Ms. Irosha Cooray joined the SAARC Secretariat on 01 September 2021 as Director for Education, Security and Culture.

Mr. Jamal Uddin Ahmed

Director Agriculture, Rural Development and SAARC Development Fund

Mr. Jamal Uddin Ahmed joined the SAARC Secretariat on 06 January 2021.

Mr. Ahmed is a career diplomat. Prior to joining the SAARC Secretariat, he served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh as Director (Americas), Director (Foreign Minister’s Office) and Director (SAARC). He earlier served in the Administration Wing,

Mr. Ismail Mamdhooh

Director, Social Affairs

Mr. Ismail Mamdhooh joined the SAARC Secretariat in October 2020 as Director, Social Affairs Division.

Mr. Mamdhooh began his foreign service career in 2002 as Desk Officer (Trainee). Prior to his current appointment at the SAARC Secretariat,

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed

Director Energy, Transportation, Science & Technology

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed assumed charge of his position at SAARC Secretariat on 16 September 2020.

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed is a career diplomat who joined Pakistan Foreign Service in 2006. Prior to his appointment at the Secretariat, he was serving as Counsellor at Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait.

Mr. Fazulrahaman Rahmani

Director, Human Resources Development and Tourism Division

Fazulrahaman Rahmani joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 2010. Before joining the Ministry, he was a lecturer at the Law and Political Science Faculty of Kunduz University of Afghanistan. 

Ms. Ishrat Jahan
Director Agriculture and Rural Development

Ms. Ishrat Jahan joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign Affairs) in 2003. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she was a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) and served as a Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner for more than two years.