Mian Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO, Chairman and mastermind behind the success of Q Mobile, has come to be known as the youngest entrepreneur in Pakistan’s mobile phone industry.
After completing his education in the United States in 2003, Zeeshan Akhtar returned to his roots in Pakistan to make his mark in the professional world. His affiliation with foreign brands like LG and Samsung provided him with opportunities to realise his own understanding of the Pakistani market.
Akhtar had great success with his ventures, resulting in increased market share for whichever brand he was handling.
For him, the sky was the limit…and then Q Mobile was born.
At 30 years of age, Akhtar took charge of a company that soon became a corporate giant. Today, Q Mobile is the biggest player in Pakistan’s mobile phone industry.
Company officials claim it was Akhtar’s insistence on quality that led to this success: concentrating on not only providing advanced mobile sets but excellent service, customer care and attractive prices that were comparable to world renowned foreign brands.
With a varied selection of more than 85 different cellphones, Q Mobile positioned itself to meet the demands of the Pakistani market, designing innovative and specific technologies that suited the region on the whole.
Akhtar intends to expand the company into numerous groups, in order to fulfil the demand of consumers from several walks of life. This will be possible through a strategy that will shift the Pakistani masses towards smartphones that are more affordable.
For Akhtar and Q Mobile, it’s all about empowering Pakistan towards better efficiency, and bringing new, innovative directions to the local cellphone industry.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2013.