Dr. Asif Naimur Rashid is the CIO of Robi Axiata, the second largest Mobile Operator in Bangladesh and a subsidiary of Axiata Group, Malaysia. He also has an additional role, serving as the Managing Director of Red.Digital Limited, a 100% owned ICT-focused subsidiary of Robi Axiata. Dr. Asif has been working in the ICT& Telecom industry for more than two decades now. He has successfully led key digital transformation initiatives of Robi and Axiata group. Prior to joining Robi Axiata, he has worked in Telenor Myanmar, Telenor HQ, Telenor India, Grameenphone, Siemens and Mentors’ Technologies.
Dr. Asif has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Applied Physics & Electronics from the University of Dhaka, a master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Technology, Sydney, an MBA in Executive Management from Royal Roads University, British Columbia, and a Doctoral degree in Artificial Intelligence from California Southern University, California with summa cum laude. Aside, he has attended ISS- National University of Singapore, INSEAD Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management & Harvard University for advanced technology, digital strategy, and leadership programs and regularly speaks at national and international technology events. In his personal life, Dr. Asif is married and blessed with three children.
Dr. Asif is also Managing Director at Red Digital.