Published on: September 3, 2020
Regional Head Sales & Distribution Central Telenor
Innovative and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, Mr. Ahmed Bilal represents a name much renowned in the media and communications industry besides many youth and countless students who have been inspired by his personality. An Alumni of Bahria University, Ahmed Bilal graduated with an MBA in Marketing in 1999.
Although there are many different ways to lead a sales team, Mr. Ahmed Bilal chose a comprehensive approach by sometimes getting down in the trenches and keeping a hand in the day to day operations or taking a ‘lead from afar’ approach to give his team members greater control over their daily tasks. Having earned a huge name as head of Sales and Marketing in many companies, here is what Mr. Ahmed Bilal has to comment, “whatever your leadership style, it’s important that it moves you toward your ultimate goal of motivating and guiding your team. This is especially important for sales departments where missed quotas and high turnover can take a significant toll on morale”.
Ahmed Bilal prides himself as a successful Telecom Professional and the most significant highlight of his career is marked by having worked at Telenor for more than a decade. As Regional Head was leading a team of 42 people besides expanding the retail footprint in the network area and expanding of franchise network across the region meanwhile maintaining the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
Ahmed Bilal started as Assistant Manager Consumer/SOHO Sales (North) at Telenor and later took up the role of Zonal Manager Sales in AJK, Jehlum and Chakwal districts and earlier on in Sukkur and Interior Sindh where he achieved a 130% target achievement for the year 2010/2011 having won all national sales competition awards. Prior to Telenor, Ahmed Bilal has worked as Head of Sales at Wateen Telecom, Redtone Telecom and Paktel Ltd.
In fact, the most popular and interesting side to his career rests in being a Radio Presenter for FM 101 for almost 12 years! Popularly known as “AB” his shows have been broadcasted across Pakistan as well as in 38 countries through satellite. AB with his magnetic personality and charisma has had quality discussions on Iqbal’s poetry besides other Urdu Literature on his shows. Very humble and down to earth, AB holds a huge fan club and recently received the award titled “Most Popular DJ” at FM 101.
He has to his credit conceived, planned and executed many live shows for brands such as Mobilink, Surf Excel, Tapal, Zic Motor Oil and Intel. We congratulate him on his achievements and pray that he continues to excel and make Bahria University proud!