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Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA) is Kuwaiti Shareholding Company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July 2008 to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law no. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, VIVA was launched in December 2008 and was listed on Boursa Kuwait during December 2014.

VIVA is the newest, most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider in the country. VIVA has rapidly established itself in the market through its customer and employee-centric approach. With the objective of providing shareholders value, and return on investment, VIVA is focusing on corporate governance activities in the following key areas: Strategic Guidance, Active Monitoring, Strategic Management, Active Auditing and Organization and Human Resources to meet business requirements.

VIVA offers superior Internet speed due to the implementation of the most advanced 4G LTE and High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network in Kuwait resulting in high network performance. The company continues to take a considerable share of the market by offering an innovative range of advanced products and services, a state of the art network, and access to a world-class service.

www.viva.com.kw

BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts business is a global leader in the industry, with 763 sponsored DR programs in a total of 71 countries and custodizing $545 billion in DR assets as of June 30, 2019.  BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom atwww.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region. As at 31st March 2018, total assets were AED 475.6 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 129.4 Billion). The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.

The bank currently has 228 branches and 1057 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.

The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China and Indonesia.

The Group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. Emirates NBD Group is an Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.

For more information, please visit: www.emiratesnbd.com

 

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, and products and services, to provide a customised experience. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi in Khalifa Business Park, the bank’s international network spans over 19 countries outside the UAE, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

In line with its commitment to put customers first, to Grow Stronger, FAB will continually invest in people and technology to create the most customer-friendly banking experience, and will support the growth ambitions of its stakeholders across countries in which the bank operates.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

With total assets of AED 678 Billion (USD 185 Billion) as of March-end 2018, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region. The Bank has been ranked by Global Financeâ as the safest bank in the UAE and the Middle East, 4th in emerging markets, 17th amongst commercial banks worldwide, and 31st in the world.Through a strong, diversified balance sheet, leading efficiency and a solid corporate governance structure in place, FAB is set to drive growth forward.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

 

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. Serving more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, we provide information, insights, and technology that drive innovation and performance in global markets. Our 160-year Reuters heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while our unique open platform, best-in-class data, and cutting-edge technology bring greater opportunity to our customers. By advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community.

www.refinitiv.com

About Instinctif Partners

We are an international business communications consultancy employing 450 people in 20 offices across 10 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Our Middle East operation is headquartered in the UAE, from where we support our IR and Annual Report clients across the MENA region.

We combine strategic and creative thinking to help our clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders – from financial media to policy-makers, investors, shareholders and analysts. Our consultants connect financial communications to corporate affairs, public policy and employee engagement, with the very best in creativity, story-telling and digital capability. We ensure that yours is a truly integrated investment story.

For further information, visit : www.instinctif.com

Samantha.Bartel@instinctif.com

+971 4369 9353

 

 

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Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the investment community throughout Europe, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. Extel Europe is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with 18,000 participants. The scope, branding and professional integrity of Extel is widely recognized by brokerage firms, asset managers and corporates alike.

www.extel-survey.com

Arkadin helps businesses build a more flexible working environment and enhance their productivity by delivering Cloud Communication services.

More than technology alone, we understand that it’s people working with people that actually creates positive change.  Whether its delivering a large event, making video systems interoperate or enabling global Cloud voice, we look after every aspect of the project and we take the hassle out of user adoption.

At Arkadin we have successfully transformed our own business by putting our people at the heart of our communications:  we work with all our customers to help them do the same, to create a digital workplace that will thrive because it is designed around the people who will enjoy it.

Present in 33 countries and part of NTT Communications, we have been changing the way businesses communicate for fifteen years.  We continue to learn from our base of 50,000 clients: many business challenges are similar but every business demands unique attention.

 

www.arkadin.ae

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) was the first global communications consultancy to establish operations in the Middle East, more than 30 years ago. Today we have 8 vibrant, interconnected and fully-owned offices across the MENA region – in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama and Riyadh.
H+K in MENA provides governments, brands and businesses with world-class strategic communications counsel and localised execution across sectors and services. Our award-winning consultants are trusted advisors for integrated campaigns that drive stakeholders to think + act differently.
Headquartered in New York and founded more than 80 years ago, H+K has 85 offices across 47 countries and is part of WPP, the world’s largest communication services group.
About H+K Financial
H+K Financial is a specialised financial communications and investor relations practice across the MENA region established in partnership with Buchanan, a global financial communications firm. Combining specialist knowledge with a thorough understanding of audience and media, H+K Financial helps companies navigate the current economic climate and an increasingly sophisticated communications landscape to connect with stakeholders.

www.hkstrategies.com

IR Magazine is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.
Originally launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. IR Media Group’s flagship publications, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world.
IR Magazine, available both in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports, and broadcasting podcasts, IR Magazine also hosts events around the world.
Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for over 20 years now, while our think tanks offer a unique opportunity for high-level executives to share ideas with their peers and with our expert panels. IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

www.irmagazine.com