Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been picked up as one of the world's 100 leading global thinkers by the Washington-based journal "Foreign Policy".
It is a prestigious journal covering global politics, economics and ideas.
She has been named among the 13 top global thinkers in the category "DECISION-MAKERS" for her outstanding contribution to address the issue of climate change, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib are the other heads of the government who have been named along with Hasina in this category this year.
Every year, Foreign Policy magazine recognises the world’s pre-eminent thought leaders in its annual issue, "100 Leading Global Thinkers".
The list, started in 2009, has become one of Foreign Policy 's most popular feature.
Those honoured include a wide range of leaders, advocates, innovators, artists, government officials, and visionaries from around the world.
The editors of Foreign Policy select the 100 Global Thinkers based on their contributions over the past year and their ability to translate ideas into action that change and shape the world.
In the past, US President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former US President Bill Cliton were among the global leaders placed in this list.