In a personalized New Year’s message to employees across Pakistan, Jazz’s CEO, Aamir Ibrahim, has congratulated everyone for a strong showing during 2018.
Reflecting on some of the key moments from last year, Aamir Ibrahim stated how it was heartening to hear Ursula Burns, VEON’s CEO, consider Jazz to be the Group’s ‘crown jewel’. This definitely is a strong message by VEON, one of the leading global digital communications company, given its business extends beyond Pakistan with operating companies present across Europe, Asia and Africa – reaching 10 percent of the world’s population.
The Group’s faith in Jazz showcases how the mobile operator has gone on to become one of the giants in its domain; with over 56 million subscribers, every 3rd mobile user in Pakistan is technically a Jazz subscriber. Through another perspective, VEON, globally, has 210 million users with Jazz servicing over 27% of those.
In his message, Aamir adds,
I believe this is a vista to put our country on the group map digitally. It would give me no greater pleasure than to have Pakistan grow as a global innovation powerhouse.
Jazz’s dominance is not only restricted to its subscriber base. The year 2018 saw the mobile operator receive the Speedtest® award from Ookla® officially making it the country’s fastest mobile data network. Moreover, in the same year JazzCash and its partner bank, Mobilink Microfinance Bank, won the “Banking the Unbanked” award.
Aamir ended his message by renewing the leadership’s commitment to further growth in 2019 and challenging employees to improve individually to attain the company’s objectives – “Please make 2019 a year of continuous self-improvement and ethical leadership towards the path to digitization.”