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stc Bahrain recognized with “CEO of the Year” and “Best Digital Infrastructure Development” awards

February 21, 2021

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, has been recognized with the “CEO of the Year – Eng. Nezar Banabeela” and “Best Digital Infrastructure Development” awards at the International Business Magazine 2021. The excellence awards presented to stc Bahrain recognize its exceptional digital development and achievements in the telecommunications sector.

The recognition reiterates the cohesive vision and forward-focused digital-champion strategy of stc Bahrain in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economic vision, with a broader focus on community-development. stc Bahrain has embraced new opportunities that further consolidated stc Bahrain’s leadership position in technology, services, and social commitment.

Eng. Nezar Banabeela, CEO of stc Bahrain, commented: “This is a huge honour for the entire stc Bahrain team, who have been instrumental in taking forward the company’s digital transformation strategy. They have been our key drivers, helping us break barriers and cater to today’s fast-moving, digital consumer while enabling us to sustain our market-leading position and reputation for innovation.”

“These awards also a testament of stc Bahrain being an integral part of the Kingdom’s journey to becoming a smart nation and a digitally enabled society. Driving innovation with new revolutionary technologies, creating a sustainable future for the local community, developing new talent, and building telecom’s future has been the foundation of everything stc Bahrain does. We are proud of our journey so far and look forward to contributing even further towards leading Bahrain’s digital transformation nationally and regionally,” adds Eng. Banabeela.

While 2020 was a challenging year, under Eng. Banabeela’s leadership, the company attained all of its strategic goals in terms of transformation, product launches, customer acquisition, and shareholder value creation. Working with his leadership team and board, he has successfully transformed the organization into a regional digital powerhouse.

Eng. Banabeela has also been profiled amongst the 40 under 40 Arab Business leaders of the future in a special issue of leading pan-arab business magazine that recognizing leaders who are already making a significant impact on the region and the world today. This recognition is a true testament to Eng. Banabeela’s influence as a leader encourages open communication with his team, empowering them to explore new opportunities and recognize their contribution to the company at all levels, further boosting its future growth.

With its comprehensive portfolio of telecommunication, digital, and mobile financial services for consumers, homes, and businesses, stc Bahrain connects people, businesses, and communities on its revolutionary network. Together, with a broad spectrum of benefits and customizable variations, stc Bahrain offers the utmost flexibility in a world of evolving digital needs.

These awards adds to the many local, regional, and international awards garnered by stc Bahrain at global industry platforms. This includes “CHRO of the Year” and “HR event of the Year “ at GCC Best Employer Brand Awards 2020- 2021, “Best integrated payments solution provider” at the Global Economics Awards 2020, as well as “Most Innovative Digital Solutions Brand” at Global Brands Magazine Awards 2019 and “Best Emerging Market Initiative” at the 2020 Telecoms World Middle East Awards.


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