Rear Admiral Mohammad Khaled Iqbal, BSP, ndc, psc
Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh
Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal joined Bangladesh Navy in January 1981 and graduated from Italian Naval Academy, Livorno in 1985. He assumed the duties of Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University since February 2018. Under his Leadership, the University has embarked upon a new phase of development programs ensuring quality maritime education and research. Today the University is charting its course towards transformation into a Regional Maritime Centre of Excellence at its new campus in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Admiral Khaled Iqbal is a specialist in Navigation and has undergone course on Maritime Law from Wollongong University, Australia in 1999. He is a distinguished graduate of Indian Defence Services Staff College and also a proud alumnus of the National Defence College, Delhi, India. He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, London and holds M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from University of Madras, India.
Rear Admiral Khaled was the Commander of the Bangladesh Navy Fleet for almost three years. His colorful career also includes appointment as a UN Military Observer in Ivory Coast in 2006.
Admiral Khaled is the immediate past Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, when his focus on port led economic development and numerous initiatives for capacity building of Chittagong port were highly appreciated. While a sea going Commander by heart, the Admiral has passion for research works on core maritime issues, particularly Maritime Law, Ocean Policy, Sustainable Blue Economy, Coastal Zone Management and maritime Leadership issues. He has a number of research publications in reputed journals to his credit.