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Channel Middle East honours channel innovation

Hearty congratulations to all the winners at the debut ‘Channel Champions Awards' 2015

Channel Middle East honours channel innovation
More than 100 business leaders from the channel attended the debut Channel Middle East 'Channel Champions Awards' held at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC in Dubai.

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:

Systems integrators

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

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