Axiata Chief discusses digital future with Robi talents

Axiata Managing Director/ President and Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim has urged Robi talents to lead the company’s drive towards delivering on Axiata Group’s vision of becoming the Next Generation Digital Company by 2020.

He made this appeal to the Robi talents over an inspirational session that took place recently at a city hotel. Axiata’s Managing Director/ President and GCEO recently visited Bangladesh along with the Axiata Senior Leadership Team members to review Robi’s business operations.

Axiata’s CEO for the South Asian Region, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya; Group Chief Talent Officer, 1-pr-pictureDatin Sri Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan; Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Darke M Sani; Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and Chief Corporate and People Officer, Matiul Islam Nowshad were present at the session with Robi talents.

Members of Robi Accelerated Development Programme (RADP), Group Accelerated Development Programme (GADP) and the Graduate Trainees engaged with Axiata Group and Robi’s leadership members at the session to get an understanding on Axiata’s vision for Robi.

Robi’s Vice President, Talent & Development, Sharmin Sultan and Vice President, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Ahmed Saady Yaamin moderated the session.

RADP, GADP programmes have been designed to put Robi talents through an accelerated career path by giving them opportunity to be part of challenging projects. They are also given extensive training with the aim of creating a pool of leaders who can take on leadership roles within Robi as well as the Axiata Group.

Over the years, talent management has been a key part of the Axiata strategy; the relentless focus on leadership development across Axiata operating companies has today ensured a pool of capable people ready to take on CEO and leadership roles across Axiata companies.


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, with 27.4 million active subscribers. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,496 BTS and over 4,600 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 385 operators across more than 140 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. 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.