Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, is Member of Bangladesh Parliament (Dhaka 9 constituency, comprising of Khilgaon, Shobujbag and Mugda).

As a member of the new Cabinet, he has been allocated the portfolio of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He was first inducted to the Cabinet as a Deputy Minister in 1999 in Ministry of Shipping (with responsibility for Ports) and thereafter in Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and cooperatives (with responsibility for LGED).

As the first and only Bangladeshi, he served as 28th President of Geneva based Inter-Parliamentary Union from 2014-2017. IPU's current membership comprises of 179 national parliaments, having well over 45,000 members of parliaments who in turn represent 6.5 billion people across the globe. Established in 1889, IPU is the world’s organization of National Parliaments and is the focal point for worldwide Parliamentary dialogue and building stronger Parliaments and democracies.

In a distinguished career, Mr. Chowdhury has excelled in various roles and responsibilities in Parliament, Government, political party and sports administration.

He was Organizing Secretary (1) for Bangladesh Awami League from 2001 -2008 responsible for Dhaka Division and also the Political Secretary to Awami League President and the then Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Sheikh Hasina, during this period.

As President of Bangladesh Cricket Board between 1996-2001, he successfully piloted elevation of Bangladesh to Full Member / Test status of International Cricket Council.
Bangladesh Cricket Board was decorated with Independence Day Award and Mr. Chowdhury was bestowed with Honorary Life Membership of MCC for his services to world cricket.
As a legislator, he initiated the proposal for a new provision in the Constitution of Bangladesh relating to protection and improvement of the environment and biodiversity (Article 18A) as one of the fundamental principles of state policy.

Other than introducing and successfully piloting Private Member Legislation on criminalizing custodial torture and repealing the Leper’s Act which promoted segregation, he moved Motion on Planetary Emergency – highlighting climate change, intensity and frequency of disasters, resource sustainability, loss of biodiversity, food security, water stress and planetary overshoot.
He is a graduate of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and holds a Joint Honors degree in Economics and Politics as well as a Diploma in Law from University of Westminster, United Kingdom having completed the academic stage for entry to the Bar.

An active Parliamentarian, he was Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and a Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Ministry of Planning in the 11th Parliament. He was also appointed in June 2023 as Special Envoy to Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Environment and Climate Change and plays an important leadership role for Bangladesh and LDCs in global climate negotiations.