AINMT appoints chief operating officer

19 June 2017 – AINMT has appointed highly experienced telecoms executive Sohail Qadri as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).

For the past year, Mr Qadri has worked as an adviser to AINMT. Prior to this, he has held a number of senior roles in major telecommunications companies across the world. He was recently executive vice president at Colt Technology Services. He has also been chief transformation officer at ooredoo Group; group CEO of wi-tribe, which had wireless broadband operations in the Philippines, Pakistan and Jordan; group director for strategy, business development and innovation at Telefonica Group; group director of strategy and business development at o2 plc; and group director for mobility in BT.

Mr Qadri has wide international operating experience and has also served on company boards in Asia, Europe, North America and Middle East. He has extensive experience in mobile and fixed communications, data centre and cloud services.

“I have been working closely with Sohail during the past year. He has supported our Norwegian operation to transform into becoming one of the fastest growing telecom operators in Scandinavia. He was also one of the key team members involved in securing our investment into Nextel Brazil. I believe his experience in international markets and in building high performance customer focused organisations will be highly valuable to AINMT going forward,” says JD Fouchard, CEO of AINMT.

"I am excited about being part of AINMT. My aim is to help the company achieve its objectives through making the benefits of mobile broadband available to millions of people around the world, including becoming an outstanding provider of great customer experiences,” said Sohail Qadri.

Mr Qadri will join AINMT over the summer.

For further information, please contact:


Johan Michelsen, Deputy CEO, AINMT Holdings AB, +47 410 87 000


Endre Aaberg Johansen, Corporate Communications AS, tel: +47 41 61 06 05, email: