Cell C CEO Knott-Craig wins top award
- Published on 15 November 2012
Cell C chief executive officer, Alan Knott-Craig, has been awarded the Industry Personality of the Year Award at this year’s AfricaCom event.
Knott-Craig won the accolade ahead of Karel Pienaar, MTN South Africa managing director, Cheikh Mbaye, Orange group executive, Adiel Akplogan of AFRINIC, Andile Ngcaba of Convergence Partners and Ben Sira of Sky Vision, who were also nominated for the only individual award of the evening.
The award recognised the Cell C senior official’s impact in the current year, in which Cell C, South Africa’s third biggest mobile network operator made significant strides gaining ground on its rivals.
“This extraordinary man is still shaking up the industry. All eyes are on him and his next move,” read a citation by the judging panel.
Knott-Craig has been working in the industry for 42 years.
Other winners included Prezence Digital, who were the big winners of the night.
The firm won accolade for Best Marketing Campaign and Best Smartphone App. The company was also third in the Best Quality User Experience.
Orange, despite being the most-nominated company, won one, the Most Innovative Service Award.
Helios Towers won the Best Innovative Service Award while Sicap scooped the Best Quality User Experience Award.
ZTE won the Rural Cost-Efficient Initiative Award, while Movitel took the Rural Telecoms Award.
NIOCC also won Best Africa Initiative and Safricom for the Changing Lives Award.
Mobile Masters Africa clinched the Best Smartphone Device App and Comtech scooped the Best Backhaul Solution.
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