Lebara chief heads Industry Personality of the Year shortlist


250 votes in just a single day sends Ratheesh Yoganathan to the top of our 30 strong Mobile News Awards Personality of the Year shortlist 

Ratheesh Yoganathan now heads our poll to find the 10 finalists who will compete for the title of “Personality of the year” at the Mobile News Awards on March 13 at the Hilton on Park Lane

The Lebara chief sprang from the lower depths of our 30 nominations to first place after more than 250 of his close friends and associates cast their vote for him last Friday.

At time of writing the 10 nominations to be voted for on the night were: Yoganathan, Simon Stanford (Samsung), Stuart Joce (A1 Comms), Olaf Swantee (EE). Andy Tow (Avenir), Mark Mitchinson (Huawei, Conor Pierce (Nokia), Alexandra Zagury (BlackBerry). Tim Whiting (Phones 4U), and Rob Mukhejee(Vodafone).

To ensure your industry personality makes it through to the top 10 shortlist (Colleague? Business acquaintance? Friend?), please cast your vote now by clicking here or by copying

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mobilenewsawards in to your browser.

Voting closes February 28.

The overall winner will be determined through a live vote during the Mobile News Awards ceremony on March 13, at London’s Park Lane Hilton. Details on the live vote will be announced on the night.

A small number of tables for the event, which is hosted by TV star and top stand-up comedian Greg Davies, are still available.

To book your place please contact Kimberley Glover on 0203 122 0871 or via email kimberleyg@mobilenewscwp.co.uk.

For further details, and information on previous events (including videos and pictures of previous Awards) click here.

Look forward to seeing you there.



    • Hi Robbie
      Thanks for your latest (rather immature and petulant) comment.
      However I’m curious to know why you felt the need to suggest what we are doing is rigged?
      Firstly, I should like to point out this is the first time we have done an online poll, which makes your ‘always has been’ statement obsolete.
      If you are suggesting the Awards itself is rigged (something often uttered by those that don’t win – am I close?) you are actually accusing your fellow professionals and colleagues (hundreds of well respected judges) of fraud. I’m sure after a long day of judging, they would be quite surprised and indeed very vocal, if the results THEY gave, were different to those announced on the night.
      Have a think about that before making your next ludicrous and potentially damaging statement.
      Kind regards