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First Bangladeshi MD for British American Tobacco


Shehzad Munim joins British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) today as its first ever Bangladeshi managing director in over 100 years’ history of the company’s operation in the country.

Prior to the appointment, Munim worked as the marketing director for South Asia at BAT, the company said in a statement yesterday.
He joined BATB after completing his graduation from the Institute of Business Administration of Dhaka University in 1997.

In 16 years at BAT, he has served in many senior management positions in Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia and South Asia area headquarters in Pakistan.

Mr. Shehzad Munim joined BAT Bangladesh as Territory Officer in 1997 after graduating from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University.  He worked in different marketing roles within BAT Bangladesh before taking up  assignments in BAT New Zealand as Group Brand Manager in 2003. There, he  subsequently took over the role of Head of Brand Marketing in 2005. In 2006, he took the challenge of developing the innovations process in BAT Australasia as Product and Packaging Innovations Manager. Mr. Shehzad Munim returned to BAT Bangladesh in 2007 as Head of Brand Marketing. In 2008, he assumed the role of  Head of  Marketing Bangladesh and delivered very strong business results. After  completing a very successful tenure as Head of Marketing in Bangladesh, he took  over the challenging role of Area Head of Marketing, South Asia Area. Mr. Shehzad  Munim has been appointed as one of the Non-Executive Directors of BAT

Bangladesh in October 2010.

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