Azad has over 25 years of mobile financial services, telecom and operational experience. Most recently, Azad served as a Director of the Telenor subsidiary, Grameenphone, which is the leading telecom service provider in Bangladesh with more than 56 million subscribers. Azad held several positions over the course of his tenure with Grameenphone, 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.
Prior to Grameenphone, Azad was General Manager at Square, the largest conglomerate in Bangladesh, where he led the group’s total ICT transformation and the launch of their satellite based communication business. Azad has an Engineering degree and an Executive MBA with a Diploma in Leadership from the Stockholm School of Economics.