Zainab Hussain Siddiqui

VP HSE & Sustainability, Telenor Group

Zainab Hussain Siddiqui

Speaker Bio


Zainab Hussain Siddiqui is Vice President Sustainability at Telenor Group heading up Sustainability Global Partnerships and Supply Chain Sustainability. With more than 19 years of experience in key positions within Telecom, Government and Development sectors, Zainab works on aspects of responsible business with markets across Telenor’s footprint in Asia and Nordics. Her particular focus is on partnership programmes pertaining to digital identity, digital skills, online safety, big data for social good and human rights. On the other hand, she oversees business partner management against Telenor’s supplier conduct principles with specific reference to post-contract monitoring and mitigation activities. In her previous role, Zainab headed Corporate Social Responsibility at Telenor Pakistan, where she led innovative projects in partnership with international agencies within the areas of digital identity, education, disability inclusion, health and emergency response. In other roles, she has worked with gender equality, decent employment, telecom strategy, business intelligence, enterprise portfolio management, and policy development positions with ILO, Pakistan’s incumbent operator PTCL and the Ministry of IT & Telecom Pakistan.