Channel Middle East honours channel innovation
Hearty congratulations to all the winners at the debut ‘Channel Champions Awards' 2015
The accomplishements of channel executives, channel support teams, sales and marketing teams, and channel account management units were celebrated last night at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC in Dubai, when Channel Middle East magazine held its inaugural ‘Channel Champions Awards'.
The event, held alongside a cocktail and canapes reception, attracted over 100 IT leaders from the vendor, distributor, reseller and retail community across the Middle East, where they were honoured for their behind the scenes work in the regional channel over the last 12 months.
Thirty one awards were presented and they recognised individuals, partner programmes, account management teams, sales and marketing managers.
The awards recognised the achievements of sales and marketing teams, individuals in account and channel management roles and channel initiatives across the region. In addition, the awards are designed to highlight innovative thinking and best practices in the regional channel.
Judged by the publishing team behind Channel Middle East and Channel Arabic, the awards covered a wide range of categories, from the ‘Best Partner Programme' and ‘Best Vendor Account Management Team' through to ‘Best Partner Portal' and ‘Best Marketing Campaign of the Year'.
The winners of the debut Channel Champions Awards 2015 are:
Best Systems Integration Company to Work for - Finesse
Sales Manager of the Year - Zaheeruddin Lalmiya, Alpha Data
Marketing Manager of the Year - Alexandra Pisetskaya, Help AG
Best E-commerce Portal of the Year - Jumbo Electronics
Sales Manager of the Year - Praveen Singh Solanki, Asbis Middle East
Marketing Manager of the Year - Santosh Pania, Redington Value Distribution
Account Manager of the Year - Muhannad Khattab, Gulf Business Machines
Best Marketing Campaign - Aptec flyHigher Campaign
Best Distributor Marketing Team - Mindware
Best Sales & Marketing Support Team - Logicom Group Middle East
Best Distributor Account Management Team - StorIT Distribution
Best Partner Event - Emt Market Magnitude Technology Seminar
Best Digital Marketing Initiative of the Year - Redington Value Distribution
Best Rebate & Incentive Programme - Exclusive Networks
Outstanding Contribution to the Distribution Channel - Jeevan Hegde, Redington Gulf
Retail Marketing Manager of the Year - Mohammed Iqbal, Dell Middle East
Channel Marketing Manager - Kamlesh Lal, Dell Middle East
Country Manager of the Year - Lucas Jiang, TP-LINK Middle East
Best Vendor Rebate Programme - Lexmark International Middle East
Channel Account Manager of the Year - Eyad Al Shami, Citrix
Best Marketing Campaign - VeeamOn Forum Dubai Campaign
Best Vendor Certification Programme - Fortinet Network Security Expert
Best Vendor Technical Support Programme - Quantum Authorised Service Provider
Best Vendor Account Management Team - Sophos
Best Partner Support Team - Veeam Software
Best Channel Sales Team - Huawei Enterprise Middle East
Best Lead Generation Campaign - Aruba Networks
Best Partner Portal - D-Link
Best Partner Event - Avaya Partner Forum 2016
Best Partner Programme - VCE Partner Programme
Best Channel PR Agency - Procre8