Dr. Daniel Ritz
Daniel Ritz was appointed CEO PTCL Group in March 2016. PTCL Group is the incumbent operator in Pakistan and listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Daniel Ritz was Chief Strategy Officer for the Etisalat Group for 4 years. Reporting to the Group CEO and as a member of Etisalat Group Management Committee, Daniel Ritz was responsible for managing the Middle East's largest operator's strategy, business development, Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Project Management functions. He joined Etisalat Group from Swisscom, the incumbent operator in Switzerland, where he held the same position since 2006.
While at Swisscom, Daniel Ritz was a member of the Group's Executive Board where he held board positions at Fastweb in Italy, at Belgacom International Carrier Services (JV with Belgacom and MTN), and at Swisscom IT Services. He also served as Chairman of Swisscom Hospitality Services, a global provider of ICT services to the hospitality industry. During his tenure at Swisscom, Daniel Ritz was instrumental in building Swisscom Ventures, a leading international Corporate Venture Capital unit. Between 2008 and 2009, Daniel Ritz acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Swisscom Central & Eastern Europe where he led a turnaround and subsequent exit.
Prior to joining Swisscom, Daniel Ritz was with The Boston Consulting Group for 12 years, of which 5 years as a Partner. During his tenure at BCG, he served clients in the TMT industry across Europe and also in the U.S., where he was based between 1997 and 1998.