Ms. Shwapna Bhowmick / Country Head Marks & Spencer Bangladesh and Myanmar

Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager of Marks & Spencer, was born and brought up in Bangladesh. After completing her Bachelors and Masters in Philosophy from the University of Dhaka, she took a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising from the then BIFT (now BUFT). She started her career in Araf Apparels as an Intern. She worked for global brands like Next, Walmart before joining M&S in 2006 as a Merchandiser. Her passion and dedication for the work made her capable of climbing up the organizational ladder in a steady pace. She was appointed as the Country Manager, Bangladesh Regional Office of M&S in 2013. Under her leadership, M&S Bangladesh almost tripled their exports and became the No. 1 RMG exporting country for the company. Right now, M&S Bangladesh is on the verge of reaching the 1 Billion USD mark in terms of export volume. M&S Bangladesh is now considered as an example in the M&S global operations framework. Recently, Shwapna has also been given the additional role of the Country Manager for Myanmar M&S Operations. Her integrity, indomitable spirit of bringing more business to Bangladesh, and her people management skills are highly appreciated by M&S globally.