Etisalat named African investor of the year

LONDON — The Etisalat Group was named “Investor of the Year” at the annual ‘African Business Awards’ which took place in London on Saturday. This accolade recognises over 12 years of active participation in eleven African markets and continuous investment in expansion and service development.

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Published: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 10:58 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:53 AM

The event was co-hosted by African Business magazine and the CBC, and sponsored by Ecobank and the Bank of Industry. Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice-President Corporate Communications, said: “We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the great efforts of all of our teams across Africa. The Etisalat Group is a long-term and patient investor. We believe that the future offers great potential, especially in Africa, and we are putting in place the infrastructure and resources to ensure that we are able to help the continent to realise sustainable growth and prosperity.”

Etisalat’s investments and infrastructure in Africa goes beyond voice services. They also include next-generation broadband technologies which are fundamental drivers of economic growth in the current digital era.

Omar Ben Yedder, Associate Group Publisher of African Business magazine, the organiser of the event said: “All nominated individuals and companies were particularly strong, and the standard keeps getting higher year after year. The attendance of Ministers as well as other dignitaries from the world over shows the interest Africa is generating, and we, as a Continent, are starting to make headlines for all the right reasons.”

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