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Grameenphone appoints a homegrown CEO for the first time in Bangladesh

Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Yasir Azman as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bangladeshi operation will be effective from February 1 this year.

Yasir Azman Photo: Arif Mahmud Riad Fintech Magazine
Yasir Azman/ Photo: Arif Mahmud Riad

For the first time, country’s  leading telecommonication service provider Grameenphone has appointed a Bangladeshi person as CEO. He is Yasir Azman who has served as CMO of Grameenphone since June 2015 and also as Deputy CEO of the company since May 2017. Before this, Azman was Telenor Group’s Head of Distribution and eBusiness and worked across all Telenor operations, Grameenphone said in a release today.

“Yasir Azman has risen through the ranks of Grameenphone and Telenor Group, and I am very pleased that he has accepted to lead our operations in Bangladesh. He is the first home-grown CEO of Grameenphone, so this moment is extra special for everyone in Telenor and in Grameenphone,” said Petter-Børre Furberg, chairman of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone, reports Daily Star.

Azman would replace current Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley, who is relocating to Africa, where his family is based.

Note that Michael Foley has served as CEO of Grameenphone since May 2017. Before this he was the CEO of Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Bulgaria.


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