Telenor Group has appointed Bilal Kazmi as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Telenor Pakistan today. Telenor Pakistan’s current CMO, Irfan Wahab Khan will take charge as the Chief Executive Officer of the company on 1st August 2016. Bilal is currently instated as Head of International Business at Dtac – Telenor Group’s Business Unit in Thailand.
“I am pleased to welcome Bilal Kazmi to Telenor Pakistan; the company owes a lot to his contributions during its foundation years. With this appointment,I have no doubts that Telenor Pakistan will benefit from his competence and knowledge gained across different markets and functions,’’ says Michael Foley, the outgoing CEO of Telenor Pakistan.
Bilal has been a part of Telenor since 2004 when he joined Telenor Pakistan as Senior Manager Plan and Concept in Sales & Distribution. After designing and launching the distribution model of TP, Bilal went on to lead TP’s Product Development, Postpaid and Call Center organisations. He was appointed as Vice President and Head of Customer Care Division in 2011. He moved to Telenor’s Asia Office in Bangkok in 2013 as Vice President of Global Shared Services and in 2014, he became the Vice President and Head of International Business for Dtac, Thailand. While continuing to retain the same responsibility, he became a part of Telenor Global WholeSale’s management team in January 2016
“I am humbled to lead and serve the commercial operations of one of the most innovative and progressive companies in Pakistan which touches millions of lives every day and empowers them with digital technology. With the ambition of creating value for our customers and shareholders, I plan to continue the best practices laid down by my predecessors, who made Telenor Pakistan what it is today,’’ says Bilal Kazmi.
Welcoming Bilal as his successor, Irfan Wahab says, “It is very exciting to have Bilal back home as he has been a part of the company since day one and is now ready to steer it through the interesting times of digital transformation. I am confident that under his able hands, Telenor Pakistan will continue to serve its customers with the best possible solutions and services.”