A Vendor/MNO pitches an innovative idea / product / solution which could help the Roaming, Messaging, Interconnect and Fraud & Security industry to generate revenues or save costs, become more efficient or offer more quality solutions to end subscribers. They will present to a panel of Lions who give live feedback to them in-front of the Genesis audience.
The first lion Obaid Rahman, Group Head of Wholesale at Axiata Group, holds the responsibility for the entire Wholesale and Carrier Services portfolio across Axiata’s APAC footprint. He has a wealth of in-depth experience from a 25-year career in wholesale telecommunications and is well-recognised as an industry leader. He possesses a successful track record of managing multiple geographies whilst working for major telecom groups across Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas and has delivered aggressive commercial and financial targets. Obaid is focused on driving synergies across Axiata’s digital telcos and infrastructure, all while spearheading the establishment of Axiata Wholesale as the preferred wholesale partner across Asia.
Many of a lion’s traits are embodied perfectly within Obaid. He consistently demonstrates remarkable tenacity in hunting down extraordinary goals and objectives, and never wavers from having to make tough decisions. A bold leader in his own right, Obaid is unfailing in commanding the team’s advances with tactical efficiency, and possesses an uncanny ability to quickly perceive problems and transform them into opportunities.