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Top Management Team

 

Mr. Shehzad Munim

MR. SHEHZAD MUNIM

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Shehzad Munim joined BAT Bangladesh as Territory Officer in 1997 after graduating from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of the University of Dhaka. He worked in various 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. 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 for South Asia. Mr. Munim was appointed as one of the Non-Executive Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2010. He was appointed as the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh in 2013 and is the first Bangladeshi to become the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh.

Mr. William Francis Pegel

MR. WILLIAM FRANCIS PEGEL

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Mr. William Pegel joined British American Tobacco Bangladesh as Finance Director in 2014. Mr. Pegel has over 19 years of experience in various BAT companies and successfully performed the role of Finance Director in various end markets, including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Ghana and has held senior finance roles within BAT Australia and BAT South Africa since 1996. Prior to joining BAT Bangladesh, Mr. Pegel was an integral member of the Australasian Finance Leadership Team and Supply Chain Leadership Team, displaying strong leadership and business acumen. Mr. Pegel is a Certified Chartered Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountancy.

Mr. Huseyin Ozsan Ozbas

MR. HUSEYIN OZSAN OZBAS

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Huseyin Ozsan Ozbas was born in 1971 in Turkey. He is a supply chain professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dokuz Eylul University Izmir, Turkey in 1995 and has detailed knowledge of manufacturing excellence. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in supply chain function. He is analytical, strategic, result-oriented and ambitious and has versatile experience. After successfully serving for over 15 years in various BAT Companies including BAT Turkey, BAT Australia, BAT Egypt, and BAT North Africa, Mr. Ozbas was appointed as the Head of Operations of BAT Bangladesh in 2016.

Ms. Rumana Rahman

MS. RUMANA RAHMAN

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Ms. Rumana Rahman joined BAT Bangladesh in 2001 as a Management Trainee and has performed in various roles covering specialized areas such as reward, talent and generalist streams of business partnering including the area of Supply Chain HR. Before taking over the Head of HR role, she was posted in the Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong as the Regional HR Planning & Reporting Manager. Ms. Rumana Rahman is the first Bangladeshi female Top Team member of BAT Bangladesh. Ms. Rumana was recognised as the Most Inspiring Women Leader by Brand Forum in 2016.

Ms. Mubina Asaf

MS. MUBINA ASAF

HEAD OF LEGAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Ms. Mubina Asaf has over 19 years of experience in the legal profession. Before joining BAT Bangladesh, she was one of the senior partners of a law firm named Maxima Legal. Prior to that, she worked for the Attorney General’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh as an Assistant Attorney General, and then as a Deputy Attorney General of Bangladesh for more than 7 years. Before that, she was an associate of Rokanuddin Mahmud and Associates, where she independently rendered legal advice and provided assistance to clients from time to time on commercial and company matters. Ms. Mubina completed her LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. from the University of Dhaka. She also did a Diploma in Maritime Law from an Australian University Program. She is enrolled as an Advocate of the Dhaka District Court, High Court Division and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Mr. Rezaul Islam

MR. REZAUL ISLAM

HEAD OF MARKETING

Mr. Rezaul Islam joined BAT Bangladesh as a Territory Officer in 2000 after completing his Master’s degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Islam worked in different roles within BAT Bangladesh Marketing department before being seconded to BAT Iran as Brand Manager-VFM in 2006 and subsequently took over the role of Group Brand Manager in BAT Iran in 2007, leading the brand team in the most difficult period of its business in Iran. In 2008, he took the challenge as Area Brand Manager in PTC. In 2010, he became the Head of Business Development in BAT Japan, leading ATSM adaptation there. In 2013, he assumed the role of Head of Trade Marketing and Distribution in BAT Japan, delivering strong business results. Having played various roles in Marketing (Brand and Trade) at an end market/area level, Mr. Islam was appointed as the Head of Marketing of BAT Bangladesh in 2014.

Mr. Shahed Zubair

MR. SHAHED ZUBAIR

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Shahed Zubair completed his Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He joined BAT Bangladesh in 2007 as Corporate Communications Manager. Before joining BAT, he served in Nestle, Unilever and Banglalink, gaining diverse knowledge and experience. He moved to the role of Regulatory Affairs Manager in 2007 and was then transferred to BAT Australia to work as Area Internal Communications Manager as well as Strategy and Planning Manager in Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CORA) function. He has over 19 years of experience in global FMCG and Telecommunications sectors. Mr. Zubair rejoined BAT Bangladesh as Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in 2012. In 2016, he took over the role of Head of Business Development.

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