Warid Gets Younis Shaikh as Chief Commercial Officer [Updated]

Warid_LogoYounis Iqbal Sheikh, formerly the Vice President Sales at Ufone, has been appointed by Warid as Chief Commercial Officer, we just got this confirmed with sources in Ufone and Warid Telecom.

Younis Sheikh, who was once in talks with Mobilink for VP Sales’ position, was given the headship of special projects at Ufone earlier this year. Before this he has remained the chief of Ufone sales for three years and was once nominated for COO’s slot at Ufone.

Younis Sheikh’s appointment as Chief Commercial Officer of Warid will be responsible for sales, marketing and strategy functions of the company.

It merits mentioning here that role of current GM commercial of Warid was set limited a week ago or so, which now makes more sense with the CCO’s slot in place and appointment of Mr. Younis Sheikh.

Over the times, Warid has been aggressively grabbing the top notch industry professionals mainly from competition. We will have to wait to see the difference that these new changes can bring in Warid’s customers’ count.

Update: (October 13th, 2012)

Warid Telecom has officially announced the appointment of Mr. Younas Iqbal Sheikh as its new Chief Commercial Officer.

A statement issued by Warid said that Mr. Sheikh, as CCO, will have overall responsibility for the Marketing, Sales and Customer Services functions at Warid Telecom. Mr. Suhail Jan and Mr. Nauman Fakhar will directly report to the CCO in their capacities as VP Sales & Distribution and Head of Customer Services respectively.

“Considering the organizational focus and direction to establish Warid as a formidable market player, his broad experience and thorough understanding of the Commercial functions, coupled with his leadership skills will add great value to the company” said Mr. Muneer Farooqui, CEO Warid Telecom while commenting on the appointment.

Younas Iqbal Sheikh has been associated with the Telecom Industry for over 14 years now. Prior to joining Warid Telecom, he has worked with three other cellular operators in various Commercial leadership roles. His diversified experience includes Vice President Sales & Distribution Ufone, General Manager Sales & Distribution Ufone, Director Distribution Mobilink, Executive Director Sales & Marketing Wi-tribe & Chief Operating Officer Worldcall.

Tech and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Out of curiosity, which other “top notch industry professionals” have they managed to grab recently?

  • why every one just grabing people from each and every one, no body getting in the new peoples, new ideas, new ways to explore the world,

  • Younis sheikh is a genius and telecom Guru. He has been and will be role model for those who want to work hard and grow. He joining Warid will certainly send a chill through the spine of many lazy bums…

  • Did Ufone has any Franchise Network dear Tayyab? Or it has only bunch of glorified blackmailing shopkeepers without any investment. All ufone franchises were awarded under political influence and Younas sheikh was given the task to compete giants like Mobilink and Telenor with the most pathetic and weak distribution channel in the industry. I think he did a great job within the given circumstances…

  • Mr. Younus Sheikh is the only man in the industry. Warid is lucky to have him with them. He knows how to run the show and gain the loyalty of people working for the company. He will inshALLAH take Warid to another level !!!! Visionary leader yes he is.

  • mr suhail jan has resigned (confirmed)and serving notice period. Mr younis will throw away suhail jans lobby who were involved in malpractises and corruption.

  • rightly said people who were getting
    av salaries were brought from suhail jan on five time higher salaries and discriminative promotions.In that process many deserving and talented people resigned as well.
    they made a full bazar of corruption and bad governance which led to warid slipping to last and number five operators spot.

  • younis sir you are great person……………..i wish you can more strong to warid

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