CEQUENS celebrates Nermeen Sobhy's number one ranking The ROCCO IOO Top 100

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Nermeen Sobhy.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2024 — CEQUENS is thrilled to announce that Nermeen Sobhy, our Vice President of Carrier Relations, has been recognized as number one in the Top 100 outstanding individuals in the telecom industry by the prestigious ROCCO IOO awards. This accolade honors her remarkable contributions to the sector. Nermeen was previously awarded the title of the most influential woman in telecom in 2022 and ranked second in the ROCCO 100 2022 Report.

ROCCO IOO is a selection of the 100 most influential people in Messaging, Roaming and Interconnect based on industry opinion, nominations, voting and jury panel. The ROCCO IOO is a special tribute to individuals whose dedication, innovation, and impact have significantly shaped the telecommunications industry. Nermeen's inclusion at the top of the list highlights her exceptional achievements and the value she brings to CEQUENS and the broader telecom community.

Nermeen Sobhy has been an instrumental figure at CEQUENS, driving strategic initiatives and fostering strong relationships with carrier partners worldwide. Her leadership and innovative approach have not only propelled CEQUENS forward but also set new standards in the industry.

"I am truly honored to be recognized by ROCCO IOO and to be included among such an esteemed group of professionals," said Nermeen Sobhy. "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire CEQUENS team, and I am grateful for the support and opportunities that have enabled me to contribute to our industry. I look forward to continuing our journey of innovation and excellence."

CEQUENS remains committed to excellence and innovation, with Nermeen Sobhy's achievements serving as an inspiration to the entire team. We celebrate this milestone and extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nermeen for her outstanding work and this prestigious honor.


CEQUENS is a multi-award-winning omnichannel 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. We maintain a powerful SMS profile built on many years of market leadership in A2P SMS systems, as well as on an extensive network of MNOs, OTTs, and enterprises. 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 6 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.

For more info, contact hello@cequens.com

Recognitions and Awards

  • Recognized on Juniper Research A2P Messaging Leadership Board, Juniper, 2024
  • Recognized as a top player in AI Strategies Application Report, ROCCO, 2024
  • Ranked “Tier One” A2P SMS Market Impact Reports 2023 MNO & Enterprise editions, ROCCO, 2023
  • The Most Promising Businesswomen Leaders of the Future, CIO Times, 2023
  • The Most Successful Business Leaders to Watch, The Enterprise World, 2023
  • Innovative Technology Marketing Personality of the Year, Women in Tech Awards, 2023
  • CIO of the Year Award, Tahawultech, 2023
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Internet 2.0, 2022
  • Most Influential Person Award, ROCCO IOO Report, 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


Established in 2012, ROCCO is a catalyst for innovation with a slew of activities that aim to bolster the telecoms sector. The group also creates multiple types of reports on Roaming, Messaging, and Fraud and Security in addition to delivering on-demand training and strategic consulting, which together provide a rich foundation on which to wage strategic excellence. 


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