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Khurrum Ashfaq Takes Helm as CEO of Telenor Pakistan; Irfan Wahab Khan Joins Telenor Asia Leadership

Telenor Pakistan Announces Key Leadership Appointments, Effective

September 15, 2023 Khurrum Ashfaq Named CEO, Telenor Pakistan

In a strategic move, the Board of Directors of Telenor Pakistan has appointed Khurrum Ashfaq as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Khurrum Ashfaq, currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Telenor Pakistan, brings with him an illustrious 17-year tenure at the company. His profound understanding of both Telenor Pakistan and the dynamic Pakistani telecom market positions him perfectly to lead the company into its next phase of growth and innovation.

Under Khurrum Ashfaque’s leadership as COO, Telenor Pakistan has been rejuvenated and positioned as a resilient and forward-looking entity, poised to thrive in the evolving industry landscape.

Irfan Wahab Khan Transitions to Senior Vice President, Telenor Asia

Concurrently, Irfan Wahab Khan, the outgoing CEO of Telenor Pakistan, embarks on a new journey as Senior Vice President (SVP) within Telenor Asia. While stepping away from the CEO role, Irfan Wahab Khan will remain a steadfast presence as Chair of the Board of Directors in Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB).

Irfan Wahab Khan’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in propelling Telenor Pakistan to remarkable heights over the past seven years. His innovative thinking and unwavering commitment have guided the company through times of growth and digital transformation.

A Perspective from Telenor Asia Leadership

Jørgen A. Rostrup, Head of Telenor Asia and Chair of the Board of Telenor Pakistan, expressed his confidence in the new leadership arrangement: “Khurrum’s exceptional understanding of the company and the Pakistani telecom landscape, combined with Irfan’s extensive leadership experience, will undoubtedly drive Telenor’s ongoing success. We anticipate continued operational excellence and a resolute commitment to our customers.”

Vision for the Future: Empowering Communities and Driving Digital Transformation

Khurrum Ashfaq, the newly appointed CEO, shared his vision for the future: “I am deeply honored to assume the role of CEO of Telenor Pakistan. Building upon the strong foundation laid by Irfan Wahab Khan, my focus will be on customer empowerment and digital transformation. With a dedicated team by my side, we will strive to provide exceptional services and contribute to the digital advancement of Pakistan.”

A Grateful Farewell and a Promising New Chapter

Reflecting on his journey, Irfan Wahab Khan expressed his sentiments: “Leading Telenor Pakistan has an incredible journey marked by innovation, dedication, and the remarkable commitment of our team. As I transition to a new role within Telenor Asia, I am excited to contribute my experiences and insights to our broader regional ambitions.”

Irfan Wahab Khan’s legacy as a key figure in Telenor’s growth story remains intact, and he looks forward to witnessing the ongoing positive impact of the company across communities.

As Telenor Pakistan ushers in this transformative leadership transition, the company has poised to further its legacy of excellence, innovation, and community empowerment.

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