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Airtel Ghana MD Wins CEO of the Year at 2016 Telcos & ICT Awards

Airtel MD wins CEO of the year at 2016 Telcos & ICT Awards

A group photograph of all award winners at the event

Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Mrs. Lucy Quist, has been adjudged Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the year (2015) at the 3rd Ghana Telecoms and ICT Awards.

The event, which was held in at Kempisky Gold Coast Hotel in Accra last Saturday, brought together top ICT and telecoms industry players, heads of some financial institutions, telecom regulators in Ghana and Nigeria and some political heads.
Mrs. Quist, who was recently adjudged CIMG Marketing Woman of the Year, beat the CEOs of MTN, Tigo, Vodafone and a host of others to take the coveted award.
Receiving the award, Mrs. Quist expressed gratitude to her team at Airtel and eulogise them for achievements the company has chalked over the years.
She indicated her resolve to ensure that telecoms better the lives of people.
“ICT and telecoms bring lots of convenience to people. Anyone who knows me well in this industry knows that my resolve is to better the lives of women, children and the less-privileged in society.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, CEO of InstinctWave, Akin Naphtal, organisers of the event, congratulated Lucy Quist for her award.
He noted that her resolve for leading a highly digital and smart network was commendable.
According to him, the Airtel MD’s media visibility as well as her social initiatives scored her high points for this accolade.
“Lucy Quist has been one of the most media friendly CEOs within the year under review. The STEM initiative which she is personally spearheading will go a long way to encourage younger ones to venture into science and technology.”
Earlier at the ceremony, deputy Communications Minister, Mr. Edward Ato Sarpong, commended players in ICT and telecom industry for the strides made so far, and charged them to work even harder to ensure the transformation of the country.
He assured them of government’s support and resolve to ensure that the industry thrives since most of the taxes they receive come from the sector.
Mr. Sarpong congratulated all the award winners and prayed for a much bigger event in 2017.
On the night, Mobile App of the year award was given to Hello Foods while Tecno won the phone brand of the year award.
MTN Ghana won the Best Customer Service, Mobile Money Company of the Year and Telecom Business awards.
Other award winners were Data Provider of the Year – Airtel, Telecom Wholesale of the Year – Vodafone, Infrastructure Company of Year – Internet Solutions, ICT Security Company of the Year – Spearhead, ICT Training Institution of the Year – Bsystems.
The rest were Internet Service Provider of the Year – Comsys, CSR Company of the Year – Vodafone, VPO Company of the Year – Tech Mahindra, E-Banking Company of the Year – GT Bank, IT Consulting Firm of the Year – Edel Technologies, LTE Service Provider of the Year – Busy, Public Sector ICT provider of the Year – GCnet and Best DTH Platform Provider of the Year – K-net.
On the continental awards category, Nigeria’s NITDA won the Local Content Promotion in Africa Award, IHS Towers won the Africa Telecom Infrastructure Company of Year while Africa Telecoms Regulator of the Year Award went to the Nigeria Communications Commission.