Mr. Munim joined BAT Bangladesh as a Territory Officer in 1997 after graduating from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), 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 and subsequently taking over the role of Head of Brand Marketing in 2005. In 2006, Mr. Munim was engaged as a Manager in the role of product and packaging innovation in Sydney, before returning to Bangladesh as Head of Brand and subsequently as Head of Marketing. In 2010, he took over the role of Area Head of Marketing for South Asia. 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. In 2017, he was elected as President of Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). FICCI is a representative body of 180+ foreign companies operating in Bangladesh and has a rich heritage of over 50 years.
Mr. Matthiesen joined British American Tobacco Bangladesh as Finance Director in 2019. He has over 14 years of experience in various BAT companies and successfully performed Senior Finance Executive roles in various end markets, including Germany, Netherlands and Japan. He also performed the role of Regional Head of Commercial Finance in BAT Asia Pacific & Middle East Region. Prior to joining BAT Bangladesh, Mr. Matthiesen was an integral member of the BAT Greater North Asia Area as Business Development and Strategy Director. Mr. Matthiesen is a professional Chartered Management Accountant with a master’s degree in International Finance.
Mr. Ozbas was appointed as Head of Operations in August 2016 and he brings diverse experience of more than 21 years in operations. He joined BAT in 2002 as part of the startup team to set-up the Izmir factory. He has performed various roles across manufacturing, quality and engineering in Turkey before moving to Australia for his first overseas assignment. In mid-2008, he moved back to Turkey as Production Manager of the Samsun Factory, following the Tekel acquisition. He played a key role in Samsun, being a part of its overall transformation journey. Subsequently, he moved to Egypt as Head of Operations in the beginning of 2013, and later took over the role of Area Head of Operations for North Africa, before moving to Bangladesh. Mr. Ozbas is now leading the transformation journey of BAT Bangladesh’s operations, which has emerged as the largest crop-toconsumer model in the Group.
Ms. Asaf possesses over 20 years of rich experience in the legal profession. Before joining BAT Bangladesh, she worked in the Attorney General’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh, first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as Deputy Attorney General for more than seven years. Before this, she was appointed as an Associate of Rokanuddin Mahmud and Associates, one of the most reputed law firms of Bangladesh. She is enrolled as an Advocate of the Dhaka District Court, High Court Division and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Mr. 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. Thereafter, 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 23 years of strong 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.
Mr. Jashim joined BAT Bangladesh in 2006 as a Territory Officer after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. In 2008, he moved to the role of HR Executive, Industrial Relations & Welfare, and, since then, has performed a number of business partner roles across all the functions of BAT Bangladesh. In 2013, he took over the role of Organizational Effectiveness Manager in BAT AsPac before taking over the role of HR Business Partner - Marketing in 2015. He also executed talent management for BAT Bangladesh in 2016 as Senior HR Business Partner. He eventually moved to the role of Senior HR Business Partner Operations & Corporate in 2016. He was appointed as the Head of HR in February 2019.
Mr. Choudhury joined BAT Bangladesh as a Territory Officer in 2002 after completing his Master’s degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He worked in various roles within BAT Bangladesh’s Marketing division before being appointed in BAT South Korea as Group Brand Manager for Dunhill. In 2015, he took up the challenge as Area Head of SP&I in South Asia Area. In 2018, he moved to the role of Regional Planning Manager APME. He eventually returned to BAT Bangladesh as Head of Marketing in 2019.