Ooredoo Group Continues Winning Streak with Host of New Awards in 2021
18 / 4 / 2021
Ooredoo Group and its operating companies were recognised with more than 30 prestigious international and local business awards over the past six months, including 14 in 2021. These awards recognise excellence in the areas of market-leading product offerings, business and technology innovation, as well as a commitment to corporate social responsibility and a great workplace environment.
In the first quarter of the year, Ooredoo Group won four awards at the Middle East Stevie Awards to add to earlier wins at the CV Magazine Corporate Excellence Awards, the International Business Magazine Awards and the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards, among others.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: “These awards reflect the unwavering drive and dedication of the company and its people to uphold the highest standards, even in the most challenging times. It is gratifying to see our efforts to deliver best in class mobile connectivity and innovative products being widely recognised. This only inspires us to continue in our mission to enrich people’s digital lives and enhance their online experience so they can enjoy the best of the internet.”
2021 Middle East Stevie Awards
Ooredoo won four new awards at this year’s Middle East Stevie Awards, taking two gold, one silver and one bronze. The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards competitions, recognising business achievement worldwide.
Ooredoo Qatar won a Gold Award for the category of ‘Innovation in Technology Development – Telecommunications Industries’ for its innovative work in the area of 5G and smart cities. The award recognised Ooredoo Qatar’s leadership role in accelerating 5G transformation in the country and for pioneering innovative 5G-use cases across industries including sports, healthcare, transportation and smart city applications.
Ooredoo Kuwait was named the winner of a Gold Stevie in the category ‘Innovation in Business Information Apps’ for its customer-centric solutions and flagship features under the My Ooredoo app. These include ‘ANA’, Kuwait’s first customisable digital mobile plan, and ‘Ooredoo Surprise’, which provides personalised offers based on customers’ usage patterns and interests to ensure the best customer experience possible.
Ooredoo Kuwait also received a Silver Stevie Award in the category ‘Innovative Achievement in Growth’ and a Bronze Stevie in the category ‘Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice – Telecommunications Industries’.
Excellence in corporate social responsibility
Ooredoo won a series of awards for its commitment to good corporate governance, leadership and social responsibility during the pandemic.
Ooredoo Myanmar won two prestigious awards for Global CSR Excellence and Leadership at World CSR Day 2021. These awards recognise the company’s work with communities in Myanmar in the areas of ‘Best COVID-19 Solutions for Community Care’ and ‘Women Empowerment’.
Ooredoo Oman won the title for most ‘Outstanding Telecommunications Company’ at the 2021 Corporate Excellence Awards. These Awards are organised by Corporate Vision Magazine and showcase companies and individuals across a range of industries that are most committed to innovation, business growth and providing the best products and services to their clients.
Ooredoo: a great place to work
Ooredoo Group won a raft of awards recognising its strong corporate culture and highlighting it as a great place to work.
Ooredoo Oman was awarded ‘Best Employee Experience Oman 2021’ at the International Business Magazine (IBM) Awards 2021, while Indosat Ooredoo was the winner in three categories at the Indonesia Best Employer Brand Awards 2021. The company won the awards for ‘Excellence in HR through Technology’, ‘Talent Management’, and ‘Best Employer Brand’. The awards are hosted annually by The Employer Branding Institute and the World HRD Congress.
At the Global HR Excellence Awards 2021, Ooredoo Myanmar won the award for ‘Innovation in Recruitment’. The company was also recognised at the Dream Companies to Work For awards 2021, where it picked up the prize in the ‘Organisation with Innovative HR Practices’ category. Ooredoo Myanmar was also certified as a ‘Great Place to Work for 2021’ by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company becomes the very first organisation in Myanmar to achieve the Great Place to Work certification three years in a row.
New business awards during Q4 2020
In the last quarter of 2020, Ooredoo also added to its awards tally picking up a further 16 prestigious international business awards. These included wins at the MENA Digital Awards 2020, Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2020 and the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2020, to name a few.
Sheikh Mohammed concluded: “Our focus remains on investing in our people and delivering innovative digital products and services to our customers, both consumers and businesses. Across our international footprint, Ooredoo is acting as a digital enabler, making a real difference in the communities we serve. We will continue to leverage our expertise in mobile technology to realise positive social and economic change.”