Zong, a subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) and Pakistan’s first and only Super 3G & 4G mobile service provider, today announced the appointment of Mr. Liu Dianfeng as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Liu succeeds Dr. Fan YunJun, who shall be moving back to CMCC to pursue a new role with the company. Dr. Fan YunJun was appointed Zong’s CEO in 2011. During his tenure the telecom operator saw tremendous growth in terms of subscriber base; Zong has taken over the number 3 spot within the industry and is recognized as a technology leader in the country.
Liu earned an Executive MBA program from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Asia’s leading business school. And he received his master’s degree from the graduate school, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The newly appointed started his career in August 1991, and has held key positions in areas of Engineering, Commercial and Corporate affairs at China Mobile Beijing Co. Liu was also board member of China Mobile Jilin Co. as well as China Mobile Beijing Co.
Speaking about the development, Dr. Fan YunJun stated, “I have had a wonderful time at Zong and in Pakistan, but it is time for me to go back and take over yet another challenging role. I will cherish the memories and take back with me vital experience gained from my time here.” He further added, “I am glad that I am leaving Zong in the safe hands of Mr. Liu. My successor has extensive experience of working as a top leader in two provincial level telecom companies and has a very good command over the skill set required to take Zong to even greater heights.”
Liu is going to lead Zong at a time when 3G & 4G has just been launched in the country and the company is on route to bring the most advanced technology to Pakistan. ‘As the No.1 and only 3G + 4G operator, CMPak is committed to bring to Pakistan the fastest mobile internet, the best network coverage coupled with the strongest eco system’, Liu said, ‘The innovations we will bring along with the worlds most advanced network not only covers handset manufacturing but also includes leading ICT solution to all industries including education, medical, security, financial etc.