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Mohammad Zaved Akhtar

Profile Photo of Mohammad Zaved Akhtar, Chairman & Managing Director, UBL

Non-Executive Director

Zaved Akhtar joined the UCL Board as a 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, the 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 & 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 President of the Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).

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