KARACHI: Wateen Telecom Board of Directors announced today that Adil Rashid has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective April 22 and he will replace Rizwan Tiwana, who has resigned for personal reasons.
Adil Rashid brings over two decades of experience in driving sales, business development, strategy and market performance as a Business and Operations leader in the technology sector.
He has diversified local and international experience from working with leading global Telecom & IT infrastructure, software, and service providers in various business and sales management roles. Mr. Adil holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
In his most recent role as Chief Business Services Officer at Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited, he was managing PTCL’s Enterprise, Carrier & Wholesale and International Business Divisions.
During his last assignment, he was instrumental in achieving significant growth for PTCL Business Services and establishing a strong foundation for the future. Prior to joining PTCL in 2016, he worked for Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Nokia Networks in Canada and with Nokia Networks and NCR/Teradata in Pakistan.
Commenting on his appointment as CEO of Wateen, Adil Rashid said: “I am truly delighted to be given the opportunity to lead Wateen Telecom into its next era. I firmly believe that Wateen, with its national presence, countrywide fiber infrastructure, and portfolio of Digital B2B solutions, is well positioned to become the partner-of-choice for enterprises, service providers and broadband customers in Pakistan.
“Our complete focus will be to offer highest value to our customers using Wateen’s assets and experience.”
The Wateen Board of Directors expressed its pleasure in welcoming Adil into the leadership role at Wateen and witnessing his future achievements within the firm.
Regarding Tiwana’s departure, the Board of Directors at Wateen thanked Rizwan for his time at the helm, during which Wateen consolidated its strategic position, and they wished him all the best going forward.