Press Releases

18
December 2006

Telenor Pakistan and LUMS to groom future telecom leaders

Lahore - Monday, December 18, 2006: Telenor Pakistan has launched an extensive business course for its employees in partnership with LUMS, one of the countrys leading universities.

The aim of the programme is to provide Telenor managers with a business-wide perspective and advanced management tools for them to become organizational strategists and industry leaders. The programme is unique in its emphasis on exploring the applicability of advanced business techniques in the telecom scenario of Pakistan.

Tore Johnsen, CEO Telenor Pakistan and Dr Jawaid A. Ghani, Dean of The Suleman Dawood School of Business presided over the programs launch ceremony. Telenor Pakistans Vice President of Human Resources Nayab Baig and LUMS Program Director Azmat Malik also spoke at the occasion. Certificate Programme participants, members of Telenor management team, LUMS faculty and Rausing Executive Development Centre staff were also part of the event.

At the launch of the trend-setting initiative, CEO Telenor Pakistan Tore Johnsen said: At Telenor Pakistan our philosophy is to unlock the hidden human potential by building expertise and by providing an energizing environment. Telenor is a young organization with an average employee age of 27 years - which means that we are interested in finding young talent and equipping it with the competencies that the fastest growing network requires in one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world. This new programme with LUMS is designed to develop outstanding managers by helping them use innovative frameworks, adopt a business-wide perspective, and master new skills. We believe the resulting personal transformation will serve both the employee and the company.?

Speaking at the ceremony Dr. Jawaid A. Ghani, Dean of The Suleman Dawood School of Business said LUMS is delighted to engage in a partnership for long term management development. For this purpose, cooperation between LUMS and the vibrant telecom sector is essential to understand the challenges facing the industry and contributing to developing business solutions.

LUMS is a pre-eminent academic institution, serving as a catalyst for economic prosperity and social development with a focus on management of resources. Our mission at LUMS is to develop high quality professionals and scholars who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and making a significant and meaningful contribution towards the social and economic betterment of Pakistan through development of its human resources.

The Telenor group is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. Telenor ranks as one of the biggest GSM service providers in the world with over 105 million subscribers. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

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