Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). served in the Army for over three and a half decades. He was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery and commanded a Field Artillery Regiment, two Artillery Brigades, an Infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division. He has served in key operational staff appointments at the Army Headquarters and also at Brigade and Division Headquarters as Brigade Major and GSO-1 (Ops) respectively. He has also served as a Director at Army Headquarters. In his long instructional career he has been a Directing Staff and Senior Instructor at the Defence Services Command and Staff College and has also been a visiting faculty at the National Defence College. He had the distinction of serving as the Military Secretary to the Honourable President of Bangladesh. He later served as the Director General of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently a Lifetime Honourary Advisor to the Board of Governors of BIISS.
General Muniruzzaman is a graduate of the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College and National Defence College, Bangladesh. He is also an alumnus of the US Naval War College, Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Hawaii and the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2014, he was awarded the APCSS Alumni Achievement Award. He is also an alumnus of the Near East and South Asia Center and the National Defense University in Washington DC.
General Muniruzzaman is an experienced peacekeeper, he has taught the subject as a faculty member and has been a practitioner in the field. . He was also part of a small team that worked towards the establishment of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT). He was a member and head of the country contingent to United National Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and represented UNTAC in Thailand. He also had the distinction of h e a d i n g the post- election UN Stabilization Mission in Cambodia (established under UN Security Council Resolution 880-1993).
In his role as Chief of the mission, General Muniruzzaman monitored the political and security stability situation of the country and acted as a link between the government of Cambodia and the UN Secretary General's office in New York.
Upon his retirement 2007, General Muniruzzaman established Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and currently serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. BIPSS focuses on the whole spectrum of traditional, non- traditional and transnational security issues. He also worked as an Advisor to Ericsson and Business Software Alliance (BSA).
General Muniruzzaman is also the current Chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC), a global advisory body of over 30 serving and retired General and Flag officers drawn from all continents. He is also an advisor on Climate Change and Energy Security at the G-20 consultative Process. He is a frequent speaker on international security and policy issues in the international conference and lecture circuit. He has spoken at a number of major international conferences across the world including IISS Asia Security Summit Shangri La Dialogue, Global Strategic Review, World Security Conference, Moscow Security Conference, Planetary Security Conference in the Hauge and Xiangshan Forum among others. He has also been a resource person in a number of conferences on HADR issues organised by the United States Pacific Command. He sits on the board of the Council for Asian Transnational Threats Research (CATR). He was also selected to be a part of the core group for the formation of United Nations World Security University. In 2011 he was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) and concluded a visiting fellowship with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore in January 2017. He has also briefed the United Nations Security Council on the Security Implications of Sea Level Rise. General Muniruzzaman frequently appears on local and international media on issues related to South Asian security. He has been leading BIPSS’ efforts in studying the implications of the Indo Pacific strategy for Bangladesh.
General Muniruzzaman is a ‘Global Expert’ with Wikistrat and has led a number of global simulation studies. He has published numerous articles, special reports and chapters in edited books. He is the Editor of Peace and Security Review, a quarterly academic journal published by BIPSS.