Robi Axiata Limited (Robi), announced the appointment Matiul Islam Nowshad as the Chief Corporate and People Officer (CCPO) effective from 01 July 2014.
“Nowshad has played a key role in Robi’s transformation journey since 2010. He has successfully laid down the building blocks of our guiding principles and other processes as enablers to put into motion global people practices. His efforts have been endorsed by winning the Axiata People award, 2014 a milestone award for HR Leadership and also the 5th Employer of Choice award presented by the World HRD Congress among others” said Robi Managing Director & CEO, Supun Weerasinghe, adding “his more than two and a half decades of professional experience in people management encompasses areas of corporate affairs, regulatory affairs and board responsibilities of two multinational companies prior to joining Robi.”
Commenting on his new role, Nowshad said that he was “happy to be part of this journey” because the move accentuates the fact that Axiata is deeply committed to building its talent for leadership positions. He thanked the management “for the trust and confidence they have placed on me.”
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc, of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue market share with nearly 25 million subscribers, as of December 2013. Robi boasts the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 500 operators across 207 countries. It is also the first operator in the country to introduce services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, GPRS, 3.5G and HD Voice services. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.