- Award recognizes Ericsson Regional VP for Marketing and Public Affairs in Southeast Asia and Oceania, Stephanie Huf, for contributions to the company’s establishment in Myanmar
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs for Southeast Asia and Oceania, Stephanie Huf, has been given the Women Leadership in ICT Development Award by CMO Asia awards in recognition of her contribution towards Ericsson’s work in Myanmar.
Myanmar is one of the last remaining countries to benefit from widespread mobile telecommunications and internet access, and accordingly telecommunications infrastructure is a high priority in the development of the nation.
Ericsson established an office in Myanmar in 2012, and in conjunction with establishing the business has placed a high priority on corporate responsibility and sustainability, with Huf leading the efforts on behalf of the Southeast Asia and Oceania region in collaboration with Ericsson’s corporate Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility team.
On accepting the award Huf said, “Telecoms will play a vital role in the development of Myanmar and bring new opportunities to communities and help transform industry. It has been a privilege to be able to participate in the early stage of the development of the ICT sector, and to help bring international experience to support the development of a healthy local industry.”
The combined efforts of the Ericsson teams have included capacity building initiatives for local regulators, submissions and presentations in support of telecoms reform, and undertaking a Human Rights Impact Assessment, including consultation with stakeholder groups in Myanmar.
Ericsson’s documentary film, “Connecting Myanmar” produced during 2013 was released in April this year, and captures today’s experience of mobile communications in the country, and aspirations of a connected future, as told by the people of Myanmar, in a collection of local portraits. The film brings a human face to the Deloitte report “The potential economic impact of telecoms in Myanmar” commissioned and published by Ericsson in 2012.
“We commend Ms. Huf’s and Ericsson’s efforts to ensure that ICT’s contribution to the development of a country, in this case Myanmar, is understood and appreciated by all relevant stakeholders,” Dr R L Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day & Founder Patron, CMO Asia, said.
CMO Asia (www.cmoasia.org) is a peer networking body dedicated to high level knowledge exchange through leadership and networking amongst decision makers across industry segments. Professionals from around 40 countries around Asia constitute its membership.
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