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Shamima Akhter

Shamima joined Unilever Bangladesh Limited in 2019 as the Head of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications. She joined the UBL Management Committee as the Director of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications in 2022. As a member of the Management Committee, she leads the Compass agenda of Unilever Bangladesh and is responsible for guiding the Unilever brand’s social mission in Bangladesh.

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Director - Corporate Affairs, Partnerships & Communications

Shamima has over 18 years of work experience across Communications, Corporate Affairs, and Public Relations. After joining UBL, she has successfully documented the company’s six decades of history under the Jatra publication and has launched the company’s first Sustainability Report. She was also instrumental in launching UBL’s first plastic waste management initiative in Bangladesh, partnering with municipalities.

Prior to joining UBL, Shamima has worked for Coca-Cola, Grameenphone, technology start-up QUBEE, USAID, and UNDP. She is an expert in mass communication, project development and implementation, climate action, policy advocacy, and strategic collaboration. She is an active member of the FICCI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Sub-committee, FBCCI’s Environment Sub-committee, and Technical Advisory Committee on Plastic Waste Management under the Department of Environment (DoE).

Shamima holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from North South University and Masters of Arts (Gender Studies) from the University of Dhaka.

Shamima is an adventure enthusiast and has cycled throughout different continents and joined many mountain expeditions in India and Nepal. Shamima's objective is to drive growth for the business through corporate affairs, stakeholder management, and sustainability, which are necessary for today’s business environment.

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