Rear Admiral M Shahjahan took office as the chairman of the Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) on Sunday.
He took over the charge from outgoing chairman Rear Admiral SM Abul Kalam Azad at the port building.
He previously served as chairman of the Mongla Port Authority before joining as CPA chairman.
Prior to that, M Shahjahan was also a member of the Chittagong Port Authority (Harbour and Marine) under the Ministry of Shipping.
Rear Admiral M Shahjahan joined the Bangladesh Navy in 1984 and was commissioned in 1987.
He was also a member of the Blue-Economy Cell of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
He served in different important capacities at Bangladesh Navy headquarters. He was also the captain of different ships.
M Shahjahan received numerous commendations for his outstanding performance and professional excellence in the Navy.
He became the deputy director general of Coast Guard in 2019 and he carried out his duties with great success.
He was team leader of a Military Observer Team under the United Nations (UN) and served as a UN Peacekeeping Officer at the UN Mission in Haiti.