Finalists this year include telecom companies Saudi Telecom (STC), Qtel, Etisalat, Viva Kuwait, Friendi Group, Du, Gulf Bridge International, Omantel, Zain and Viva Bahrain. Investment banks shortlisted include Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Lazard, Samba, Saudi British Bank and EFG Hermes.
The annual Awards, now in their fourth year, will be presented on May 2 at the Gala Dinner of the TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2012 Conference at Mina A’ Salam, Dubai, the premier regional event for leadership from the telecom and finance community.
The TMT Finance Middle East shortlists for 2012 are:
Outstanding Telecom Leader
Dr. Amer bin Awadh Al-Rawa, CEO, Omantel
Ghassan Hasbani, CEO, STC International
Ahmed Mekky, CEO, Gulf Bridge International
Osman Sultan, CEO, Du
Mobile Operator of the Year
Telecom M&A Adviser
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Telecom Financing Bank
Saudi British Bank
Telecom Legal Adviser
Trowers and Hamlins
Al Tamimi & Company
The Telecom Deal of the Year Shortlists were announced earlier and are listed at www.tmtfinance.com/
“The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate outstanding activity by telecom operator management and their investment banking and legal partners active across the Middle East,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director, TMT Ventures, the event organizers. “We have an exceptional list of nominees in all categories again this year demonstrating how telecom companies continue to successfully pursue growth and innovation across markets despite the challenging economic conditions.”
The TMT Finance Middle East Conference and Awards Dinner (www.tmtfinance.com/
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is the Main Event Sponsor, with IHS, Booz & Company, Clifford Chance, Ernst & Young, Fitch Ratings, Tasc Towers and Capital MSL also key sponsors.
For full details of programme timings and speakers visit http://www.tmtfinance.com/
For more details on the Awards go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/