Mr. Shyam Sunder Sikder was born on 10th January 1960 in Lonsing village of Naria Upazila in Shariatpur Disrtict. Among seven siblings, he is the third child of Mr. Girendra Mohan Sikder and Ms. Krishnadasee Sikder. Growing up in his native village, he is a nature lover since his childhood.
As the Chairman, Mr. Shyam Sunder Sikder joined BTRC on 14th December 2020. He holds his Masters in Statistics from the University of Chittagong in 1981 and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Northern University in 2008.
He started his career with teaching. In 1984, his professional career began at Bangladesh Bank, where he joined as an officer. Later he was appointed to the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1986 (BCS 1984 batch). He holds a wide range of government positions in administering different ministries, divisions and departments during his career span. He was the Secretary of the ICT Division in 2014. Later in 2017, he took charge of the Secretary of Posts and Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. He retired from the Posts and Telecommunications Division as Senior Secretary in January 2019.
During his professional life span, the most remarkable achievement was the project implementation of the launching of Bangabandhu Satellite1. Apart from this, he was deeply involved in the mammoth activities of ICT and Telecommunication policymaking, infrastructure development (i.e. establishment of 30,000 digital classrooms and 6500 Sheikh Rasel digital Lab in educational institutions, fiber optic connectivity of 492 Upazila Parishad and 4554 Union Parishad, IV Tier Data Centre, and SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Cable Connectivity, 28 Hi-tech & Software Technology Park in the different part of the country, IT training institute in 7 Divisional Headquarter), new technology introduction, 4G implementation, etc.
Mr. Sikder was involved in writing from his student life. He is a renowned poet, writer and columnist. His publication of 43 books includes poetry, articles, historical evidence on the Bangladesh liberation war, Research work on Father of the Nation, travel, and short stories. Apart from these, he worked as editor of several books. He has been awarded at various times for his literary work from diverse social and cultural organizations.
He is married and has been blessed with a son and daughter.
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