Posted on September 22, 2015

Ooredoo Q.S.C. (“Ooredoo”) Ticker: ORDS.QA, todays announced it has been named “Qatar’s Leading Corporate for Investor Relations” at the Middle East Investor Relations Society (MEIRS) awards ceremony. In addition to the coveted prize, Ooredoo Group’s Head of Investor Relations was also named Qatar’s Best Investor Relations Professional, meaning Ooredoo collected all Investor Relations awards in the Qatar country category.    

Ooredoo was short-listed for a record nine awards - the most of any nominated company - at this year’s MEIRS awards ceremony. Held last Wednesday night in Dubai, the awards ceremony recognizes the region’s best investor relations (IR) teams and IR professionals as part of the MEIRS’ annual conference, which this year attracted over 280 key capital market participants. The conference is now in its seventh year and is the largest event focused on investor relations in the Middle East.

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said, “We’re pleased to have received these awards, which recognize our efforts to continuously and actively engage with our shareholders and the investment community. As global emerging market investors increasingly invest in the region, Ooredoo recognizes the importance of strengthening its relationship with investors and other market participants and is pleased these efforts have been acknowledged by external analysts and fund managers.”

Ooredoo named best Investor 2 [].jpgOoredoo has featured on the MEIRS’ nomination list for best practice in IR since the society’s first awards ceremony in 2009 when the company was named Qatar’s Best Company for Investor Relations, demonstrating Ooredoo’s long-standing commitment to fair, timely and ongoing disclosure and its promotion of transparency. 

The MEIRS’ Conference and Awards event brings together listed and unlisted companies, investors, analysts, advisors and representatives from regional governments, stock exchanges and regulatory bodies to educate attendees about the value of investor relations and celebrate best-in-class IR programs and professionals. Each year, buy-side fund managers and sell-side analysts are invited to survey the performance of listed companies’ IR programs in the region in partnership with market survey expert Extel. The winners of this survey are announced following the annual conference.