Two senior leaders of Robi Axiata Limited were recognized as the most influential human resources leaders at the World HRD Congress 2016 held in Mumbai recently.
The awardees are Robi’s Vice President, HR Business Partnering Md. Faisal Imtiaz Khan and Vice President, Talent and Development Tauhidul Alam.
It is indeed a significant achievement for the individuals concerned as well as for Robi. It denotes the rising stature of the Bangladeshi HR professionals in the international arena. As Bangladesh strengthens the process of its digitalization, the international recognition for Robi’s senior HR officials also confirms the readiness of the company’s senior management team to effectively manage the dynamic business environment that typifies the thriving mobile telecom market of the country.
Faisal was considered to be among the 50 most influential Global HR Tech leaders while Alam proudly made his place among the 100 most influential HR leaders. Both these senior management members of Robi have been instrumental in successfully transforming Robi into a full-fledged digital company. Such innovative credential has enabled the company to become the leading employer of choice among the best talents of Bangladesh. The result of which is evident as the company continues to consolidate its place in the market with customer-centric products and services suitable for the digital age.
Being part of the senior leadership team, Faisal drove HR Transformation and led the organizational change management initiatives at Robi through implementing HR processes. He is widely regarded to possess exceptional skills in Employee Relations and Productivity enhancement through effective Engagement Drives. His effective approach of managing people performance has played a crucial role in recognizing Robi as a Globally High Performing Company. With 22 years of career across multiple industries, he has a proven track record of being ethical, sound judgment and achieving positive results. He is a firm believer in the philosophy of “Change is the only constant, embrace it or become history”.
Faisal was one of the distinguished speakers in the HR Technology Conference at World HRD Congress titled “How a Data-Driven Approach to HR Is the Right Medicine” that was held as part of the World HRD Congress.
With 14 years of professional HR experience, Alam’s expertise lies in strategic HR Transformation, Talent Management, Performance & Rewards and Employee Engagement. Tauhid is an SHL certified assessor and a certified trainer in Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard Company. He is also professionally involved in mentoring for talents and a facilitator of various leadership training programme. Under Alam’s leadership, Robi experienced increased talent engagement and retention, exceeded Globally High Performing Company (GHPC) norm by five percentage points according to Towers Watson Employee Engagement Survey.
Alam was one of the leading contributors to Robi’s transformation, implementing the company’s culture roadmap which has placed the company ahead of GHPCs today.
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 28.4 million subscribers, as of September 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,260 2.5G BTS and over 2,950 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 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.