Monisha Abraham replaces Shehzad Munim as MD of BAT Bangladesh

Jago News Desk Published: 21 April 2024, 09:25 PM
Monisha Abraham replaces Shehzad Munim as MD of BAT Bangladesh

Monisha Abraham is going to be the first female managing director (MD) of British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh in its history of 114 years, effective from July 1.

She, who has around 30 years of experience in marketing and general management in various sectors including FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and tobacco replaces incumbent managing director Shehzad Munim.

Monisha, who has been a non-executive director of the BAT Bangladesh board of directors since March last year will be joining it from the BAT Group's part Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC where she served as managing director and chief executive officer (CEO).

In her profession, she played responsible roles in various positions in several countries in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Before starting her career, she obtained a B.Com from India's Jyoti Nivas College and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Birla Institute of Technology.

In a statement, Moshina said, "I am very happy to have trust in me to lead an institution (BAT Bangladesh) which has a rich legacy of success and positive influence to work in this region for around 114 years. I am committed to taking forward BAT Bangladesh's growth and maintaining its dignity with the highest honesty. The company is in a strong position as one of the highest taxpayers and a partner to achieve the government's sustainable development goal. I am optimistic in moving the company forward to ensure a probable future for all utilizing my skills and experiences."

Shehzad Munim, however, built a firm legacy in BAT Bangladesh through his business success and visionary leadership. He joined BAT Bangladesh as a territory officer in 1997 and became the first Bangladeshi managing director of the company in 2013. Through steadfast leadership, Shehzad not only inspired his company employees but also weaved dreams and aspirations among others in the country's corporate sector.