This Fresh Grad Just Became the CEO of Telenor Pakistan

As part of its commitment towards a diverse culture and to encourage increased female participation in workforce, Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with Plan International Pakistan celebrated International #DayoftheGirl through a symbolic takeover of Telenor CEO position by Marriam Naeem.

Marriam is a talented young student studying physiotherapy at the Foundation University. She has been associated with Plan International Pakistan for the past two years as a girl advocate where she volunteers her time for cancer children and families at a local hospital in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Deeply committed, she has led multiple awareness sessions and fund raising campaigns.

While handing over his position, Irfan Wahab Khan said, “As part of our vision to empower societies, Telenor Pakistan greatly encourages diversity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on providing equal opportunities and giving girls a chance to showcase their talent and contribute towards the success of not only the organization but the society as well. I’m positive that this takeover will highlight the need for increased female participation and I hope that it will encourage other girls to break through the traditional barriers and join our organization to help us make a meaningful impact.”

As the symbolic CEO of Telenor Pakistan, Marriam launched Naya Aghaz program for the year 2017 which aims to bridge the transition of females into workplace who’ve been on a career break.

Marriam also announced Open Mind Trainee Program to open for applications later this year which aims at inclusion of persons with disabilities into our society.

Moreover, she also announced Telenor Pakistan to establish 2 ICT labs for young underprivileged girls in public schools.

Here are some pictures of Marrium while being the symbolic CEO of the company:

Marriam in a conference call with Aslam Hayat, VP Cirle Central, Telenor

Marriam meeting Khurrum Ashfaque, Chief Technology Officer at Telenor Pakistan

Meeting Ahsan Maykan (Director Consumer Segments & Products) & team

Meeting Khawaja Obaidullah – Head of Mobile Advertising


  • Good Faisala K Women Ko Bhi Chance Dena Chahyeh Un K Pas Bhi Skills hai Chance Hoga to Skills Nazar Ayega But ” Student Studying Physiotherapy ” Ko He Symbolic CEO Bana Diya wo Bhi telenor Ka ????

  • A girl studying ‘physiotherapy’ made CEO of Telenor for a day :/
    Computer Science wali larkiyaan khatam ho gae thien kia :/

  • Cheep publicity. Telenor trying to portray itself as a charity. Why not give permanent jobs to the contractees first.

  • she must have a strong “Parchi” backing her, otherwise (and still) its sad to see her getting prioritized instead of more qualified ones.

  • For all those who are saying that…she must have a strong “parchi” and why not computer science grad should go through the article once again its says: “Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with Plan International Pakistan celebrated International #DayoftheGirl ” and this particular girl is associated with Plan international thats why she was chosen probably

    • I have been in TP myself. I know that very hard working people in TP are victim of office politics. This is why people are leaving it .For internship , TP wants the top class graduates from all universities in Pakistan with impeccable educational record. In addition they have to take test too. For symbolic CEO position , they should have chosen at least an MBA student. Why physiotherapy! Thats 100% sure that she must have a strong parchi or may be some top executive might wanted to show muscle or oblige some relative or friend!

  • I read this article now, with few related comments. Before I read about Telenor HQ345 finalist for th prestigious world architectural festival awards 2018 being tweeted by Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan. You please try to undestand what is Telenor, and what it is trying to achieve. TP is the company home HQ of which is home of Nobel Institute, Oslo where candidates are sent by TP. Pakistan is fortunate to have TP.

  • Congratulation Marium Naeem reflecting diversity & inclusion helps make a meaningful impact. With Open Mind Trainee Program to open for applications laer this year which aims at inclusion of persons with disabilities into our society. Mr. Khurram Afaque CTO Telenor Pakistan announcement to establish 2 ICT labs for young under previleged girls in public schools.
    I seek your contribution to the Digital Divide to the geriatric population men, women, seniors, sufferers of Mental Health, Cognition, should be trained for Enablement of disabilities, memory loss, physical enablement as exercise, physio therapy, use of GPS, Digitalisation of Transport buses in Karachi to EV Buses and bus tickets and seat be sold thru Easy Paisa for guaranteed seat availability, and personal insurance of passenger thru liability of Passengers assured by SECP assurance for Insurance on every driving license claim will be honored for accident/injury. I understand Madam Marium Naeem can change the scenario of diability by physio therapy on the smart phone, by training as per ITU directives of Digitalisation supported by ITU worldwide particularly in India and the region of SE Asia, even Afghanistan. Pakistan has not seen anything to benefit the population as Enabled by smart phone and digital initiatives, of literacy, training, for eComerce to look for job opportunities, and tele-health from Smart Phone, and check health parameters from Xiaomi Band2 watch available for Rs.1500-00, waterproof, and also helps for Alzheimer patient.


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