Aamir Ibrahim Replaces Irfan Wahab at Telenor Pakistan

As we had anticipated, Aamir Ibrahim has joined Telenor by replacing Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan, who will take on a new and bigger role in the areas of Group Strategy and New Business Development at Telenor Corporate Headquarters in Oslo from August 24th.

After Ronny Naevdal, head of strategy at Telenor returned back to Norway, Telenor Pakistan has merged Strategy and Corporate Affairs and Aamir Ibrahim will be heading the both departments, thanks to his strategic experience at Mobilink.

Aamir Ibrahim recently resigned from Mobilink, and has previously served companies like Ford Motors, Jaguar and Land Rover.

By the way, Mobilink website is yet to be updated as its showing Aamir Ibrahim as its Vice President / Chief Strategy Officer

Update: Following is the Press Release from Telnor explaining the changes in top management

Telenor Pakistan announced today (June 12, 2009) that Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan,  Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and CEO Telenor LDI will take on a new and bigger role in the areas of Group Strategy and New Business Development at Telenor Corporate Headquarters in Oslo from August 24th.  The company has appointed Mr. Aamir Ibrahim as its Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created position resulting from the merger of two functions – Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning.

President and CEO of Telenor Pakistan, Mr. Jon Eddy Abdullah, said that Mr. Khan, who holds the honorary “First Employee” position in the company, had played an integral role in the success of the company since the start of its operations in 2004.

“Mr. Khan has steered the company through numerous regulatory, strategic and industry challenges, and he has done it with the highest integrity and unwavering dedication to Telenor. His deep industry insights, extensive business understanding and diverse international experience have enabled the company to advance with remarkable speed. This is something I am personally grateful for,” he added.

Mr. Abdullah also noted that Mr. Khan’s move to the Telenor Group level was an important milestone for Telenor Pakistan as it “opens the door for home-grown talent to venture outside of the local environment and gain valuable international experience”.  He added that he was strongly committed to “ensuring that the best Telenor Pakistan employees are recognized and are given optimal growth opportunities, not just within the home organization, but in other locations within the larger Telenor Group”.

Commenting on Telenor Pakistan’s newly established position of Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Abdullah explained that the move was both timely and beneficial to the company, considering the anticipated challenges in its next phase of growth.

“Mr. Ibrahim’s strong local industry knowledge, as well as his international experience in sales, marketing, and business development, would enable him to play a key strategic role in shaping the future of Telenor Pakistan,” he added.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Ibrahim will be responsible for Corporate Strategy, 3G & Broadband, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Communications, LDI, Legal, as well as New Business Development.

Mr. Ibrahim has played a significant role in the development of Pakistan’s mobile market, dating back to 1994.  He has held various executive positions within Motorola, Mobilink, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar and Land Rover.  He holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, and has more than six years of international experience.

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