Aamir Ibrahim appointed VEON Group Head of Emerging Markets

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LAHORE: VEON Limited (formerly VimpleCom the parent company of Jazz), announced today that Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim will replace Jon Eddy as the Head Emerging Markets (Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh) for VEON while continuing as Jazz CEO.

These changes mark a further step in implementing a leaner, more efficient corporate structure aimed at basing certain VEON Group’s activities out of the local operations.

Aamir’s new responsibilities include overseeing VEON’s businesses in Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan while remaining Jazz CEO, where he successfully executed the Mobilink and Warid integration and has demonstrated strong operational results.

Commenting on the appointment, VEON Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Charlier said “Aamir has extensive international experience and a deep knowledge of his respective market. He currently heads one of the most successful operating companies in our portfolio and I look forward to his contributions in helping grow our core connectivity businesses and accelerating the pace of development of our digital strategy. This move also reflects the wider changes in our business as we draw on leaders who are closer to their markets, with the requisite experience to guide our businesses on a global level.”

Aamir has over two decades of international experience as a senior executive across multiple industries and has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Jazz, Aamir was a Senior Vice President at Telenor, where he led transformation and distribution initiatives across Asia. Aamir previously held senior leadership positions at Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover.

Aamir will now report directly to VEON Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Charlier and will be part of the company’s senior executive management team.