Aamir Ibrahim

CEO, Jazz

Speaker Bio

Aamir Ibrahim is a highly accomplished business executive with over 25 years of experience in diverse industries such as telecommunications, automotive, and financial services. He is the CEO of Jazz, the largest telecom company in Pakistan, and a member of the Global Executive Committee of VEON.

Under his visionary leadership, Jazz has emerged as the most successful digital conglomerate in Pakistan, becoming the connectivity lifeline in the country. Aamir has made significant contributions to the telecom industry of Pakistan, including leading the highest investment to-date in Pakistan, crossing over $10.4 Bn, which is the highest among all telecom companies. He successfully spearheaded the merger between two giants - Mobilink and Warid - and expanded Pakistan's 4G penetration to remote areas.

As the Chairman of Mobilink Microfinance Bank Ltd, he has driven the bank's overall strategic direction to accelerate economic growth and digitize the microfinance industry of Pakistan. Aamir is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, particularly for women in Pakistan to have access to digital technologies. He has driven numerous programs to make technology more inclusive and accessible. Under his leadership, Jazz has emerged as a major player in the fintech space, with JazzCash becoming the national wallet of Pakistan. 

Aamir is committed to giving back to the community and has led Jazz to be at the forefront of philanthropy. During crises such as COVID-19 and the 2022 floods, Jazz stepped up to support the community. He has served on the Boards of the Universal Service Fund (USF) and Ignite, driving connectivity projects and the network of National Incubation Centers across the country. He has been the Chair of the Telecom Subcommittee of the PM's Council for Digital Economy for Pakistan and is also Chairman of Telecom Operators’ Association of Pakistan. 

Aamir received his Bachelors in Business (Accounting) from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and an APM Diploma from the Harvard Business School. Throughout his career, he has held senior leadership positions in VEON, Telenor Group, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mobilink.