Telenor Bulgaria’s CEO Jason King has been awarded 2020 Business Leadership in Times of Crisis award at the 30th anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Economy Awards ceremony. Jason King was recognized for his leadership that made Telenor exemplar of how to outperform during a crisis while creating opportunities for his team to push the business to new heights.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award. Leadership is not about any one individual, it’s about vision, focus and follow-through. For that, I’m grateful that we have an exceptional Telenor team who care as much about our society, as they do about our business. I’m confident that with everyone’s dedication, tomorrow will bring even brighter days”, said Mr. King in his acceptance speech.
Jason King was awarded for his leadership in strategy execution ensuring that the company remained resilient and continued to provide reliable and high-quality network and services, mitigating the worst effects of the crisis and for the holistic approach to the company’s ecosystem of stakeholders and the wider community. He led a campaign to support partners, businesses and customers throughout the country handle the crisis by sharing business continuity best practices and made Telenor the first and only company to share its business contingency plan in the country.
Not stopping there, Telenor has been one of the largest private donors in the country, donating over US$400,000 worth of for medical equipment, PPE as well as providing smartphones to frontline health workers so they can carry out their duties more safely. Telenor has also donated computers to schools and centers for at children at risk ensuring they can study remotely.
Under Jason King’s leadership Telenor has consistently been recognized for the market- leading approach – from the impressive business achievements through its sustainability and the environment programs to the development of innovative digital products and services while continuing to provide top-quality digital communications infrastructure for the benefit of individual customers and businesses throughout the country.
Mr. & Mrs. Economy Awards, co-organized by the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG) and Economy Magazine, celebrate business leaders and seek to recognize their contribution to the business environment, the economy and the society.