Ms Durdana Achakzai is a senior executive with over 15 years of leadership experience in global business and technology-focused roles and expertise in large-scale digital transformations. As Group Executive Director of Digital in London, she is leading Vodafone’s global digital agenda encompassing a range of strategic and operational initiatives. Previously, she was Chief Digital Officer for Telenor, where she led their transformation into a digital services provider.
Ms Durdana has led digital in the fintech space including as the Global Head of Digital Portfolio and Programme Director for Retail Banking & Wealth Management and previously as Director of Corporate Digital at HSBC. In these capacities, 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.
She has been an advisor to early-stage start-ups. Ms Durdana holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Sciences from GIK Institute.