CEO STATEMENT

Ardalan Gardi

Mr. Gardi graduated at University de Picardie Jules Verne, (Amiens, France) with a degree in MBA with having other certificates from different places.
Mr. Gardi was appointment as the CEO group since 2008, he has been playing a significant role in the telecommunication & technology sector for over 10 years.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Gardi has been a member of several telecommunications companies in the region and contributed to the successful develop and execution of strategies therefor, he nominated to work with the group as a Commercial Director and gradually moved up to CEO position due to his strong dedication and entrepreneurial mind-set, also he has extensive experience in Planning, Operation, Sales and Marketing.
The Regional Telecom Groupwhich heading the CEO includes Fastlink under its holding umbrella.
Fastlink is the leading data service provider in offering the highest quality data service by using the best technology available today, 4G LTE. Fastlink 4G LTE was established in 2013 and is a fast-growing local telecommunications company aiming to offer the same technology that only the most developed countries have been able to do thus far. Focusing on speed, Fastlink created its now famous slogan “Be the Fastest” which is recognized throughout the region.
After launching Fastlink in June 2013, Mr. Gardi has been able to situate Fastlink with the highest market share for data in the region by increasing its subscribers base by two hundred percent (200%) with lots of ambitions and goals.
Mr. Gardi has been tackling each one including creating segments of customers to offer plans that are customized for each niche. One of the successful niche markets in Internet that Fastlink caters to is providing a censored package for families, especially those with children. This package prevents users to visit unsolicited websites, or those that parents want to ensure their children do not explore.
Fastlink offers 4G LTE coverage in all three major provinces in the Region, Erbil, Sulimaniyah and Dohuk, however Mr. Gardi strives to offer blanket coverage in the Region and eventually in the entire country.

He is diligently working with his technical team and the Kurdistan Regional Government to provide service to every household. Along with the UN, Mr. Gardi believes that Internet is a necessity and should be available to the entire population.