Grameenphone appointed Michael Foley as new CEO

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Michael Foley

MNA Science & Tech Desk: The Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Michael Foley as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment will be effective from May 26.

The company also appointed Yasir Azman as Deputy CEO, Grameenphone said in a press release.

Azman will remain as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), while taking on extended responsibilities for the digital and commercial strategy within GP and Telenor’s Emerging Asia Cluster.

Petter-B Furberg, who has served as interim CEO since October 2016, will remain with Grameenphone as the chairman of Grameenphone’s Board of Directors.

Foley, a Canadian by birth, has been with Telenor Group since 2014, most recently as the CEO of Telenor Bulgaria. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of Telenor Pakistan.

He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and operational experience in the telecom, retail and gaming sectors from both advanced and growth markets. He is a Graduate of McGill University in Montreal with BA in Organizational Psychology.

Launched in 1997, Grameenphone claims to have 99 percent surface coverage in the country and a more than 50 million-strong subscriber base.