Irfan Wahab Khan, will be taking over as Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan while Aamir Ibrahim, currently Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan will join Telenor Group. Both of these changes will be effective from 1 April 2013.
Irfan Wahab Khan has a long association with Telenor Pakistan being the first member of the startup team when he joined the company as Executive Vice President in 2004. He played a key role in establishing and expanding Telenor in Pakistan. Since 2009 he has been on international positions as Group Vice president Devices and VP-Head of Asia Distribution within the Telenor group both in Norway and Thailand respectively. Irfan Wahab Khan has over 20 years of diverse management experience with leading telecommunications companies across North America, Europe and Asia.
“I am delighted for the opportunity to return back to the company which I feel so special and passionate about. I am looking forward to working together with a highly talented and dedicated team and I am confident that together we can further enhance and build upon the great tradition of excellence and take Telenor Pakistan to even greater heights” said Irfan Wahab Khan.
Aamir Ibrahim joined Telenor as Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs in 2009 and for the past two years has been leading the commercial division as its CMO. Under his watch Telenor rapidly grew from 24million subscribers and crossed the 30million land mark in October last year and solidified its number 2 position in the Pakistan Telecom Industry.
“It’s been a humbling and rewarding experience leading one of the best teams in the world. However, it is also time to move on, and to contribute to the Telenor agenda on a broader Asian level. I will miss the great people at Telenor Pakistan, but am equally excited about the next challenge,” said Aamir Ibrahim.
“We are grateful for Aamir’s various contributions to the company; he passes on a legacy and a solid platform that will allow for future growth and prosperity. I am very confident that Aamir will excel in his new position in Telenor Group.” Said Lars Christen, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “For Aamir’s replacement we needed someone who is familiar both with Telenor’s unique culture as well as the operational context within Pakistan. Who better, than to welcome back Irfan Wahab Khan, Telenor Pakistan’s first employee. His in-depth knowledge of the market, combined with his broad telecoms experience and leadership qualities, makes him an ideal candidate for the very important CMO position”.