MTS Awards in 2019

Ranking/Competition/Award Achievement Hosting organization
Corporate awards
Russia 50 2019 ranking of the most valuable and strongest Russian brands MTS was ranked the ninth most valuable brand overall and recognized as the country’s top telecoms brand Brand Finance consultancy
Russia’s top 500 largest companies MTS topped the list of the most profitable telecoms RBC
Social efficiency ranking of the Russian companies which contribute the most to society while minimizing their environmental impact MTS took first place AK&M Rating Agency
Top 1000 Russian managers MTS won six categories and became the only Russian telecoms operator with its top managers included in all twelve categories Russian Managers Association, Kommersant publishing house
Awards in marketing and communications
No. 1 Brand in Russia national consumer confidence award Winner in the mobile operator services category Organizing committee
All-Russian Ranking of Directors for Corporate Communications and Corporate Relations TOP-COMM MTS topped the ranking of companies with the best corporate communications and relations system Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing
Effie Awards Russia 2019 MTS won first place in three categories
The Generation M project became first in the Contribution to Society and Sustainable Development: Brands category and received a special acknowledgment for the effective integration of the UN SDGs in corporate communications
Gold in the Retail category went to the Changes in the Communication Approach to Device Promotion project
The Access project was third in the Youth Marketing: Teenagers and Young People Under 25 category
Effie Russia
PROBA Awards 2019 The Cultural Code project was the winner in the Effective Grand Prix and the Corporate Communications categories North-West Branch of the Russian Association of Public Relations
Recognition & Influence award MTS won the award by the St. Petersburg publisher in the Best Telecoms and Internet Operator category
CX WORLD AWARDS for customer experience excellence MTS’s retail network was the winner in the Best Employee Engagement Practice and Best Customer Experience Team categories СХ World
Loyalty Awards Russia in marketing, loyalty and CRM MTS Cashback was recognized as the Best Telecommunications Loyalty Program RuMarTech community of marketing, IT and innovation experts
Digital Communications Award MTS’s Generation M project was named a winner in CSR Communications. The MTS Flash and Start internship programs were named winners in the category of Company Recruiting Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing
Russia’s Best Social Projects Award MTS’s “A Company for All/Social Battle” project was named an award winner Organizing committee
HR awards
HR Brand Award MTS’s Cultural Code volunteer initiative was recognized as the best socially-oriented project in the Big Heart category. The WorkForce Management (WFM) retail system and MTS Fountain Challenge, a street fountain programming competition, were among the winners in the Federation and Region categories HeadHunter
Ranking of the Best Companies for Work and Career MTS was awarded in the Leadership Index category
Crystal Pyramid HR award MTS’s retail network won Grand Prix in the Best HR Tech Solution category for its Virtual World for MTS Employees app Organizing Committee of the Crystal Pyramid HR award
Industry awards
Champions of Good Deeds national contest of corporate volunteer projects The Cultural Code project won in the Local Communities category Russian Managers Association
Corporate Philanthropy Leaders award The Generation M project became the Best Program that Contributes to Sustainable Development and Achieving the Goals of Charity Work with the Help of IT Vedomosti and Donors Forum
Best Legal Departments contest MTS won in the Effective Intellectual Property Management category Legal Insight magazine
Russia’s most reliable banks ranking MTS Bank ranked among Russia’s top 100 banks Forbes
National Corporate Governance Index MTS took a top-5 spot among companies with best corporate governance practices National Corporate Directors Association
RETAIL FINANCE AWARDS 2019 MTS Bank won the Creative Idea of the Year and Breakthrough of the Year in Retail Banking categories The Retail Finance magazine
Best Supplier of the Year contest MTS became first in the Best Telecoms Services Supplier category Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs
Innovation Time international award Our #CloudMTS cloud service provider topped the Best Project on Implementation of Innovations category Organizing committee
CDO Award 2019 MTS was recognized for the effective use of big data Open Systems Publications
IP Russia Awards MTS won the special Best Automation of a Trademark Protection Strategy category infor-media Russia in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property
Artificial Intelligence in the Banking Sector ranking MTS Bank was recognized as the leading financial and lending institution in deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions Expert RA and RAEX (RAEX-Analytics) rating agencies
IoT Awards MTS named Russia’s IoT operator of the year The Internet of Things Association, media platform
National VC Awards 2018 MTS won the Best Syndicated Venture Deal category Russian Venture Capital Association
Research by NAUMEN MTS Bank was recognized as a leader in customer servicing via social media among banks NAUMEN Group
Innovation Time international award MTS’s projects “MTS – A Company for All” and Social Idea were recognized as the Social Innovation of the Year and Best Project to Popularize Innovation in the Telecommunications Technologies category Organizing committee
EcoBest Award in ecology, energy, and resource conservation The MTS Environment Day and Our Planet for Kids projects were named the Best Educational Project and Best Internal Project Organizing committee
Corporate reporting awards
Annual report competition MTS’s Annual Report was among the winners in the Best Annual Report in the Consumer and TMT Sectors category and Best Information Disclosure on the Corporate Website category Moscow Exchange
MarCom Awards (international) MTS Group Sustainable Development Report was a platinum winner in the Print Media Annual Report category Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
MarCom Awards (international) MTS’s Annual Report won in the Digital Media/E-Communication category Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
LACP Vision Awards international annual report competition MTS won a bronze medal in the Annual Report category among companies with revenue of USD 1–10 billion and the report was named a top-100 corporate publication League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP)
Individual awards
Data Lawyer of the Year Ruslan Ibragimov, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Relations, became the winner in the Digital Transformation Leader category Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC), Moscow branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia
All-Russian Ranking of Directors for Corporate Communications and Corporate Relations TOP-COMM Elena Kokhanovskaya, Director of External Communications and Public Relations at MTS, became the best director for corporate communications and corporate relations Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing
Internal Auditor of the Year 2019 national award Ekaterina Lobova, Internal Control and Audit Manager, was named the Internal Auditor of the Year Institute of Internal Auditors
CDO Award 2019 Leonid Tkachenko, Head of Big Data, became the winner in the Improving Business Efficiency category Open Systems Publications
  • MTS is the leader in the social efficiency ranking of the largest Russian companies compiled by AK&M Rating Agency
  • MTS joined the top 5 in the Corporate Philanthropy Leaders in the Sustainable Development Paradigm compiled by Vedomosti newspaper and Donors Forum
  • MTS is recognized as the company with the best approach to sustainable development management, according to PwC Russia
  • MTS entered the top 10 Russian companies with the best practices of climate change disclosure under CDP
  • 2018 MTS Group Sustainable Development Report became a platinum winner (the top prize) of MarCom Awards 2019See more at the website., a prestigious international competition
  • MTS entered the top 15 in the sustainable development ranking of 100 largest Russian companies by Expert Media Holding and became the leader among IT and telecom companies
  • MTS’s projects, “MTS – A Company for Everyone” and Social Idea, won two prizes, Social Innovation of the Year and Best Project to Popularize Innovation, in the Telecommunications Technologies category of the Innovation Time award