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Azercell CEO named “The CEO of the Year”

calendar 26.05.2016

Vahid Mursaliyev, CEO of country’s leading mobile operator Azercell Telecom, was chosen “The CEO of the Year” Award by an esteemed international magazine “The Business Year” for the establishment of “Azercell Express Offices” – an innovative concept to raise customer awareness and improve the quality of retail sales expertise in Azerbaijan. “The man of the Year” Award is being presented to official figures, as well as managers of commercial and non-for-profit entities who made great achievement in various fields. The Award was presented to Azercell CEO by the head of Public and Political Affairs departament head of AR President’s Administration at the reception being held at Four Seasons Hotel on May, 25.

In the award ceremony which brought together public officials, MPs, mass media representatives and other public individuals, Mr. Mursaliyev talked about the role of Azercell in development of telecoms sphere and upcoming projects of the company. The CEO underlined that the leading mobile operator is the largest taxpayer of the non-oil sector in the country and stated that the company will continue to contribute to the national economy in the future.

“The Business Year” is a well-known publishing house that closely monitors economic developments in various regions of the world, highlights and studies them in professional manner and brings positive experiences to its audience. The magazine prepares and issues over 20 special releases about social and economic conditions of the countries, their development trends, business and investment environment, leading companies and etc. Starting a close cooperation with Azerbaijan in 2011, The Business Year has dedicated six special issues to Azerbaijan where it gave a detailed description of internal and external policies, economy and its segments, social, cultural, sports and other public fields of the country.


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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,12% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. Currently, the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,5 million people. Azercell deployed 3G in 2012 and 4 G – LTE service in 2012 in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan’s mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of TeliaSonera Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.