Asher Siddiqui takes the charge as CEO of USF

Islamabad – Mr. Riaz Asher Siddiqui has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Universal Service Fund (USF Co) Pakistan. He has replaced Mr. Parvez Iftikhar.

Mr. Asher has a vast experience and brilliant career in the Telecom Industry of South Asia region. He remained the President of South Asia Operations of Teralight Ltd. and the Senior Vice President of SAMENA Telecommunications Council for many years.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani interviewed Mr. Asher Siddiqui personally on 12th of December 2011 and decided to appoint him for the post. Mr. Asher took over the charge as CEO of USF Co. on 16th December 2011

Mr. Asher Siddiqui has more than 26 years diversified experience in Telecom and ICT, enterpreneureship and mentoring.
During his career he headed Navy Directorate in GHQ for defense network, where he was heading over 500 men and executed projects of over 100m US$. He served on board naval ships as head of electrical / electronic branch. He also headed Pakistan Navy Dockyard workshops (over 1500 men and 5 workshops to provide support services to Pakistan Naval ships / submarines for weapons / electrical engineering).

In the private sector, Mr. Asher served in Alcatel as Project and Business Development Manager for Pakistan, secured multimillion sales (140m US$) and opened door in Mobilink for Alcatel. He was one of the founding top executives of SAMENA Telecommunications Council.

Mr. Asher Siddiqui is a founder chartered member of TiE (Islamabad Chapter), a US based entrepreneurship and mentor organization. He won WHO & WHO VIP Carrier Achievement Award. He provided entrepreneur services to IMA Karachi and his mentor won the awards.

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