Asfia Azim is Nutrition International’s Country Director for Bangladesh. In this role she oversees program coordination, grant management, external representation and team leadership in the Bangladesh country office.

With more than 22 years of experience, Asfia has worked alongside several UN organizations as well as national and international NGOs, including BRAC, Action Against Hunger, Concern Worldwide and Plan International where she honed her expertise in the field of nutrition, health and food security. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and a Master’s of Science in Food and Nutrition from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. Asfia further broadened her understanding of public health and nutrition by obtaining a Master’s in Public Health from the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Prior to joining Nutrition International, Asfia served as an Emergency Nutrition Officer for UNICEF Bangladesh where she provided technical and operational assistance for emergency preparedness at the national and sub-national level. She has also worked as a Nutrition Advisor for Concern Worldwide where she managed the budget for the ‘Integrated Urban Nutrition Project.”

Asfia was elected and appointed by the Executive Board of the Civil Society Alliance (CSA) where she served as the head of the CSA secretariat for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in Bangladesh for over four years.