Khalid Aziz

SVP & Managing Director
BrightSites by Signify

Khalid is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the BrightSites business unit. The business is aimed at transforming outdoor lighting infrastructure as a platform for broadband connectivity. Previously he has held the position of Managing Director of Global Ventures at Signify where he was responsible for building a growth platform for the next generation of businesses at Signify. Before Signify, Khalid has held leadership roles in Telecoms and ICT industries. Based out of Germany, Khalid led the Global Commercial and Business Digitization portfolio at Nokia Services, prior to which he was leading the Global Strategy and Business Development function for the Nokia Services Business Group. As General Manager and Chairman of the regional board, Khalid led Nokia’s business in the Middle East covering several markets. While at Nokia, Khalid led several senior assignments in Finland and UK. He was the Chief Technology Officer at a Private Equity group based out of the Middle East tasked at building Telecoms services business across Arabian Gulf markets. Khalid holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Oxford University, and BEng in Electronics and Information Technology from Vaasa University, Finland. He is a mentor at the Social Entrepreneur Academy, Germany and has been an active partner member of Acumen Fund, focusing on sustainable investments in East Africa and South Asia