Mr. Aamir Ibrahim is expected to leave Telenor Pakistan in order to join Total Access Communication (DTAC) – a second largest GSM operator in Thailand and owned by Norwegian telecommunication giant Telenor.
At DTAC, according to sources, Mr. Aamir Ibrahim will be joining as head of commercials under the CEO Mr. Jon Eddy Abdullah who has already worked as CEO at Telenor Pakistan up till February 2011. Together in Pakistan, Aamir and Jon developed a good working relationship after the appointment of former as Chief Strategy Officer back in 2009. Before leaving Telenor Pakistan, Jon gave Aamir the responsibility of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
A source on the condition of anonymity told MORE that Amir and existing CEO Mr. Lars Christian luel hasn’t been able to develop as stronger bond as Aamir enjoyed with Jon.
We tried to confirm officially about the replacement of Aamir Ibrahim from Telenor Pakistan but the official could neither confirm nor deny any such thing but later responded through SMS that says, “There is no confirmation from our side regarding the query. Generally, as policy, we do not comment on rumours and speculations”.
About the new CMO, we have learnt that Mr. Azeem Ul Haq could be the next choice who is in Pakistan for last one month. Azeem has already worked under Lars when the latter was working as CMO in the initial years of Telenor in Pakistan. Both the gentlemen posted to Telenor Head Office in Oslo after a management change in Pakistan.
Few people at Telenor are also speculating Mr. Jahazeb Taj (existing Mobile Financial Services Head at Mobilink) and Mr. Aamer Izhar (VP Corporate Communication) for the post of CMO. It may be recalled that Jehanzeb Taj has also worked at Telenor with Lars and Azeem while taking care of Sales.