Karim Khoja, Chief Executive Officer of Roshan, has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including starting and managing extremely successful GSM companies in Pakistan, Poland, Croatia, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Under his leadership, Roshan has grown to be Afghanistan’s market leader, with six million customers. Mr. Khoja started his GSM career as CEO for Mobilink in Pakistan, and then launched Era GSM in Poland. He then went on to form the company, HT Mobile, from Croatia Telecom.

Over the course of the last eight years, Mr. Khoja has dedicated his time to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) to bring competition and best practices to the telecommunication industry in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He has focused not only on financial results, but also on how technology can be used to change lives.

Mr. Khoja serves on the Board of several international companies. He is the Chairman of the Afghan Investment Climate facility, a £30m fund to encourage private enterprise, an advisor to the GSMA Development Fund and an Associate Board Member of the Legatum Center at MIT.