Amman, Jordan – March 27, 2014
NSN appoints Farooq Azam country head of Jordan
To oversee NSN operations and lead business growth in the country
Nokia Solutions and Networks today announced the appointment of Farooq Azam as head of Jordan. He takes charge of the company’s operations in the country, leading the end-to-end customer team responsibilities, including sales, delivery, operations, customer relationship and financial operations. Farooq is an experienced business leader who has worked with leading telecom operators, infrastructure vendors and consulting organizations across the globe and delivered improved operational efficiency and business growth.
Khalid Aziz, Head of Sub-region, Upper Gulf and Levant, NSN, said: “We welcome Farooq to lead the company’s growth in Jordan. With his rich experience gained in various roles in consulting, business development, sales, product management, technology planning and operations, he is an excellent choice to lead the company’s business growth in the country.”
Commenting on his appointment, Farooq said: “I am delighted to take on this challenging role in a country that has great market potential, and look forward to reinforcing the confidence with our customers here. This should result in a sustainable growth for NSN in the MEA region. NSN has proven itself to be a formidable player globally and we want to bring that value and partnership to our customers in Jordan. This partnership will also allow us to boost the development of the ICT sector in the country leveraging the skilled Jordanian resources.”
Previously at NSN, Farooq held the roles of Principal Consultant and Customer Team Head in the Middle East and Africa, where he led the sales, delivery and governance of NSN portfolio of solutions and services. This entailed consultatively selling and delivering these solutions with P&L responsibility, striving constantly for superior customer relationships and project profitability.
Prior to NSN, he held various consulting, customer facing and R&D operations management roles at TELUS, a Canadian operator with local and international operations, Alcatel-Lucent, a mobile infrastructure vendor and his own business venture KAZAM Technologies where he successfully prototyped and sought funding for two communications products. He also delivered operations consulting to telecoms operators, vendors, enterprise sectors and governments.
Farooq values diversity greatly having worked throughout Europe, North America, South Korea and the Middle East and brings 18 years experience gained from the ICT sector.
Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 11.3 billion euros in 2013. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.