By Jim Luce
Upon meeting Karim Khoja, C.E.O. of the Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd., also known as Roshan, Afghanistan’s largest cell provider, I knew that I stood before a wise man.
Behind his twinkling eyes, I could almost see his brain synapses flashing brightly.
Roshan is the leading GSM cellular service provider in Afghanistan, with coverage in over 230 major cities and towns and over 3.5 million active subscribers.
Since its inception in the market in 2003, Roshan has invested over $445 million in implementing and maintaining a high quality cell phone network across a nation battered by violence and turmoil.
When one meets a thought leader and global citizen such as Karim, a sort of kindred spirit is evident from the first handshake.