Zaved Akhtar 

Chairman and Managing Director at Unilever Bangladesh 

Zaved Akhtar, Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh joined Unilever in 2000 after 3.5 years in British American Tobacco, and in a career spanning more than 20 years in Unilever, has worked in multiple categories across Bangladesh, India and Philippines, demonstrating the ability to thrive across different cultures.

From Regional Brand Innovation Manager for Dirt is Good (India), Marketing Manager – Skin (Bangladesh), Marketing Manager - Home Care & Oral (Philippines), Regional Brand Director, Deos Asia to Brand Building Director (Bangladesh), Zaved carries rich international experience in brands, innovation, communication development and business management.

In his recent role as VP, Digital Transformation & Growth, Zaved has setup and led the Digital Council for Hindustan Unilever and anchored the ‘Reimagine HUL’ agenda, which is widely recognized across Unilever as a comprehensive end-to-end digital transformation program with impact.

Zaved has also been an integral part of Hindustan Unilever team crafting the Five Fundamentals of Growth, Institutionalizing Market Development and driving Net Revenue Management in Unilever’s business in South Asia.

Zaved is a graduate from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. 

Zaved loves to be outdoor so tries to hike whenever he can. He is also a certified Master Scuba Diver so jumps into the blue yonder when he can. When none of these happens, he tries to improve his handicap in golf.  

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