Pakistan Exports Talent: Nokia Top Brass Promoted to Regional Heads

Nokia-Office-LogoPakistan is considered as highly potential country for its talented human resource; this is particularly valid for telecom sector.

This is also evident from the fact that top level professionals at Nokia Pakistan were recently promoted and shifted to different key level positions in various regions.

Haseeb Ihtisham, Marketing Head of Nokia Pakistan has been promoted to region’s head to look after company’ business in four countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.

Reza Burney, Head of Care at Nokia Pakistan has been designated as Head of Care Near East Region with countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran and Iraq.

Shoaib Kadri has been elevated to Business Controllers Nokia for Near East Region, who also served Nokia in Pakistan under the same capacity.

All these officials were previously working in Pakistan but they were also looking after commercial affairs of Afghanistan through distribution channels.

Arif Shafique, was elevated to the position of Country Manager Pakistan Afghanistan earlier this year, after Khalid Alvi left regional charge of Nokia for personal reasons.

Shafique is also a local talent and has been promoted as head of the organization for his successful performance at Nokia in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Besides, Imran Khalid, who was transferred to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan as Country Manger in June 2011, has also been promoted. He is now Vice President of Near East Region.

Overall, the key officials of Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan have been recognized as professionally sound and unmatchable in the entire region.

  • ~ waaye nakami!! mata-e-kaarwaN jata raha ~~
    ~ karwaan k Dil say ehsaas-e-ziyaaN jata raha ~~

    Except for Imran Khalid (Saudia), all resources are looking after – in addition to Pakistan – Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Two war torn countries, with limited or no infrastructure and hardly 10% mobile using population. The third facing embargo and virtually no ‘official’ business from international players.

    And we are rejoicing that our people defeated other ppl from these countries in the race to hold these regional positions.

    What an IRONY !!

      • the day when you were born, somebody started crying and mourning that one day you will die too like rest of the world!!! Ameen!

    • lol.. so what else do you want Faraz? Nokia wants to increase it Sales (err… infact, every org wants), these areas are challenging ones.

      They WON’T hire Pakistanis to work in Finland, and neither they will hire people from other parts of countries to “effectively” lead these “challenging” areas


  • When Nokia is sinking then they realize that Pakistani exists as a country which love Nokia. Does Nokia ever returned the love that Pakistanis have given to it? Nokia even didn’t have maps for Pakistan. This is why I use Android and will never go back to Nokia. Never!

    • Your comment is not only totally irrelevant to the subject news, but also shows your utter lack of understanding in business matters.

      Companies don’t “love” countries. They just love the profits. What kind of love are you expecting back from Nokia or anyother company for that matter?

      Pakistan, due to its relatively low revenue market, is just a dot on Nokia’s radar.


  • Also NOKIA.COM doesn’t have country information link of Pakistan. One can get country information of BANGLADESH but not Pakistan. And you have to select India or Bangladesh to view products information

  • Pakistanis are working all over the world in entry to middle level positions. In African telecomm industry, Pakistanis constitute an overwhelming majority.

    While these appointments of Pakistanis in Near East region is a welcome news, its time to expect Pakistanis to move up the ladder and take CXO level positions in multinational companies.

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