Durdana Achakzai is a Senior Vice President at Telenor Group and Chief Digital Officer for Telenor Pakistan (TP) where she was the first female in the company’s top management since inception. . Durdana is leading Telenor’s transformation into a digital services provider and is she is looking after Digital Products, Digital Accelerator, Mobile Advertising, mAgri, IoT and Innovation and Data commercialization. Durdana is driving all digital functions towards streamlining with the company’s strategic ambition of becoming customers’ favorite digital lifestyle partner.
Durdana has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in global business and technology focused roles. In her latest assignment, Durdana was based out of London as the Global Head of Digital Portfolio and Programme Director for Retail Banking & Wealth Management at HSBC where she focused on driving innovation and digital transformation agenda for the bank; leading a multimillion dollar global digital portfolio primarily focused on new and innovative digital capabilities globally.
Durdana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was a Fulbright Scholar.