Zahidul Islam appointed as MD of Bayer for Bangladesh

Published: 15:40, Jul 11,2020


Zahidul Islam

Zahidul Islam has been appointed as the Managing Director for Bayer in Bangladesh from July 1, 2020, said a press release.

Bayer CropScience Limited, Bangladesh is a joint venture of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation and Bayer AG, a leading life science company headquartered in Germany with a history of more than 150-years and competencies in agriculture and health care.

Zahidul Islam would be the first-ever Bangladeshi national to assume the role of Managing Director for Bayer’s operations in the country.

Zahidul Islam joined Bayer in 2004. His fifteen-year experience includes roles in business management, sales, strategic marketing, branding, operational marketing and commercial excellence, both in Bangladesh and in Bayer’s South Asia headquarters in Mumbai, India.

Prior to this, he was the commercial operations lead and executive director for Bayer CropScience Limited, Bangladesh.

He holds a B.Sc. andMS in Agriculture from the Bangladesh Agricultural University and an executive MBA in Marketing from the American International University, Dhaka.

Zahidul Islam succeeds Srinivasa Karavadi, who held the role of MD until June 30, 2020.

Bayer’s product portfolio in Bangladesh includes leading hybrid seed brands such as Arize®rice hybrid seeds,  Dekalb®maize hybrid seeds, Seminis®hybrid vegetable seeds, along with innovative crop protection products such as Nativo®, Luna Sensation®, Antracol®, Oberon®, Council Prime®, to name a few.

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