Md. Neyamul Islam is the First Secretary (Customs & VAT) at Bangladesh’s National Board of Revenue. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business Studies from the University of Dhaka. His other credentials include an LLB from the University of London, LLM from the University of Hawaii and a PhD in International Trade Law from the University of Kansas School of Law, USA. He has more than fifteen years of successful experience with both inter-government and public institutions related to trade facilitation, rules, and best practices, including work with the World Customs Organization, the National Board of Revenue Bangladesh, the Custom House Dhaka, ICD, Chattogram, Benapole and the Office of the Attorney General for Bangladesh. He has been involved in various customs and trade reform initiatives and has published in renowned newspapers on trade and legal matters.