Corporate | August 10, 2021

• Ooredoo takes home four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze awards at the 18th Annual Stevie International Business Awards (IBAs)
• Award wins highlight excellence in the areas of leadership, innovation, network enhancement, corporate social responsibility and COVID-19 response

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo Group has won a total of eight awards at the 2021 edition of the Stevie International Business Awards (IBAs), taking home four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze awards.

The Stevie IBAs honour the outstanding performance and positive contributions of organisations worldwide. Ooredoo was recognised for its excellence and achievements in a range of areas including outstanding leadership, network advancements, cutting-edge innovation for its My Ooredoo app and application of artificial intelligence, as well as for its valuable COVID-19 response programmes.

Commenting on the awards, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: “Ooredoo continues to deliver best-in-class mobile services for our customers, while working to support and empower communities across our operating markets through the application of digital technologies. Despite the on-going challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our people have continued to innovate, to deliver outstanding network performance, and to improve the customer experience through digitalisation. These awards are testament to the achievements of our people and highlight our unwavering commitment to act as a digital enabler across our footprint and to continue enriching the digital lives of our customers.”

Notably, Indosat Ooredoo was awarded the Gold Stevie for ‘Company of the Year – Telecommunications’ for its 4G advancements, as well as strategic network and partnership achievements. Indosat Ooredoo’s President Director and CEO, Ahmad Al-Neama, was also awarded the Gold Stevie for ‘Executive of the Year – Telecommunications’.

Under the ‘AI/ML and Automation Driven Network Operation Transformation’ category, Indosat Ooredoo was awarded the Silver Stevie for its successful deployment of Ericsson’s leading Ericsson Operation Engine (EOE) that uses Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning to transform data-driven operations and boost the performance of its 4G radio network.

Ooredoo Oman was recognised with a Gold Stevie for its Sensory Rooms Initiative under the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year’ category. Under this initiative, Ooredoo Oman collaborated with the Omani Ministry of Social Development to launch special sensory rooms for disabled children, as part of the Ooredoo Goodwill Journey programme.

Ooredoo Kuwait’s My Ooredoo App, a mobile app that facilitates an end-to-end digital customer journey, was awarded a Gold Stevie in the ‘Mobile On-Demand Application’ category. Ooredoo Kuwait’s Ooredoo Volunteer Program was awarded a Bronze Stevie for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year’.

A ‘Most Valuable Service’ Bronze Stevie was awarded to Ooredoo Maldives for its three-pronged COVID-19 response programme that supported employees, customers and local communities during the pandemic.

Earlier this year Ooredoo Group was named a Top 40 Global Telecoms Brand in the 2021 Telecoms 150 report by industry valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance. Ooredoo Group’s Managing Director, Mr Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, was also ranked in Forbes Middle East’s Top 50 CEOs. The Stevie IBA wins add on to the four awards Ooredoo received at the 2021 Middle East and North Africa Stevie Awards, as well as earlier wins at the CV Magazine Corporate Excellence Awards, the International Business Magazine Awards and the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards, among others.