Ahmed Shabrawy announced as winner of the “CIO Leadership Award 2023”

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2023 — CEQUENS's Chief Research & Innovation Officer Ahmed Shabrawy was announced as winner of the CIO Leadership Award 2023 at this year’s prestigious Tahawultech.com CIO Leadership Awards ceremony.

As a leader in one of the region’s fastest growing, bootstrapped unicorn companies in the making, Shabrawy has been tasked with the responsibility of helping businesses drive forward through innovation.

Commenting on the award, Shabrawy shared, “We are delighted to be recognized as a company that continues to deliver on its promise to help businesses build deeper human connections through providing simple and scalable omnichannel solutions. Winning the CIO Leadership Award 2023 further underscores CEQUENS’s commitment to innovation to help stakeholders achieve their digital transformation goals.”

The CIO Leadership Awards celebrates thought leaders who are constantly striving for new innovative practices designed to champion and pioneer change. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Taj Exotica, The Palm in Dubai.


CEQUENS is a multi-award-winning communication solutions provider. We are on a mission to simplify customer engagement through our innovation-focused solutions engineered for customer-first organizations.

We support businesses with communication APIs, multichannel applications and connectivity solutions such as SMS, WhatsApp Business, voice, and multifactor authentication. Our product suite aims to solve our customers’ unique problems and cultivate deeper human connections between businesses and individuals in every market we play.

With 5 office locations and 128+ direct network connections, CEQUENS empowers more than 1000 businesses in over 107 countries with faster, better, and stronger communication fine-tuned to their industries. Our platform boasts a 99.96% uptime and is built on industry-leading security standards.

CEQUENS is an ISO-certified and a PCI DSS compliant company. It is also recognized as a Meta Business Partner as well as a value-added service provider for Microsoft Teams Phone and WhatsApp Business. Our vision is to become the most compelling partner for developers, startups, and enterprises looking for simple and meaningful ways to connect.
The company is headed by CEO Karim Khorshed and Chief Research & Innovation Officer Ahmed Shabrawy.

Recognitions and Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Internet 2.0, 2022
  • Best Communications Platform – MENA, International Business Magazine, 2022
  • Best Communications Solutions Provider of the Year, Tahawultech.com Future Enterprise Awards, 2022
  • Best Communications Platform – Egypt, Business Tabloid Magazine, 2022
  • Most Innovative Communication Platform, International Finance Magazine Technology Awards, 2020
  • Excellence in Messaging Partner, FINSEC Awards, 2018
  • GSMA Associate Member
  • ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018 Certified
  • PCI DSS Compliant
  • Endeavour Entrepreneur

About TahawulTech

TahawulTech is the definitive platform in the Middle East for IT content. Covering stories across enterprise technology, cybersecurity and the region’s IT channel industry, TahawulTech brings business leaders and technology decision makers together to share their stories of transformation.

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