Ooredoo officials with their SAMENA awards.
DOHA: Ooredoo has received two more major global awards at the ‘Convergence to Oman 2013’ conference recently. The SAMENA Council has presented two key accolades to the company.
Ooredoo Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, received the prestigious ‘Best Telecom Leader’ award for his role in driving the transformation of Ooredoo around the world, and for his important contribution to the global communication industry. Ooredoo also received the ‘Best Innovative Service’ award for its Mobile Money services, which now support more than one million customers in Qatar, Indonesia and Tunisia.
The SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional association that represents over 40 telecommunications operators in 25 markets and its awards highlight best practice across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO of Ooredoo, said: “These awards are an important reflection of the range and diversity of services that Ooredoo provides to enrich the lives of people around the world.”
The international recognition of Ooredoo Chairman Sheikh Abdullah demonstrates the incredible role he has played in raising standards and transforming the communications industry, both nationally and around the world, Marafih said.
Sheikh Abdullah has continued to raise Ooredoo’s profile around the world this year. At the recent ITU Telecom World event in Thailand, he challenged telecoms operators, regulators and partners to work together to support new broadband infrastructure projects and enhance access for all. At the UN Broadband Commission meeting this year, he emphasised that mobile operators should follow Ooredoo’s lead in using mobile technology to address key social issues and drive creativity.
The award for Ooredoo Mobile Money is the latest in a number of prizes for the market-leading service.
In Qatar, Ooredoo has partnered with QNB for Ooredoo Mobile Money, providing a vital facility for expatriate workers to send money home to their families. The Peninsula