Azerfon announces appointment of CEO

05.12.2017,17:50


On 5th of December, 2017, Azerfon LLC (Nar) has announced the appointment of Dr. Gunnar Pahnke as a new CEO of the company.

Prior to his appointment as a Chief Executive at Azerfon, Mr. Pahnke worked as a Chief Strategy, Marketing & Customer Experience Officer (ad interim) at Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI). He has over 20 years of industry experience in fixed and mobile telecommunications, Internet and Media/TV. Mr. Pahnke gained his rich experience across diverse markets including Germany, France, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East. He has a deep knowledge of development, implementation of strategy, and entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Pahnke is an internationally respected analytics expert.

It is worthwhile to note that his predecessor Dr. Klaus Mueller left the company to pursue new career opportunities. Under his leadership, Azerfon grew in revenue terms, identified number of new ventures and saw significant improvements in organizational efficiency.

“Azerfon is a team of talented professionals. I am proud of the team and the results we achieved during my tenure as CEO. I am confident that the company will reach new heights under Gunnar Pahnke’s leadership”, said Klaus Mueller with regard to the new appointment.

The newly appointed CEO, Mr. Pahnke stated: “Firstly, I’d like to express my gratitude to Dr. Mueller. Secondly, I’d like to confirm that we will not deviate from our strategy of best prices, a leading user friendly service and a commitment to continuously improve the quality and sustainability of our offering to customers.”

“Azerfon” commenced its operations on March 21, 2007, under the ‘Nar Mobile’ brand name, and within a short period became one of the leading companies in the telecommunications sector of Azerbaijan. The ‘Nar’ brand name was later selected as a symbol resembling the cohesion of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Azerbaijan with the modern life. Nar was the first company in the country to introduce 3G technology and has provided its customers with broad 4G network coverage. With more than 2 million customers and a network of more than 6,000 base stations, covering 93% of the country’s territory, Nar provides its customers with high quality services at the best price.