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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2011/04/29 - SaskTel International (SI) President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve Sousa, was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
Each year, Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Awards are presented to exceptional Canadians under the age of 40 who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping our country's future.
“We would like to congratulate Steve for achieving this tremendous distinction,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “Steve has demonstrated great vision and leadership throughout his career at SaskTel and he embraces and fosters our culture of innovation.”
Steve started as Director of Marketing for SI in 2000 and held various positions with SaskTel and SI. He was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of SaskTel International in October, 2009. SI currently has initiatives underway in the United States, African and Latin American markets. The company has revenue of $16 million in its software division, up from $11 million three years ago.
Established in 1995 by Doug Caldwell, the Top 40 Under 40 awards annually celebrate the achievements and leadership qualities of young Canadians. Caldwell’s partners and members of an independent advisory board chose the 40 recipients out of 1,000 nominees giving equal weighting to five categories: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; growth and development; and community work.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2010, SaskTel contributed over $678 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.