DALLAS and BEIJING, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), the leading global provider of mobile Internet services, has received top honors in three categories of the BIG Awards for Business. Along with Company of the Year, NQ Mobile Chief Product and Commercial Officer Gavin Kim was named Executive of the Year and the company's flagship NQ Mobile Security™ app took Product of the Year.
Now in its second year, the annual awards program from the Business Intelligence Group recognizes top-performing organizations along with the products and executives key to their success. NQ Mobile was awarded honors based on factors including its phenomenal growth, with an increase in monthly active user accounts from 52.3 million in December 2011 to about 122 million in July 2013. Global sales have increased nearly 126 percent from $40.7 million at the end of 2011 to $91.8 million at the end of 2012.
Chief Product and Commercial Officer Gavin Kim was named Executive of the Year based on his business leadership and product development and channel expansion efforts. Kim has led NQ's international business internationally driving partnerships with mobile manufacturers, retailers and carriers globally and also expanded NQ Mobile's product and business portfolio.NQ Mobile's flagship application, NQ Mobile Security was awarded Product of the Year in recognition of the app's ability to protect consumers from the increasing risk of mobile malware, viruses, malicious URLs, and other mobile threats. The app is the most widely used and one of the most effective security solutions of its kind in the world. "With the explosion of mobile devices, personal security concerns have never been greater," said Dawn Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. "NQ Mobile's leadership, vision and products set it apart from competitors in the space." "We are honored to receive the recognition by Business Intelligence Group for our company overall as well as for our superior product offerings and especially congratulate Gavin Kim for the recognition of his executive leadership," said Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. "We are passionate about mobile, and we strive to be the world's premiere provider of trusted mobile internet services. These awards are a testament to our ability to deliver on our goals." Details about The BIG awards and the list of honorees are available at BIG Award Winners 2013. NQ Mobile's three flagship apps, NQ Mobile Security, NQ Family Guardian™ and NQ Mobile Vault™ for Android, are all available to download from the Google Play store.
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