MTN Irancell CEO Retires, New Boss Appointed To Lead The Company

MTN retail shop in Accra, Ghana
MTN retail shop in Accra, Ghana (Photo Credit:

MTN Irancell, an associate company of MTN Group, announced on Thursday the appointment of Dr. Bijan Abbasi Arand as its new CEO.

Dr. Abbasi holds a Post-Doctoral degree in Communication from Tarbiat Modares University where he is currently an assistant professor.

He is one of the leading telecommunications experts in Iran and brings decades of experience in both the academic and commercial sectors.

He replaces Alireza Ghalambor Dezfouli, who will take a well-deserved retirement having served as the CEO of MTN Irancell since its inception in 2005.

Dezfouli has played an integral role in building Irancell into a major business serving more than 40 million customers and becoming the largest data operator in Iran.

MTN Group thanks Dezfouli for his years of service and congratulates Dr Abbasi on his new role.

MTN Irancell has more than 40 million customers.


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