Former Telkom acting CEO and Cell C CEO Jeffrey Hedberg has been appointed as the new CEO of Mobilink, one of Pakistan’s largest mobile operators, parent company VimpelCom said in a statement on Friday.
Hedberg succeeds Rashid Khan, who has decided to retire after almost 15 years in management positions at Mobilink and Banglalink. Khan will continue to perform the duties of the CEO of Mobilink until such time that Hedberg assumes office in Pakistan, which is expected in early August, the Amsterdam-headquartered VimpelCom said.
“Jeffrey has very strong operational telecoms experience with specific experience of emerging markets,” VimpelCom CEO Jo Lunder said in the statement. Before coming to South Africa in 2006 to head up Cell C, Hedberg was chairman and CEO of Deutsche Telekom USA.
Hedberg joined Deutsche Telekom from Swisscom, where he became executive vice-president of Swisscom International in 1997.
“I am very pleased he will be leading Mobilink through the next phase of the company’s development,” Lunder said. — © 2014 NewsCentral Media