Telenor Appoints Khurrum Ashfaque as its New CTO

Khurrum Ashfaque
Khurrum Ashfaque

Khurrum Ashfaque, presently the Director Technology Operations, has been appointed Chief Technical Officer in Telenor Pakistan, a statement issued by the company said.

Gyorgy Koller, current CTO, will be moving back to Europe to join a program in Telenor Denmark and Telenor Hungary as Senior Vice-President. Khurrum will take charge from 15th September 2014.

Khurrum Ashfaque has 21 years of international and local technical experience. He has been associated with Telenor Pakistan since 2006, starting as Manager Transmission O&M.

Since February 2013 he has been Director Technology Operations and during this period Telenor Pakistan went through a huge network transformation project where legacy GSM network was swapped.

“I would like to thank Telenor Pakistan management for giving me this promising opportunity. I am very delighted to be in a strategic position that is crucial to provide seamless services to our customers and hence contribute immensely in the company’s success”, said Khurrum Ashfaque, appointed CTO of Telenor Pakistan.

Outgoing CTO Gyorgy Koller was with Telenor Pakistan since 2011 and under his leadership the technical division completed the network swap of more than 7500 sites and 21000 plus network elements in record time of 13 months as well as complete billing swap within time, budget and scope.

“It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience working in Pakistan. I feel honored to have worked here and would like to thank everyone for the time we have spent together and the support I have received. I leave with a heavy heart but with a lot of fond memories. I am confident that the very talented team that I am leaving behind will continue to shine under my successor’s leadership.” said Gyorgy Koller, outgoing CTO of Telenor Pakistan.

“We are grateful for Gyorgy’s solid contributions to the company; he has developed an exceptional team and passes on a legacy that will allow for future growth and prosperity. I wish him the very best of luck in his new role”, said Michael Foley, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “At the same time I am delighted to have Khurrum on the management team and am confident that through his extensive technical insight and in-depth knowledge we will be able to maintain and further solidify our very strong position in the market.”

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