Vodafone Fiji Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer

Exco Post

Tuesday, 25th July, 2023

Vodafone Fiji CEO, Elenoa Biukoto today announced the appointment of Fareen Saheb as Chief Financial Officer and Salman Khan as Chief Commercial Officer.

Fareen has an impressive track record in financial management and brings a wealth of experience to strengthen Vodafone's leadership team further. Fareen Saheb assumes the role of the CFO with over 18 years of experience in the finance and telco industry. Over the course of her career, she has held a variety of key positions in the finance department, rising from the ranks of Graduate Accountant to Regional Financial Controller. In recent years, she has played an integral role in Vodafone's expansion in regional markets.

Fareen is a chartered accountant and Fellow of CPA Australia. She comes with a wealth of knowledge complementing her career progression, having served as the first female President and Vice President of the CPA Australia Fiji Representative Committee. She has a Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting from the University of the South Pacific, a Diploma in Telecommunications Management from the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and a Diploma in Project Management from Arthur Group, Australia.

She continues to successfully drive financial growth and strategic initiatives in the dynamic and competitive Fiji and regional markets. Her unique blend of financial acumen, strategic vision, and collaborative leadership approach makes her an excellent fit for Vodafone's commitment to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional customer experiences.

"I am honoured to have been entrusted with my new role at Vodafone at this exciting time in the telco industry," said Mrs Saheb. "Vodafone's commitment to technological advancement and delivering exceptional customer experiences aligns perfectly with my own professional values. I am eager to contribute to the company's continued success and growth”.

As the new CFO, Fareen will lead Vodafone Fiji’s financial operations and play a pivotal role in shaping the company's financial strategies. She will collaborate closely with the executive team to reinforce Vodafone's position as a leading telco while exploring new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Ms Biukoto also congratulated the newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer, “Salman will play a vital role in advancing Vodafone Fiji's commercial objectives, fostering strategic partnerships, and ensuring the delivery of exceptional services to our valued customers”.

His experience has also allowed him to advance within the organization, serving in both the Frontline and Corporate departments. His experience and proven track record in the telecom sector make him the ideal leader to drive our commercial endeavours and create unparalleled value for our customers.”

Mr Khan holds a Master of Information Systems (MINS) from the University of the South Pacific, with certifications including Cisco Certified Network Associate from the University of the South Pacific and Strategic Account Management from the University of New South Wales.

"Vodafone Fiji has always been at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge telecommunications services, and I look forward to contributing to the company's continued success and growth in this dynamic market," said Mr Khan.

"We welcome Fareen and Salman to the Vodafone family. Their exceptional leadership and strategic insights will play a vital role in driving our company's growth and delivering long-term value to our stakeholders.

The appointments reflect Vodafone Fiji's commitment to nurturing local talent and promoting diversity within its leadership team. Both are vital roles and the new appointees’ insights and expertise will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in reinforcing Vodafone Fiji's position as the leading telco in Fiji”, said Ms Biukoto.

For further information contact:
Media RelationsHead of E-Commerce
fozia.muktar@vodafone.com.fj shailendra.prasad@vodafone.com.fj

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