About Telenor

Telenor is a diverse & multicultural organization with offices around the globe. 22,000 diverse individuals as part of Telenor’s DNA come together for a singular mission i.e. to empower societies that we operate in.

Let’s carve the future

At Telenor Pakistan, people are our success drivers, and that makes their careers important to us. If you wish for your career to grow leaps and bounds, then you have reached the right place!
Telenor will provide you the opportunity to be mentored, nurtured and empowered so you can create something inspirational that influences the lives of 43 million people every day. We at Telenor Pakistan believe in “Connecting you to what matters most by empowering societies’’
Here you will find open acceptability of ideas, innovation and diversity.

Our culture is such that it encourages hands-on experience to bring together our business philosophy which consists of our four guiding behaviors:

  • Always Explore. We believe growth comes from learning every day. We’re curious and we dare to challenge, test, fail fast and pivot.
  • Create Together. We believe diverse teams find better solutions. We seek different perspectives, share, involve and help each other succeed.
  • Keep Promises. We believe that trust is key in all our relationships. We take ownership and pride in delivering with precision and integrity.
  • Be Respectful. We believe in the unique human ability to understand what matters for people. We meet everyone at eye level, listen and show that we care.

Why employee love us

THE TELENOR EXPERIENCE

The charming lush green outdoor lawns with hundreds of trees and the spectacularly crafted stepped ponds inside and outside the building with its sparkling water draws its inspiration from the “Baolis”.

For sure it sets us apart from everyone else in the industry!

Environmental Aspects

The building is design demonstrates Telenor’s commitment towards a green environment. Some of these features include:

  • Designed in accordance with ASHRAE 189.1; a stringent standard for the design of high-performance green buildings.
  • North-South building orientation to avail maximum benefits of sunlight.
  • Some 783 photovoltaic panels on the roof providing 10% solar energy to the building.
  • Use of LED lights, occupancy sensors, daylight compensation sensors, light timers, double glazed low-E glass, low flow plumbing fixtures and energy efficient devices in the electro-mechanical systems.
  • Use of rammed earth cladding; a high-grade thermal insulation that keeps the building cold in summers and hot in winters.
  • Use of active chilled beams instead of the traditional HVAC systems for efficient use of energy.
  • Special considerations on airtightness of the building.
  • In-house drinking water system with its multi-tier filtration
  • Rain water harvesting and recycling of grey & black water for irrigation purposes.

Waste recycling initiatives with an ambition of becoming a zero waste company

International architectural awards

‘345’ has made headlines in the global architectural community as it brought to Pakistan two prestigious awards: the 2A Continental Architectural Award 2018 in the ‘Commercial – Office & Business – Asia’ category held in Barcelona, and the World Architecture Community Award 2018 in the ‘Realised’ category. These 2 awards were on top of the building being shortlisted in “completed office building” category in the World Architecture Festival held in Amsterdam in 2018 where it competed with 17 other global buildings.

The Telenor Experience Gallery

Every department at Telenor Pakistan is shaping the future of our society!

We work together! Although we have many departments, we operate as one at Telenor Pakistan and share a common goal: Connecting you to what matters most. Empowering societies!

At Telenor Pakistan, the departments work together through cross functional teams to make a stronger organization. Telenor Pakistan promises exciting career opportunities in the following areas

Commercial

The Commercial Division is responsible for understanding our customers’ needs, the market and the competition. Our marketers are primarily responsible for developing the Company’s go-to-market strategies, promotions and products, brand philosophy and communication.

Positions exist in many areas, including Segments, Business Intelligence, Sales & Distribution, Brands, Product Development, Value Added Services, etc.

Technology

The technology division is working on cutting edge technologies to transform Telenor Pakistan into a data driven digital company by creating solutions and turning big data into smart insights. It is responsible for designing, testing and deploying the next generation IT and wireless technologies.

Technology division promises challenging careers for software developers, cloud, network and solutions architects, DevOps engineers, cyber security engineers, customer focused team players, critical thinkers, innovators and curious engineers ready to design, build and deploy the next-gen networks that empower societies and create smarter future.

Business Division

Today, Telenor Pakistan is facing a new time of change, characterized by challenges and opportunities in B2B domain that can help us gear towards exponential growth and customer servicing that will take us one step closer to being the organization of the future.

Formation of Business Division has consolidated our potential B2B products and services under one umbrella and made them independent from consumer segment. The new business vertical is a consolidation of the entire B2B value chain – products, sales & service, business development, customer care and other support functions such as planning and performance management. It has end to end responsibility of managing business segment clients, which includes enterprises, SMEs and strategic partnerships with the government.

Human Capital

The value Telenor places on our employees knows no bounds and this division reflects our commitment to the company’s most important asset, its human resource.

Positions in Human Capital exist in areas such as Organizational Development, HR Business Partners, HR Operations and Facilities Management.

Finance

The Finance Division aims to fulfill all financial requirements while minimizing the risks involved on the financial and accounting sides to ensure Telenor remains a vibrant and healthy enterprise.

Careers in finance include areas such as Business Planning & Analysis, Risk & Assurance Management, Financial Control, etc

Corporate Affairs

These areas promise exhilarating career options for those who enjoy working on stakeholder management, long term strategy and special projects. Career opportunities are available in areas such as Sustainability, Corporate Communications, Legal Affairs, Regulatory and Public & Government Affairs.

Digital Division

The Digital division aims to be an enabler for our customers’ digital lifestyle and their evolving needs. Being a preferred partner in the digital world through our home grown digital products, mobile advertising, mobile agriculture, and digital partnerships is what it intends to be.

Career opportunities within Digital division exist in User Experience, Product Development, Agile Development, Program Management and Strategy & Transformation.

Irfan Wahab Khan

CEO Telenor Pakistan

Irfan Wahab Khan is the CEO of Telenor Pakistan and the Chairman of Telenor Microfinance Bank. He has also served as Board Director Grameenphone Bangladesh, PTCL in Pakistan and as Board Chair for Telenor Myanmar. Prior to this, he has also served as Group EVP, Head of Telenor Emerging Asia cluster and also President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) 2018/19.

Irfan has a long association with Telenor Pakistan being the first member of the startup team when he joined the company as Executive Vice President in 2004. Khan has over 20 years of diverse management experience with leading telecommunication companies such as Orange, TMobile, Ericsson, Telcordia Technologies across North America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Khan holds BSc EE from UET Lahore and a Masters degree in Mobile and Personal Communications from University of Westminster London UK. He also holds qualifications in Financial Management from Harvard Business School, executive diploma in Marketing from London Business School and Advance Management Program from INSEAD. He is also a lifetime Alumni of IESE and INSEAD.

Follow Irfan on Twitter: @irfanwahabkhan

Khurrum Ashfaque

Chief Operating Officer

Khurrum Ashfaque has 21 years of international and local experience and has been associated with Telenor Pakistan since 2006. During this period, Khurrum has led technological transformations for Telenor Pakistan to ensure a future-ready IT and Network infrastructure.

Telenor Pakistan went through a network transformation initiative under Khurrum’s leadership where legacy network was transformed to match technological evolution and ensure efficient power and cost of services.

As Telenor Pakistan has moved largely into digital customer interactions, Khurrum’s role has transformed into being the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and bringing together technology and business functions for more customer centricity and future development into the digital value chain.

Khurrum graduated from NED Engineering University Karachi, and has attended various leadership development and strategy execution trainings from Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

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Umair Mohsin

Chief Marketing Officer

Umair Mohsin is leading Telenor Pakistan’s commercial division and has been associated with the organization since 2004. Umair has a  diverse experience of working with industrial telecommunication firms in various roles across the value chain, in Pakistan and Middle East.

As CMO of Telenor Pakistan , Umair Mohsin will be spearheading Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Customer Care, Projects and Portfolio management and Segments & Product. He has done his Masters from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Electrical Engineering from NED University.

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Fridtjof Rusten

Chief Finance Officer

Fridtjof Rusten is an international executive with three decades of experience. He has a diverse background in the international corporate sector from telecom, retail, oil & gas, leading finance, commercial planning and operations, strategy, business development and M&A. He has been with Telenor for 20 years and has previously held the positions of Senior Vice President following up Telenor Group’s activities in Russia/CIS, and served as a member of Board of Directors of Vimpelcom Ltd. Later, he served as CFO in Telenor Hungary, where he has also served as CMO. After spending a total of 10 years working with Telenor’s Central Eastern European portfolio he moved to Asia and served as EVP & CFO at Dtac and CFO Grameenphone, both listed companies. Fridtjof has also been heading Group Enterprise Risk Management.

Previously, Fridtjof has had 9 years of experience in various management positions of an International oil & gas company, and has served for 2 years as CFO of a retail company.

Fridtjof holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from Norwegian University of Technology.

Kamal Ahmed

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Kamal Ahmed is a seasoned ICT professional with over 31 years of international and domestic experience in several multinational  organizations. He joined Telenor from Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) where he worked as Chief Digital Services Officer. Prior to that he led Microsoft Corporation in Pakistan as the Country General Manager. He has also served as the Vice President and Managing Director (Pakistan) at Nortel Networks. Kamal was part of the core team that launched Ufone. He has served as a consultant for the UNDP and worked for Sprint in the US in various capacities.

Kamal has been part of Telenor Pakistan’s leadership team since August 2017.  In his current role as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, he is leading the regulatory and interconnect, public and government affairs, legal, corporate communications and sustainability functions.

Kamal holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, from Iowa State University, USA.

Omer Bin Tariq

Chief Business Officer

Omer Bin Tariq leads B2B division at Telenor Pakistan, focused on mobile voice, data and fixed connectivity, business solutions, IoT / M2M, and analytical & digital marketing services for business and enterprise customers. Prior to that, he has served in various commercial leadership positions at Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Group business unit in Malaysia; namely, VP marketing, VP Circle North, Director Segments and Products, Director Internet & Devices and Head of Performance Management, Pricing & Analytics at Digi(Malaysia).

Omer graduated from GIKI in Mechanical Engineering, and holds a MBA in Marketing from LUMS.

Awais Naseem Vohra

Chief Technology Officer

Awais Vohra has more than 21 years of diverse experience in the telecom Industry. Has spent more than 14 years with Telenor in various roles and has expertise in Technology Strategy, Network Planning, and Operations, IT Systems, and Platforms.

He joined Telenor Pakistan in 2004 before commercial launch in Network Operations Department, worked in various domains in Telenor Pakistan enriching his experience, In 2013, he moved to Denmark, heading Core Networks Planning & Operations.

Awais returned to Telenor Pakistan in 2014 and headed Network Operations, moving to Technology Strategy in 2017. He moved to Jazz in 2018 as VP Network Operations. Awais Joined back Telenor Pakistan as VP Technology Operations in 2020 and was Appointed Chief Technology Officer in Oct 2021.

Awais is a seasoned professional with educational background in Engineering from UET Lahore and degree in business management from LUMS. Later on, Awais has also been a part of Strategy Execution Program at INSEAD.

Øystein Bakken

Chief People Officer

Øystein is the Chief People Officer at Telenor Pakistan with over 25 years of experience in HR. He joined Telenor in 2007 and during this 13-year period, he has headed HR operations, personnel & processes and led the human resource function for Telenor Norway for over 5 years where he has been instrumental in making the organization become a strongest innovator, in digitalizing Norway by fostering a strong innovation culture. His competence has also been recognized by the Norwegian Government where he is a member of a Government committee looking into competence and recruitment. He has also been Deputy board member at Telenor Pensjonskasse since 2013.

He holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Management and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School.

Areej Khan

Vice President Digital

Areej Khan has been a part of Telenor Pakistan since the past 16 years. Over this period, she has gathered in-depth experience in the digital, eBusiness and communications domain.

Areej started off her career with Telenor Pakistan in Corporate Communications and in 2011, she took on the responsibilities as Manager Digital Marketing & eBusiness. After over four successful years of developing digital and multi-channel marketing strategies, Areej moved back to head Corporate Communications in 2015.

Areej is currently leading the Digital Division at Telenor Pakistan as VP Digital as she took up the role in August 2020.

Areej is a seasoned professional with educational background in Business Management from State University of New York at Stony Brook and later has been a part of Strategy and Executive Leadership Programs at London Business School, INSEAD and Stanford University.