Mr. Faisal Sattar, the former CTO of Wateen Telecom, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Universal Service Fund, we have confirmed with the sources.
Appointment was made through a decision from high profile committee headed by Federal secretary Information and Technology and Telecom. The committee had submitted its shortlisted names to Ms. Anusha Rehman, the Minister for State, Information Technology and telecom.
Other shortlisted names included Mr. Naveed Saeed, Aamir Ishaque and Dr. Muhammad Yasin.
Mr. Sattar is likely to take charge in coming few days, however, the notification for his appointment has been issued.
Faisal Sattar was lately the Chief Technical Officer of Wateen. He served the company for around three years. Previously he has worked with Mobilink and Alcatel Lucent (MEA).
USF, with over Rs. 60 billion in its accounts, is considered to be a key organization to eliminate the digital divide in the country. With prolific performance during its first 3 years, company greatly suffered during last two years only due to managerial conflicts and abundance of politics.
USF was long looking for a well versed professional to take control of day to day businesses at the company.