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Ncell Appoints Jabbor Kayumov As Its New CEO, Chong to Depart

Private telecom operator Ncell Axiata has appointed Jabbor Kayumov as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) succeeding Andy Chong. He has officially taken his office on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The company’s Board of Directors meeting held on May 09 appointed Mr. Jabbor as its new CEO and Managing Director (MD).

Jabbor succeeded Andy Chong and assumed his responsibilities on May 10. The outgoing CEO & MD Andy Chong will serve as the Axiata Group Chief Corporate Officer effective from 1 June 2023.

Mr. Jabbor brings almost 20 years of senior management in the telecommunications industry experience. He has served as the CEO of several companies under prominent telecom organizations such as Telia (previously TeliaSonera) and Vimpelcom (now VEON). Mr. Jabbor is a business leader with an excellent track record across multiple leading companies in the industry. Before joining Ncell, the incumbent worked as the CEO of Digicel Trinidad & Tobago followed by Digicel Jamaica until April 2023. In the Caribbean regions, he led a turnaround of business operations transitioning into becoming a digital operator.

New Ncell CEO Jabbor Kayumov shares his delight

The newly appointed Ncell CEO Jabbor Kayumov shared his delight and vision for his journey:

“I am delighted to be joining the Ncell team. It is a business with an impressive footprint and a strong brand portfolio and look forward to working with this talented team. I will be focusing on working with the Ncell team to deliver a step-up in business performance and contribute towards the digital enhancement of Nepal in line with Axiata Group’s broader vision of Advancing Asia and commitment to improving the lives of Nepalese,” said Jabbor Kayumov, CEO & MD of Ncell. “It is a matter of pride to serve over 16 million customers in Nepal and Nepalese.

Mr. Jabbor holds in-depth knowledge of the industry along with his successful track record in his role as the Chief Executive. For his diverse professional experience, he has been recognized for his exemplary work in people leadership, business improvements, digital, strategy, organizational design, and processes. He holds a Master’s in Economics from Khujand State University, Tajikistan.

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The newly-appointed CEO Jabbor Kayumov will have the challenge of maintaining Ncell as the dominant telecom service operator. At the moment, Ncell is seeking a 5G trial spectrum from NTA. Starting 5G trials, working on 4G expansion, improving revenue/profit, and ILD offset are among other ambitions.

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Ncell’s current CEO Andy Chong who joined the company in 2016 will now lead the head office (Axiata Group) as its CCO.

The former Ncell CEO Andy Chong has been appointed as Ncell’s parent company Axiata Group’s Chief Corporate Officer (CCO). 

Mr. Chong served for a total of over 6 years at Ncell starting as its CCO in 2016. He has worked at the top level at many international telecom companies.

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We at wholeheartedly extend our congratulations to Jabbor Kamuyov on becoming the CEO of Ncell. Let’s hope that under his guidance and support, the telco continues to remain the industry-leading service provider in Nepal.

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