Shihab Ahmad, a highly experienced telecom professional in Bangladesh, has recently joined Robi as Robi Axiata’s Project Director – Integration.
He will be responsible for the post-merger integration of Robi and Airtel- the largest merger in Bangladesh history. He has joined at the level of Chief Officer and will be a member of the Management Council of the company.
Commenting on this, Robi’s CEO and Managing Director Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “Inclusion of Shihab would bring new dimension to our business. His understanding of the telecom industry gained within the industry equipped him with skills of planning and developing responses to the changing market landscape”
A graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), he has done his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan.
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.