Islamabad: Mobilink has announced key structural changes in its Technology Division where Khalid Shahzad will replace Mobilink’s current CTO Gabriele Sgarglia. Commenting on new appointment Jeffrey Hedberg, President and CEO Mobilink, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Khalid to the Mobilink family. I feel confident that his vast knowledge and experience within telecom would drive innovation and quality and strengthen Mobilink Pakistan’s capabilities in delivering best services to its customers,” – he further added, “I would also like to thank Gabriele for his contributions to the company and I wish him the very best of luck and have no doubt that wherever Gabriele takes his career, he will continue to prove himself.”
Khalid Shehzad, newly appointed CTO Mobilink, stated: “I am honored to be a part of the country’s most successful cellular operator and look forward to taking technology platform to greater heights while exceeding our customer expectations.”
Khalid is an experienced telecom professional and brings with him rich expertise in Information Technology and Telecommunications. During his career he has held various senior level positions, both locally and internationally, in companies including Motorola, Millicom International Cellular, Western Wireless International, PTML, Celtel International, Telenor Pakistan and most recently as the CTO for DTAC, Telenor’s Operation in Thailand.
During his tenure at Mobilink, Gabriele played a key role in critical Technology initiatives including network optimization. Gabriele laid the foundation of Mobilink’s technologically advanced network which later became the foundation of Mobilink’s current 3G network.
“I feel blessed to have worked with an amazing team and individuals at Mobilink. I owe my success to them and look forward to new challenges. It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience working in Pakistan and would like to thank everyone for the time we have spent together and the support I have received.” – said Gabriele Sgariglia.
Gabriele will continue to serve in his current role until May 15, 2015. Khalid Shehzad will be taking over his role from July 1, 2015.