Grameenphone appoints new chief business officer

Grameenphone has appointed Dr Asif Naimur Rashid as the company’s new chief business officer (CBO) with effect from Apr 16 this year.

He will replace Kazi Mahboob Hassan, the leading mobile operator said in a press release today.

Before joining Grameenphone, Rashid served Robi Axiata Ltd as chief information officer.

He is also known as an ICT, digital transformation leader in the Telenor fraternity and industry during his long run with Grameenphone, Telenor Myanmar, Telenor ASA and Simens in various leadership roles from 2006 to 2014.

Welcoming the new CBO, Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman said: “We look forward to welcoming him in the context of changing business dynamics in the B2B market. His experience and relevant critical competencies are expected to carry significant impact in the CBO role, in leading the transformation from conventional B2B to solution-based B2B.”

In addition, Azman believes Rashid’s inclusion in the GP management team will strengthen it in the changing business context that requires strong techno-commercial collaboration and work.

“I am very excited and yet humbled to have received the responsibility of this challenging role,” Rashid said.

“I believe my domain and global expertise and broad exposure to different parts of IT, ICT solutions, CRM will add value to GP, customers and shareholders. It feels like coming back home and joining the winning team once again.”

Rashid holds a DBA in artificial intelligence from California Southern University, USA, Master of Business Administration (Executive Management) Royal Roads University, BC, Canada, Master of Engineering Studies (Telecommunications Engineering) University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Bachelor of Science (Hon’s) in Applied Physics & Electronics, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He is married with three children.

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