Ooredoo Group Picks Up an Impressive 29 "Stevies"

The 2015 International Business Awards recognise Ooredoo as 'Most Innovative Company of the Year' - MEA region

28 Oct, 2015, 09:00 ET from Ooredoo

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo has been awarded an impressive 29 awards at the 2015 International Business Awards (IBAs), also known as "the Stevies", as the company continues to seamlessly integrate business innovation and the development of market-leading product offerings with a strong community-focused approach.

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The Group received 3 Gold Stevie® Awards including 'Most Innovative Company of the Year (Middle East and Africa)' recognising Ooredoo's progressive and visionary leadership in communications and digital services in emerging markets with more than 114 million customers worldwide. The company's innovations include the latest network developments and newest applications and services that are transforming people's lives across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Two additional Gold awards gave recognition to the great success of Ooredoo's Mozaic Go app, a cutting-edge entertainment app that provides a whole world of entertainment on the go, live TV and Videos on demand for customers in Qatar, as well as the revamp of Indosat's website, Ooredoo's company in Indonesia.

Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: "We are absolutely delighted about this year's results. Leveraging the potential of innovation in mobile technology to empower and enrich lives is at the forefront of Ooredoo's strategy. We are proud to have been nominated for and gone on to win so many awards in a global competition which highlights matters that are important to us. The Stevie award wins demonstrate the success and impact of Ooredoo's wide-ranging initiatives, developed and sustained throughout the year."

Ranked number one, Ooredoo also received the Grand Stevie Award which is determined by a points system based on the total numbers of awards won. It is the second year in a row that Ooredoo is included in the Top Ten amongst all other organisations honoured in the 2015 IBAs.

Based on the strong belief that mobile technology is an important enabler to bring about social and economic progress, Ooredoo continues to support several projects aimed at stimulating human growth and contributing to the sustainable development of the communities it operates in. This year has seen a number of initiatives aimed at providing basic care and education opportunities for refugees and displaced people, and boosting entrepreneurial ambitions for women in the work place.

An additional 8 Silver Stevie Awards and 17 Bronze Stevie Awards further recognised Ooredoo's outreach work and the successful impact of many of these initiatives, including two Silver Stevies for CSR Programme of the Year in two regions, namely the 'Asiacell Programme for Refugees and Displaced People' (Middle East & Africa) and 'Myanmar Connect Women' (Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

Other Silver Stevies include: 'Company of the Year - Telecoms', 'Brand Experience of Year - Marketing Campaign, Consumer' for the Messi Campaign, 'Best New Product of Service of the Year' for IdeaBox, 'Best Interface Design (Website)' for Ooredoo Fans Do Wonders for, and 'Motivational Video' for both the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and the Simply Do Wonders - The Winners Meet Messi videos.

Ooredoo also received 17 Bronze Stevie Awards including 'Executive of the Year' going to Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, and 'Chairman of the Year' recognising the work of his Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani.

Other Bronze Stevies include: 'Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year' for the Ooredoo Cancer Centre in Doha, 'Best Non-Profit/Charity Fund Raising Event' for the Mobile Health Clinics Launch in Jogya, 'Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Media Relations' for the Ooredoo Algeria's Media Star Contest, 'Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused' for the Messi Social Media Global Campaign, 'Brand Experience of the Year - Consumer' for Oman Rebranding, 'Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services' for Indosat Carrier Billing for the Google Play Store, 'Best New Product or Service of the Year - Telecoms Service' for the Ooredoo Algeria's Oobarmijoo, 'Best Marketing or Sales Brochure online and electronic' for Ooredoo's Digital Rebrand, 'Best Overall Web Design' for Simply Do Wonders, 'Game App' for JagoCatur, 'Integrated Mobile Experience App' for iCity, 'Best Service Sales video' for Indosat Carrier Billing for the Google Play Store, 'Best Telecoms Website' for  Ooredoo Community, and 'Best new Product or Service of the Year' for MayMay.

About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named "Best Mobile Operator of the Year" at the World Communication Awards 2013.

The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 107 million people as of 31 December 2014. Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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