Milika joined Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in Malawi in 2016 as the company’s Regulatory Affairs and Engagement Manager. In 2020 she moved to Geneva as part of a newly created Agile Team, managing a diverse portfolio of Corporate Affairs disciplines spread across regulatory advocacy, sustainability, and external engagement. Milika has recently relocated to Dubai, where she will manage JTI’s Corporate Affairs and Communications under the Global Travel Retail portfolio, covering the MENEAT and Eastern and Northern Europe regions.
Prior to JTI, Milika held several positions within international organizations, primarily as a Development Economist with the European Commission, Delegation to Malawi, and with the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Network in Washington DC.
Milika holds a degree in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and a Master’s in International Economic Development from the University of Reading, UK.