Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui

Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui

  • Director General
  • Border Guard Bangladesh

Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc, psc, MPhil is a highly acclaimed officer of Bangladesh Army, who is renowned forprofessionalism and excellence in his field. Presently the General is appointed as Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh, border security force that is responsible for the 5th longest transnational border of the world. Under his leadership, Border Guard Bangladesh is undergoing rapid modernization, adapting to evolving threats whilemaintaining a strong focus on humanitarian efforts and respecting international laws. It is to be mentioned that the General is well known for his philanthropic endeavors toorganize educational and other social welfare programs for the underprivileged habitants of the border.
In his 31 years of long illustrious career, Major General Ashraf has attended number of training courses both at home and abroad. To mention a few, he is a Graduate of School of Artillery; Fort Sill, USA; Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka; Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and National Defence College, New Delhi, India. Furthermore, the General holds four Master’s degrees, including an MPhil, from various distinguished institutions.
Major General Ashraf served in multiple command, staff and instructional assignments both at home and abroad. He participated in the United Nations Missions in United Nations Mission in Ethiopia (UNMEE) and United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
He also served as Force Generation Officer in the United Nations Secretariat (UNDPKO) in New York, USA.

Sessions

  • Countering Serious Organised Crime, Drugs, SALW, Smuggling

    Criminal actors continue to be very creative in developing new techniques and channels to conduct illicit activities. There is an old saying, ‘follow the money’ – investigating financial transactions and use that information to indicate evidence of a crime, a suspect or criminal network. But it is not only the money that facilitates this, it’s exporter, carrier, forward freighter, delivery address, destination and more. Like API/PNR for passengers, this information builds a picture of the whole transaction that will establish patterns and history vital to identifying the organised criminal gangs that smuggle drugs, weapons, people etc. What are the latest challenges in the battle against SOC and how can border and associated agencies better use the data available to them to defeat cross border organised crime.