VEON, the Amsterdam-based telecom giant, has appointed Erwan Gelebart as CEO of JazzCash, the mobile financial services arm of its Pakistani subsidiary Jazz.
According a statement released on the company’s website, Gelebart has been appointed with effect from May 18 and he will report to Group’s co-CEO Sergi Herrero.
JazzCash is one of Pakistan’s leading digital wallets with 7.3 million active users at the end of last year. “JazzCash has a lot of potential, given the young and rapidly growing population of Pakistan,” the statement said.
The statement said Gelebart has more than 15 years of experience, including the launch and scale-up of digital financial services in Bangladesh, Ghana, Madagascar and Mali and while at EY Parthenon, Orange Money and Grameenphone. He holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology as well as a Master in Management from the SKEMA Business School.