Aamir Ibrahim, the CEO Jazz Pakistan, has been appointed as the VEON’s company Head for its operations in the Emerging Market countries.
Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim will be replacing Jon Eddy as the Head Emerging Markets (Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh) for VEON, while continuing as CEO of Jazz. He will now report directly to Jean-Yves Charlier, VEON’s Chief Executive Officer, forming part of the company’s senior executive management team. VEON, formerly known as VimpelCom, made the announcement just today.
Aamir’s new responsibilities include overseeing VEON’s businesses in Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan while remaining CEO of Jazz, where he successfully executed the Mobilink and Warid integration and has demonstrated strong operational results.
Aamir Ibrahim boasts over two decades of international experience as a senior executive across multiple industries and has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Jazz, Aamir held various senior leadership positions at Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover. He also worked as Senior Vice President at Telenor, where he led transformation and distribution initiatives across Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer of VEON, said: “Aamir has extensive international experience and a deep knowledge of his respective market. He currently heads one of the most successful operating companies in our portfolio and I look forward to his contributions in helping grow our core connectivity businesses and accelerating the pace of development of our digital strategy.”
VEON is a NASDAQ listed global provider of connectivity and internet services, serving more than 240 million customers around the world. Jazz, on the other hand, forms the Pakistan’s largest digital telecommunication company with a consumer base amounting to 53 million subscribers.