Airtel Nigeria has been named Africa’s Telecommunications Company of the Year.
The company received the award at the 6th African Business Leadership Forum and Awards 2015, held at the Hilton London Metropole, United Kingdom. According to organizers, the award was earned as a result of Airtel’s immense contribution to the growth of the telecommunication sector in Nigeria and beyond.
While presenting the award, Managing Director of African Leadership Magazine Mr. Ken Giami revealed, “In arriving at the choice of the Airtel Nigeria for this award, the magazine had conducted a survey among our over 480,000 readers comprising 180,000 fans on Facebook, several other thousands on our other platforms including our registered subscribers. In the opinion poll, we asked for their choice of outstanding business leaders and institutions in Africa who should be rewarded for excellence, dedication and business acumen and our different polls nomination shows that you ranked tops in the Telecommunication Category.”
Giami noted that the award recognizes companies who have made a mark in their industry through uncommon customer service, innovative products offering, community impact or technological offering.
Airtel Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya who received the award, said: “While we relish this glorious recognition, it is very important for us to dedicate this laurel to all our customers in Nigeria and indeed the entire African continent. Our customers are not the only reason why we are in business today, but they are the major reason for all our successes.”
The company also received a Special Commendation Award from the US Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
The African Business Awards is a platform that celebrates excellence in African business by recognizing the individuals and companies that are driving Africa’s rapidly transforming economy and creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities all over the continent.