Azfar Manzoor

Azfar has 20+ years of diverse experience in private and public sector as well as entrepreneurship. He started his professional journey from USA working for National Semiconductors Inc., Cambridge Technology Partners. He also briefly taught at MIT. He is the founding member and CEO of two startups in the software and internet domains, the last one, WOL Telecom, under his leadership was transformed from a small ISP to being the leading brand in the Internet/broadband space of Pakistan, later acquired by Orascom Telecom Group (now VEON). . As part of executive management team of Mobilink (a VEON subsidiary), Azfar led its B2B Business Unit which focused on providing services to large enterprises as well as SOHO / SME sector. He also sat on the board of Mobilink Microfinance Bank, is board member of the Universal Service Fund, a $500 million public sector technology fund and is also the Regional Chair in Pakistan for MIT. Azfar has a BS and MS degrees in EE & CS from MIT and an MBA from LUMS.