Asif Naimur Rashid | Chief Business Officer

Asif Naimur Rashid, Chief Business Officer, Grameenphone

Dr. Asif Naimur Rashid is currently serving as the Chief Business Officer (CBO) of Grameenphone- a Telenor subsidiary and the largest Mobile Operator in Bangladesh with more than 80 million customers. He has been working in the ICT & Telecom industry for over two decades now, successfully leading key business & digital transformation programs. Aside Grameenphone, he has worked as the CIO for Robi Axiata, as the Founding Managing Director of Robi’s 100% owned subsidiary, Red.Digital and in key roles in Telenor Myanmar, Telenor Group, Telenor India, Siemens and Mentors’ Technologies- home and abroad. He specializes in running large, complex, cross-border telecom and ICT ambitions involving solution portfolio diversification, new digital platforms and business models, IT & business transformation and M&A.  Dr. Asif has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Applied Physics & Electronics (Bangladesh), a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering (Australia), an MBA in Executive Management (Canada), and a Doctoral degree in Artificial Intelligence with summa cum laude (USA). He also attended NUS, INSEAD, MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Executive Leadership Programs. He regularly speaks at national and international technology events on Cloud, IoT & 5G adoption for emerging countries, applied AI & API marketplaces for telecom, and 4IR potentials. He received the ‘CBO of the Year’ award from Bangladesh Brand Forum for the year 2023 for his contributions in his field and in sustainability measures. In his personal life, Dr. Asif, an avid traveler, is married and blessed with three children. 

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