BBTV’s Shahrzad Rafati recognized as CEO Achiever, Champion of the Year by CEO World Awards®

BBTV Holdings Inc. announced that Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson and CEO, BBTV, has been named the Gold Winner of the CEO Achiever, Champion of the Year Award in the 9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards®.

Tuesday, September 28th 2021

Vancouver, B.C.: BBTV Holdings Inc. (TSX: BBTV; OTCQX: BBTVF) (“BBTV” or the “Company”), the leading creator monetization company with a mission to help creators become more successful, today announced that Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson and CEO, BBTV, has been named the Gold Winner of the CEO Achiever, Champion of the Year Award in the 9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards®. Previous winners of the award include Darren Entwhistle, CEO of Telus and Ben Wright, CEO of Velocity Global.  

“It’s truly an honour to receive this award as Champion of the Year, particularly because I believe BBTV is a home for so many people championing a better world,” commented Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson and CEO, BBTV. “As a quadruple bottom line business that measures success across social, people, environmental and financial KPIs, BBTV’s culture inherently seeks to make a positive impact. I believe that business is a platform for change, and this award is a testament to how we at BBTV embody that belief.”

Founded in 2005, BBTV has grown into a leading global powerhouse in creator monetization, with a presence in 30 countries and operating in 12 languages, reaching 600 million unique viewers every month. The Company helps thousands of creators around the world become more successful by increasing their viewership and helping them make more money. As a quadruple bottom line business, amongst BBTV’s many successes, the company has maintained a 0% pay gap for over the past 5 years, while 40% of the company’s board and employees identify as female. The company also operates on a carbon neutral basis and has developed a variety of programs for positive social impact locally and globally.

The business reached a significant milestone in October of 2020 as Shahrzad led BBTV’s initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The IPO made history on the TSX as one of the Top 10 Tech listings of all time, as well as the largest across all sectors with a sole female founder & CEO and the first in the technology sector.

The CEO World Awards® honour the achievements of CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and their management teams behind the year’s most outstanding initiatives and achievements. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores and inputs determined the 2021 award winners. 

To learn more about BBTV please visit www.bbtv.com 

[1] Forbes, The Continuous Growth And Future Of The Creator Economy, Aug 30, 2021

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About BBTV
BBTV is a global media and technology company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The Company’s mission is to help content creators become more successful. With creators ranging from individuals to global media brands, BBTV provides comprehensive, end-to-end Solutions to increase viewership and drive revenue powered by its innovative technology, while allowing creators to focus on their core competency – content creation. In January 2021, BBTV had the second most unique monthly viewers among digital platforms with more than 600 million globally, who consumed more than 50 billion minutes of video content, the most among media companies [1]. (www.bbtv.com)

[1] Calculations and classifications made by BBTV based on data from Comscore’s “Top 12 Countries = January 2021 comScore Video Metrix Media Trend – Multi-Platform – Top 100 Video Properties Report”; Top 12 countries represent ~50% of world’s digital population.

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