by Yasir Ameen
Rozee.pk, Pakistan’s leading online job portal, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Brands Icon of 2011’ by the Brands Foundation at an exclusive awards ceremony held recently at the Sindh Governor House in Karachi.
In addition, Rozee.pk also received the ‘Brand of the Year’ award in the jobs sector for the second year running. Monis Rahman, founder and chief executive officer of Naseeb Networks – the parent company of Rozee.pk – was presented the award by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Over 1,100 of the country’s most prominent brands were selected by a panel consisting of leading national and international brand experts. Of these, 180 brands were awarded ‘Brand of the Year’ status, across 176 various categories. A final list of 13 of the most outstanding brands were awarded ‘Brand Icon of the Year’ status; this award is given to those brands that have set the bar on establishing an icon of excellence.
Besides Rozee.pk, some of the other brands that were presented this prestigious award included Pakistan International Airlines, IBM and EFU.
Rahman said, “We are really honoured to have been presented this award. At Rozee, we pride ourselves on thinking big – this means not only considering how we can help build and grow the brand, but more so, what we can do to help develop the nation. We are grateful for the fact that Brands Foundation and our peers have recognised our contributions and commitment.
Rozee.pk has already cemented its reputation as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. Earlier this year, the company was listed amongst the AllWorld Network’s Pakistan Fast Growth 25, a ranking of fastest growing entrepreneurial companies in the country. The Pakistan Fast Growth 25 is a program of AllWorld Network in partnership with Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and was launched in collaboration with JS Bank
Limited. Mr Rahman and Rozee.pk were also recently profiled in the Asia edition of Forbes magazine, focusing on the company’s phenomenal growth and success.
ROZEE.PK is a division of Naseeb Online Services (Pvt) Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Naseeb Networks, Inc. USA. ROZEE.PK has cement its reputation as Pakistan’s leading job portal with over 2,100,000 registered professionals; 38,000 employers hire through ROZEE.PK, with over 100 new job postings on the site each day and 10 million job applications processed to date.
One of Pakistan’s leading forces in the jobs and recruitment sector, ROZEE.PK is committed to stimulating the country’s economy and job market and to countering rising trends of unemployment. ROZEE.PK has already been hailed as Pakistan’s most powerful recruiting platform by independent reviews, including Dawn’s Spider Magazine (January 2008), Samaa TV (January 2008), and Netmag Magazine (March 2006.)
Backed by two top Silicon Valley venture capital funds, ROZEE.PK’s mantra is one of innovation and results, which is why ROZEE.PK was awarded Brand of the Year from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in 2010, and was included in the Harvard University-affiliated All World Pakistan Fast Growth 25, a ranking of the 25 fastest growing private companies in Pakistan.