As Executive Vice President Strategy, Product and Solutions, Azad brings to Boloro Global over 25 years of mobile financial services, telcom and operations experience.
Most recently, Azad served as a Director in Grameenphone, a Telenor subsidiary, the leading telecom service provider in Bangladesh with 56 million subscribers. While at Grameenphone he held several positions including Head of Financial Services for payment and transactional services, General Manager & Head of New Initiatives responsible for all non-voice services and strategic projects, and Head of IS/IT Architecture, Business Process & Governance looking after IS/IT investments.
He also served on the board of directors of Tameer Micro-Finance Bank in Pakistan to assist in the launch of the innovative “Easypaisa” Branchless Banking initiative. Prior to Grameenphone, Azad was General Manager at Square, the largest conglomerate in Bangladesh with diversified businesses and his role was to lead the group’s total ICT transformation and the launch of satellite based communication business.
Azad has also worked as Head of ICT in a leading manufacturing company to lead the complete automation of manufacturing to administration including capturing machine data.
Azad has an Engineering degree and an Executive MBA with a Leadership Diploma from Stockholm School of Economics.