Nazeer Suliman

Director, Global Media

Unilever

Nazeer Suliman is the CCM Director for Africa at Unilever, based in Johannesburg. He was previously the Consumer & Online (C&O) Lead at Microsoft South Africa, where he used his extensive industry experience to drive sales and marketing across Microsoft’s consumer products, including Windows, Windows Phone, MSN, Windows Live, and Bing. Before joining Microsoft, Suliman spent three years as managing director of Universal McCann (UM), a global media agency. The youngest and only black MD of a foreign-owned media agency in South Africa, his accomplishments include the launch of UM’s digital arm, UM Connect, in 2009. He started his career as a media strategist at advertising giant Ogilvy, and previously worked at the BBC’s Innovation & Learning Department in the UK and for media agencies Notabene and MindShare, where he developed communication channel plans for brands like Nike, Nestle and FNB. He also worked as head of media management for the mobile company Cell C. Suliman is married, with two young children. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.