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Bangladeshi born Osman Siddique appointed as US National Security Education Board member 

Update : 23 Mar 2024, 23:19

US President Joe Biden has announced Key Board and Commission Appointments on Friday. Bangladeshi born M. Osman Siddique has appointed as US National Security Education Board member, according to White House website. 

In a facebook post Osman Siddique wrote ''I am honored to be appointed by President Biden to serve on the United States.'' 

He is the brother of Bangladesh former education minister Osman Farooq. 

According to a press briefing by White House,  M. Osman Siddique served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji Islands with concurrent accreditations to the Kingdom of Tonga and the Governments of Tuvalu and Nauru from 1999 until 2001. 

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, he was the first American Muslim U.S. Ambassador to serve as a Chief of Mission anywhere. After receiving his MBA degree from the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Siddique started his professional career with a fortune 500 company, but soon emerged as a successful entrepreneur and a prolific businessman in the nation’s capital. Under the tutelage of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), he became very active in the Democratic Party and national politics.

In 2011, President Obama appointed Siddique as a trustee to the Board of Governors of the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today, in addition to being a strategic advisor to several multinational organizations, Siddique serves on multiple boards including the Atlantic Council as a non-resident senior fellow. Born in Bangladesh, Siddique currently lives with his wife Catherine, in McLean, Virginia. He recently authored his memoir Leaps of Faith… an immigrant’s odyssey of struggle, success and service to his country.

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