Desk Report: Shwapna Bhowmick, a Bangladeshi national, has been promoted as the regional head of British multinational retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S). She will be responsible for the company’s operation in Bangladesh and India regions. The retailer made the decision on Wednesday, said sources. Industry sources termed Shwapna Bhowmick’s appointment a huge honour for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is one of the largest sourcing destinations for M&S and India is also very important for M&S sourcing. Marks and Spencer has a retail business in India. India Market sourcing and responsibility has yet to be identified. Hence it will be good not to mention.
According to industry insiders, Shwapna started her journey in Marks and Spencer as a merchandiser when it launched its office in Bangladesh in 2006. She got promoted to country manager in December 2013. Before this promotion, she also did a two-year stint as the country manager for Myanmar M&S operations in addition to her existing responsibilities.