Rizwan Tiwana appointed new CEO of Wateen


“Wateen Telecom board today announced that Rizwan Tiwana has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company as Naeem Zamindar has stepped down as CEO and Board Member of Wateen Telecom after completing a three and a half year-tenure that led to the restructuring and reorganization of Wateen. The board appreciates Naeem Zamindars contribution that enabled Wateen to emerge from a loss making entity to one which is generating positive EBITDA and is now viewed as a stable organization set to build on these successes, said official statement issued by the company

rizwanin1 Rizwan brings over 19 years of diverse experience in telecoms industry including leading large scale operators and global network vendors from different parts of the world. His management roles for operators include his recent role as CTO at Fanoos Telecom Iraq for the last two years. Previously he was also engaged in senior management roles by Nokia Siemens Network and Morotoral in UAE for more than three years. Rizwan also worked with Marconi UAE contributing to their success in innovative triple play projects. He was also instrumental in Wateen telecom as CTO for more than four years during the commencement of its business in Pakistan.

He brings a wealth of experience in broadband industry management and appointment of Rizwan reflects commitment of the company in moving towards achieving it’s strategy of becoming the leading technology services provider through leveraging it’s strong core business of connectivity in years to come.

Board of Wateen Telecom is confident that through this change in management Rizwan will lead the organization in the right direction & will enable Wateen to become the preferred connectivity and services provider in Pakistan.”

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