Ranked an impressive 7th place - and trailing the likes of Nintendo, Google and Apple - MTN is the only African company in the top 10 bracket of the World’s Best 40 Global Companies.
The survey was compiled for BusinessWeek, an influential international business publication, and released yesterday.
It found that MTN had shown “a commitment to innovation, diversified portfolios, aggressive expansion, strong leadership, and a clear vision for the future”.
“These are just some of the strategies employed by the best companies to get to the top of the World's Best Companies/Global Top 40 list compiled for BusinessWeek by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney,” the findings read. As with any achievement in life, MTN’s 7th place ranking in the World’s Best 40 Global Companies comes with the challenge of sustaining and improving our position.
This is no easy task; certainly not amid increased competitive intensity in the ICT sector around the world and no less in MTN’s markets.
The global economic recovery will not be as quick as we’d all like it to be. This will no doubt affect our growth prospects as we continue to look for value-enhancing opportunities.
However, MTN remains resolute in the pursuit of our vision to be one of the pre-eminent telecommunications players in emerging markets. This vision, as you know, is based on three fundamental objectives of our business strategy actively seek value enhancing opportunities in telecommunications in emerging markets, maintaining a strong growth profile and continue to diversify earnings
Mrs Nozipho January Bardhill Group Corporate said “We cannot afford to be complacent in the wake of our 7th place ranking among the World’s Best 40 Global Companies or look back to our past achievements for answers to future challenges. For us, growth is not an option but an imperative that should be pursued vigorously. She congratulated all MTNers on this major feat!
The MTN Group announced in July that it has won the inaugural African Business of the Year and Brand of the Year awards presented in London by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) African Business Awards. Also MTN Ghana was adjudged the largest company and the best ICT company for 2008 Ghana Club 100 rankings by GIPC.
Ms Mawuena Dumor Corporate Services Executive MTN Ghana said MTN shares these achievements with our valued subscribers and the company will not relent in providing our valued customers worldclass telecommunications services.