Airtel Lanka shines at SLIM NASCO Awards 2012

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Airtel frontline’s strategies and market instincts were commended when the Airtel Sales Team won two awards at the prestigious NASCO Awards, one of the main events of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing’s calendar, which recognises sales excellence by rewarding some of the best sales personnel in the country.

Bronze winner Ravi Kumara (left), Territory Manager for Matale, and the Gold winner Raamathilagar Maruthanayagam, Territory Manager for Trincomalee and BatticaloaBharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, announced that two of its Area Managers attached to Airtel Lanka were adjudged winners in the Telecommunications category at the recently-concluded SLIM NASCO Awards 2012.  

Airtel bagged the Gold and Bronze awards in the Telecommunication sector in the Best Area Manager Category. The gold was won by Raamathilagar Maruthanayagam and the bronze by Ravi Kumara. Raam, who is currently the Territory Manager for Trincomalee and Batticaloa, was also shortlisted for the Best Overall Area Manager

Commenting on the achievements, Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka CEO Suren Goonewardene said: “We couldn’t be more proud that two of our Area Managers have won this distinction at a national level and we hope that their success will motivate all other sales personnel to strive for sales excellence. I offer my congratulations to Raam and Ravi and hope they keep up the excellent work.”

SLIM NASCO 2012 – the premier event in Sri Lanka that recognises sales excellence and rewards and motivates sales professionals to achieve greater heights – gave out awards to over 10 industrial categories and all area managers, sales reps and sales executives were entitled to participate. The event saw over 207 participants vying for honours this year.

Bharti Airtel Lanka commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on January 12, 2009, and was the fastest operator to reach one million customers in Sri Lanka. With its robust network coverage across the country and having captured strategic ranking positions across Sri Lanka in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network.

As the third largest in-country mobile operator in the world, Airtel is registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel provides digital mobile services into Sri Lanka which includes voice telephony, voice mail, data services and GSM based services.  

The company has also received accreditations such as British Standards Institution’s ISO 27001:2005 and BS 25999 -2:2007 for its continuous efforts towards information security and business continuity.