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28
April 2009

Telenor Pakistan Announces New CTO, Deputy CTO

Islamabad, Tuesday April 28, 2009: Telenor Pakistan has announced its new Chief Technology Officer. Khalid Shehzad has been appointed as the company new CTO with immediate effect. Formerly, Khalid was heading the IT division of the company as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Atiq Ahmed, Director Operations & Maintenance, Technical Division, is taking up an expanded role as Deputy CTO.

The changes in higher management were announced by CEO Telenor Pakistan Jon Eddy Abdullah at the company headquarters in Islamabad yesterday. The new positions were introduced in the wake of the recent merger of the Technical and IT divisions in the company.

Jon Eddy Abdullah, highly confident with the move, said: The products we sell and the services we provide are based on a sound telecom network infrastructure and IT systems. Our core competency in Network and IT must always be the best in the industry. I am extremely confident that, with the new technical leadership, we can reaffirm our solid trust in the foundation of our business Technology.

Khalid Shehzad brings with him over 14 years experience in the field of IT and telecoms. He has been heading the Information Technology Division at Telenor Pakistan even before the company launch in March 2005. He has previously also managed the Business Support Systems, IT Operations, and IT Security departments as VP IT and CIO. As CTO he will be heading the Technical and IT Divisions, working closely with Atiq Ahmed, the Deputy CTO.

Telenor Pakistan, one of the fastest growing mobile operators in the country, has grown from zero to approximately 20 million subscribers in just four years, becoming the second largest operator in the country. The merger of the Technical and IT divisions has been made to serve the growing needs of the rapidly changing environment in the telecommunications industry.

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