Ooredoo wins ‘Telecoms CEO of the Year’ award

 21 Sep 2016 - 2:13


DOHA: Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, was named as the ‘Telecoms CEO of the Year’ at the CEO Middle East Awards on Monday.
The ceremony, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, was attended by some of the Gulf’s top executives. The annual awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding success, innovation and ethics across the region.
Waleed Al Sayed received the award in recognition of the remarkable impact he has made since being named as Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Group in November 2015.  Now in its tenth year running, the CEO Middle East Awards recognises the best CEOs in 14 business categories.  In Qatar, Ooredoo successfully expanded its revenue share of the market to 72.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, and secured 3.4 million customers by the end of 1H (first half) of 2016. The company has pursued network leadership in Qatar, completing a major Supernet upgrade by adding the new Category 9 LTE-Advanced standard to its mobile network and beginning work on Qatar’s first 5G research and development centre. The Peninsula