Ali Raza Mehdi will replace Zaheer Baig – who recently resigned from his position to join National Bank of Pakistan.
Industry sources revealed that Mr. Mehdi is confirmed to take charge this Monday. It is unclear at the moment if Ali will head admin department as well (in addition to HR), because of his expertise in the area; though Zong has admin chief at the moment.
It merits mentioning here that Ali Raza Mehdi served Mobilink as VP HR and Admin. Mehdi had resigned from his position from Mobilink in November 2009 to join Metro.
Analyst are terming Ali Raza’s appointment as a major development for Zong. They opined that Ali Raza’s has all the abilities to bring in the positive change in Zong’s HR hierarchy.
Update (July 7th, 2011):
Zong has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Ali Raza Mehdi as Head of Human Resource, Administration and Security at Zong.
About Ali Raza Mehdi, Zong said:
Ali has over 20 years of rich Human Resource Development and Management experience both in domestic and international arenas. Ali has worked for various multinational companies including Mobilink, Metro Cash and Carry Pakistan, Pharmacia Corp (Pfizer), Etisalat, American Express TRS, ANZ Grindlays Bank and Pakistan Tobacco Company.
His expertise and experience are in the areas of corporate organizational development, change management, organizational assessment & analysis, cultural transformation, H.R Strategy, executive coaching, transformational leadership & team building, compensation strategy, merger integration and due diligence and executive assessment and staffing.