H.E. Alhaj Amir Hossain Amu, born on 1st January 1940 in a noble Muslim family, is one of the most influential political figures of the current ruling political party in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Awami League. After completing his graduation from University of Dhaka, he started his career as a lawyer, but he has been very active in politics since his formative age.
He has a vibrant political career. Even before the liberation of Bangladesh, he was elected as the Member of Provincial Assembly in the general election of the erstwhile East Pakistan, held in 1970. After the liberation, he was elected three times as a Member of Parliament in the year 1996, 2008 and 2014. During those years, he served as a Minister in several Ministries including- Food, Ministry of Land and Disaster Management. Currently, he is the Minister of Ministry of Industry, since 2014.