Ooredoo Wins Gold at the 2020 Stevie International Business Awards

04 October 2020 . Qatar

A Host of International Awards for Innovation and Social Responsibility Reaffirms the Company's Industry Leadership

  • Ooredoo Group awarded a Grand Stevie as part of the Best of the IBA Awards
  • Ooredoo wins 17 awards at the 17thStevie Annual International Business Awards
  • Eight awards won at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
  • Indosat Ooredoo wins for Social Empowerment at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020

Ooredoo has won a total of 26 international business awards as it continues to gain recognition for its market-leading product offerings, business and technology innovation and commitment to social responsibility within the telecommunications industry.

2020 Stevie Annual International Business Awards

Ooredoo was named the winner of 17 Stevie Awards at the 17th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs) earlier this month, taking home three Gold, five Silver and eight Bronze Awards. The Stevie IBAs are held annually to honour the achievements and positive contributions of organisations worldwide.

Thanks to the high number of awards won compared to other entrants, Ooredoo Group was awarded a Grand Stevie as part of the Best of the IBA Awards, coming joint fifth in the ‘Top 10’ category.

Ooredoo Qatar won a Gold Award for the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ for its data network leadership and ICT innovation, while the second Gold Award was won by Ooredoo Maldives in the ‘Company of the Year – Telecommunications’ category for its first and fastest nationwide 4G+ network in the Maldives.

Ooredoo Oman was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie in the category ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in the Middle East and Africa’ for it’s Goodwill Journey, which is aimed to boost the sustainable development of local communities across Oman, and for its women incubator programme, which helps women gain economic independence through income-generating skills that enhance their employability.

Ooredoo won a total of five Silver Stevie Awards including: Ooredoo Qatar and Indosat Ooredoo in the category ‘Telecommunications Service’; Ooredoo Qatar for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’; and Ooredoo Myanmar and Ooredoo Maldives for ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’.

Ooredoo was also named the winner of eight Bronze Stevie Awards including: Ooredoo Kuwait, Ooredoo Myanmar, Ooredoo Maldives and Ooredoo Group in the category ‘Most Valuable Corporate Response’; Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Maldives in the category ‘Business & Government’; Ooredoo Myanmar in the category ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year’; and Ooredoo Group in ‘Company of the Year – Telecommunications’.

Commenting on the awards, Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “We are delighted by this prestigious recognition of our work as we continue to achieve our mission to deliver world-class mobile services for consumers, businesses, residences and organisations across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. These awards acknowledge our commitment to deliver disruptive innovations to our customers, while harnessing the power of mobile technology to help bring about social and economic progress and empowering local communities.

2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

In July 2020, Ooredoo was named the winner of eight awards at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, a prestigious international business competition and awards ceremony that recognises innovation by companies from the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

Ooredoo Maldives received two Gold Stevie Awards. One in the 'Innovation in Apps' category for the enhancement of Ooredoo Moolee, the first-of-its-kind e-commerce marketplace that is providing unprecedented digital opportunities for communities and businesses in the Maldives. The second in the 'Innovation in Customer Service' category for m-Faisaa, an innovative digital payment service that offers Maldivians an easy, secure and affordable way to manage their money.

Ooredoo Myanmar won a Gold Award in the 'Innovation in HR Management, Planning & Practice' category for its ‘Winning with People’ strategy, demonstrating Ooredoo’s commitment to creating a positive work environment within the organization.

Ooredoo Maldives received one Silver Stevie Award in the ‘Excellence in Innovation in Technology Industries' category in recognition of its continuous efforts in CSR, customer service and IT.

Ooredoo Myanmar was recognized with three Bronze Stevie Awards, including the 'Award for Innovation in Technology Management, Planning & Implementation', the 'Award for Innovation in General Utility Apps' and the 'Award for Innovation in Community Relations of Public Service Communications', recognizing its outstanding innovative solutions within the sector.

Indosat Ooredoo also won a Bronze Stevie in the ‘Innovative Use of Technology in Customer Service' category for its highest rated telecommunications app, MyIM3, which is a customer engagement and acquisition platform.

Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020

Indosat Ooredoo won the Social Empowerment category at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020 for its digital education program, Ooredoo Digital Camp (IDCamp). ID Camp is a scholarship program from Indosat Ooredoo designed to produce young Indonesian developers and programmers and help to address the shortage of digital talent within the Indonesia.

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About Ooredoo

 Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.

Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2019. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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