Mr. Aamir is currently serving as CEO PTML (Jazz), Pakistan and Head of Emerging Markets at Veon-Amsterdam Netherlands. Mr. Ibrahim is a highly motivated leader with the proven ability to develop organizations and drive revenues. Mr. Ibrahim possesses vast cross-functional experience that encompasses strategic marketing & sales, stakeholder management and corporate strategy. His track record includes successful leadership roles in Pakistan as well as Thailand, UK, UAE, Switzerland and USA across the telecom and automotive industry.
- Aamir Hafeez IbrahimChairman Board of Directors
- Salman Sarwar ButtIndependent Director
Mr. Salman is currently serving as a Chairman in Green Peak International (GPI) which is a Sports Marketing and Development Company. Mr. Salman has also served as Group Head Consumer Banking in NIB Bank, as a Board Member in PICIC Asset Management Company Limited as a Director on Board of Directors of Al Meezan Investment Management Limited, as a Senior Vice President in Royal Bank of Scotland in Consumer Business, Regional Markets Asia and also was serving as an Acting CEO, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pakistan and as Head of Consumer Banking ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Indonesia Head of Consumer Banking , ABN AMRO Bank, Pakistan Head of Consumer Banking. He has an overall experience of 29 years in Banking, Asset Management & Sports & Marketing Development. He has done Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Religious Philosophy from Oberlin College, and has done Diploma in Economics from University of Kent.
- Gabor KocsisDirector
Mr. Gabor is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Jazz and and has vast experience in the field of finance in telecom industry. He has served at top level positions in different organizations including Kyistar, Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Group.
- Atiqa LateefIndependent Director
Ms. Atiqa is currently serving as Head of Cities in Uber. She has a diversified international experience delivering long-term value in corporate strategy, restructuring, legal management/governance in progressive roles in Government, Petroleum, Banking, Financial Services, DFI’s. Ms. Atiqa Lateef with an overall experience of 20 years. She has also served as a Board of Director of Khushhali Micro Finance Bank as an Independent Director and also Chaired on Board HR Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee of Khushhali Bank. She has done J.D. Doctorate of Jurisprudence (Law) from Texas A&M University, EU Business/Law courses toward JD/MBA and B.S., Psychology from Charles University / University of Durham Prague, Czech Republic and Durham, England and Political Science from University of Houston, Houston, TX USA.
- Ghazanfar AzzamExecutive Director
Ghazanfar is one of the leading bankers in Pakistan with many achievements to his credit in commercial, consumer, retail, SME and micro banking segments which include establishment and successful operations of two leading nation-wide microfinance banks in Pakistan i.e. FINCA in 2008 and MOBILINK BANK in 2012. Mobilink Bank, backed by VEON, a global technology co., is a hybrid model combining MSME with mobile digital & agent based banking offering loans, savings, remittances, utility bill collection, mobile wallets, insurance, G2P & B2P payments through an alliance with Pakistan's largest telecom operator JAZZ under the brand name JAZZCASH. The bank now operates with a network of 74 branches & over 90,000 branch-less banking agents across the country. JazzCash is playing a leading role in digitizing payments in Pakistan. Under his leadership Mobilink Bank won two consecutive BANK THE UNBANKED in 2018 and 2019 in Pakistan Banking Awards jointly administered by the Institute of Bankers Pakistan, AF Ferguson and DAWN media group under supervision of State Bank of Pakistan.Before moving to microfinance, Ghazanfar also worked with Shore Bank International (Now Enclude) as a senior consultant and Head of SME down scaling USAID funded WHAM project 2005-7. He has extensive global exposure and have been to Indonesia, Cambodia, Turkey, Italy, Romania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, United States, Bolivia, Morocco, UAE, Oman and United Kingdom on work related trips, conferences & exposure visits. He has also attended a course in International Finance at the World Bank Institute in Washington, DC in March 2001.Ghazanfar started his banking career with HBL, Pakistan largest commercial bank, and moved on to work with some of the best private sector commercial banks i.e. Union Bank, Prime Commercial Bank & Bank Alfalah. He is a graduate of Karachi University and did his master’s in business administration (MBA) from IBA, Punjab University, Lahore.
- Elias YazbeckDirector
Elias Yazbeck is VEON’s Group Director, Head of Growth and Partnership. He reports directly to VEON’s co-CEO Sergi Herrero and is responsible for driving the company’s strategy and execution to identify and scale digital ventures opportunities across its 10 operating markets.
In addition to his Group-wide responsibilities, Elias acted as interim CEO of JazzCash – VEON’s fast-growing Mobile Financial Services venture in Pakistan. JazzCash is Pakistan’s leading mobile wallet with more than 8.2m MAU.
Elias was previously Facebook’s Head of Finserv Partnership and Market Development for EMEA following spells at Mastercard and as a management consultant, where he honed his expertise in payments, technology and - more broadly - growth and turnaround strategies.
A French national with Lebanese origins, Elias is passionate about technology and its transformative impact on the lives of people, particularly those in developing countries. He holds a Masters in M&A from London’s CASS Business School and a Bachelor of International Commerce from the ESCE in Paris.