Durdana Achakzai
Group Director of Digital, Vodafone

Speaker Profile

Durdana Achakzai is a senior digital executive with over 15 years of senior leadership experience in global business and technology focused roles. As Group Director of Digital, she is leading Vodafone’s global digital agenda encompassing a range of strategic and operational initiatives. Previously, she was Chief Digital Officer for Telenor in Emerging Asia, where she led Telenor’s transformation into a digital services provider overseeing digital products, mobile advertising, agri-tech, internet of things, innovation and data commercialization.

Durdana has led digital in the Fintech space including as the Global Head of Digital Portfolio and Programme Director for Retail Banking & Wealth Management at HSBC where she focused on driving innovation and digital transformation agenda for the bank; leading a global digital portfolio primarily focused on new and innovative digital capabilities globally.

She has been an advisor to early stage start-ups.

Durdana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was a Fulbright Scholar.