Khalid Alvi appointed as new Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN)

Khalid Alvi appointed as new country General Manager Nokia Pakistan & AF Nokia Middle East & Africa (MEA) has appointed Khalid Alvi as the new Country General Manager of Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan. In this capacity, Khalid is responsible to drive sales in the region along with execution of multiple business functions like Nokia Care, Marketing and Retail operations in both the countries. Khalid Alvi, Country GM, Nokia Pakistan & AF Khalid has a track record of exceptional leadership skills and ability to achieve goals even in uncertain and difficult conditions. Known as an energetic, creative and ambitious leader with strong communication skills and a clear focus on goals, Khalid will bring to the table a rich leadership experience and is expected to make notable contribution to Pakistani market which happens to be a critical market for Nokia. As the local telecom industry is progressing, Nokia MEA region is hopeful that Khalid would lead his team to add greater value to the organization as well as the industry. Expressing his views on joining Nokia, Khalid said, “I feel honoured to become part of Nokia Corporation. Telecom Industry is dynamic by nature and as the local telecom industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, I am confident that my team and I will add to the ultimate triumph experience and further strengthen the Nokia’s leadership in Pakistan.” With vast experience in product portfolio management, brand launch, advertising, marketing, operations and strategic management functions in various blue chip companies such as Pepsi Co. Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company at both local and regional level, Khalid has rightfully earned the reputation of one the finest marketing gurus in Pakistan. (PR) Profile of Mr. Khalid Starting from July 1st, 2011, Khalid Alvi is the Country General Manager Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan and is responsible to drive sales in the region along with execution of multiple business functions like Nokia Care, Marketing and Retail operations. Khalid was previously working as the Vice President & General Manager at ICI – AKZONOBEL. He is well-known for managing his teams effectively and helping companies achieve top-line growth. He is an excellent marketer and loves taking up new challenges. He has held senior positions in many top-notch organizations such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Unilever. He started his career with Unilever as a Marketing Trainee and grew very fast in Unilever to the position of Marketing Manager Detergents. Khalid handled various business situations from growing market size, to growing market share, to closing businesses, launching new brands, re-launching, advertising, pricing and distribution. In addition to Marketing, Khalid also had a sales stint, which helped him build sales operational realities. From Unilever, Khalid moved into Senior Management with Pepsi Cola International where he spent 5 Years. He started in Pepsi Cola International as Marketing Director – Pakistan for Beverages only and grew to a Business Khalid Alvi appointed as new Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan & AF Nokia Middle East & Africa (MEA) has appointed Khalid Alvi as the new Country General Manager of Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan. In this capacity, Khalid is responsible to drive sales in the region along with execution of multiple business functions like Nokia Care, Marketing and Retail operations in both the countries. Khalid Alvi, Country GM, Nokia Pakistan & AF Khalid has a track record of exceptional leadership skills and ability to achieve goals even in uncertain and difficult conditions. Known as an energetic, creative and ambitious leader with strong communication skills and a clear focus on goals, Khalid will bring to the table a rich leadership experience and is expected to make notable contribution to Pakistani market which happens to be a critical market for Nokia. As the local telecom industry is progressing, Nokia MEA region is hopeful that Khalid would lead his team to add greater value to the organization as well as the industry. Expressing his views on joining Nokia, Khalid said, “I feel honoured to become part of Nokia Corporation. Telecom Industry is dynamic by nature and as the local telecom industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, I am confident that my team and I will add to the ultimate triumph experience and further strengthen the Nokia’s leadership in Pakistan.” With vast experience in product portfolio management, brand launch, advertising, marketing, operations and strategic management functions in various blue chip companies such as Pepsi Co. Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company at both local and regional level, Khalid has rightfully earned the reputation of one the finest marketing gurus in Pakistan. (PR) Profile of Mr. Khalid Starting from July 1st, 2011, Khalid Alvi is the Country General Manager Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan and is responsible to drive sales in the region along with execution of multiple business functions like Nokia Care, Marketing and Retail operations. Khalid was previously working as the Vice President & General Manager at ICI – AKZONOBEL. He is well-known for managing his teams effectively and helping companies achieve top-line growth. He is an excellent marketer and loves taking up new challenges. He has held senior positions in many top-notch organizations such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Unilever. He started his career with Unilever as a Marketing Trainee and grew very fast in Unilever to the position of Marketing Manager Detergents. Khalid handled various business situations from growing market size, to growing market share, to closing businesses, launching new brands, re-launching, advertising, pricing and distribution. In addition to Marketing, Khalid also had a sales stint, which helped him build sales operational realities. From Unilever, Khalid moved into Senior Management with Pepsi Cola International where he spent 5 Years. He started in Pepsi Cola International as Marketing Director – Pakistan for Beverages only and grew to a Business Unit/Regional Position of Marketing Director – West Asia Business Unit for Foods and Beverages. Khalid then moved to Malaysia with Coke system. He was General Manager Malaysia and later became an Executive Team member of The Singapore/Malaysia/Brunei region. Khalid was heading Malaysia franchise and also Regional Head of Commercial and Operations for Singapore/Malaysia and Brunei. After his return to Pakistan in 2010, he joined ICI – AKZONOBELin June 2010 as Vice President & General Manager. With experience in product portfolio management, brand launch, advertising, marketing, operations and strategic management, he quickly earned the reputation of one the finest marketing gurus in Pakistan who made it to the leadership positions at regional level. Khalid keeps himself socially connected and very well known in the Pakistan corporate community. Khalid is an energetic, creative and ambitious leader with strong communication skills and a clear focus on goals. He has been consistently delivering unpredented organizational growth with his sharp sense of professionalism and a continuous search for opportunities and ideas. Majoring in Marketing and Finance, Khalid graduated from IBA with a MBA degree in 1991. Khalid is married with three children. Unit/Regional Position of Marketing Director – West Asia Business Unit for Foods and Beverages. Khalid then moved to Malaysia with Coke system. He was General Manager Malaysia and later became an Executive Team member of The Singapore/Malaysia/Brunei region. Khalid was heading Malaysia franchise and also Regional Head of Commercial and Operations for Singapore/Malaysia and Brunei. After his return to Pakistan in 2010, he joined ICI – AKZONOBELin June 2010 as Vice President & General Manager. With experience in product portfolio management, brand launch, advertising, marketing, operations and strategic management, he quickly earned the reputation of one the finest marketing gurus in Pakistan who made it to the leadership positions at regional level. Khalid keeps himself socially connected and very well known in the Pakistan corporate community. Khalid is an energetic, creative and ambitious leader with strong communication skills and a clear focus on goals. He has been consistently delivering unpredented organizational growth with his sharp sense of professionalism and a continuous search for opportunities and ideas. Majoring in Marketing and Finance, Khalid graduated from IBA with a MBA degree in 1991. Khalid is married with three children.

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