Md. Zaved Akhtar
Zaved Akhtar joined the UCL Board as the non-executive Director in October 2021. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh Limited and joined Unilever in 2000 after 3.5 years in British American Tobacco.
He has worked in multiple business units across Bangladesh, India, Philippines, and Southeast Asia and demonstrated the ability to thrive across different cultures. He has rich international experience in brands, innovation, communication development and business management. In his immediate past role as Vice President, Digital Transformation and Growth, Zaved led a comprehensive end-to-end digital transformation program with impact. He has also institutionalised Market Development and drove Net Revenue Management in Unilever’s business in South Asia.
Zaved is a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He is also a Director of Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industries.