Founder and CEO of Samuh wins UK Business Rise Award

Samuh Founder & CEO Nyema Zam wins Business Rise Awards 2022 in UK


The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Samuh OTT platform, Nyema Zam, won the business Rise Awards 2022 for the category ‘Females leading Business Operations in the Media, Broadcast and Technology Sector’ held in London, United Kingdom (UK) on November 30. 

She was among the top seven finalists for the award that comprised women leaders and trailblazers from around the world.

The award was conferred in recognition of her achievements as a woman leader running a business within the broadcast industry and her outstanding leadership whilst achieving remarkable business growth.

The Rise Awards are a celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, expertise and achievements of exceptional women leaders across the broadcast technology and service sectors. A record 16 awards were announced during the awards ceremony. 

The awards is organized by Rise, a non-profit organization based in UK, that advocates for a diverse and gender balanced workforce across the broadcast media and entertainment technology sector, specifically within the areas of engineering, technical operations, sales, marketing and business.

Rise received over 300 applications from around the world for the 2022 edition. Samuh’s technical partner Benchmark Broadcast Systems in Singapore nominated Nyema Zam for the Rise Awards 2022.

Speaking at the awards ceremony through LIVE a video conference, Nyema Zam said that globally the number of women CEOs in the technology, media and broadcast sector is significantly lower than men and this number is even lower in developing countries.

“In Bhutan and in the Pan-Himalayan region, it is rare to see women leading media and broadcast companies,” she said. 

She said women leadership is only possible when people, communities, policy makers and governments support women led businesses and initiatives. “In Bhutan, I have been particularly fortunate and blessed because our King and Queen are the biggest patrons of the creative and technology sector.”

She hopes that this award will inspire more women in Bhutan to lead businesses and thus increase women leadership in the business world, especially in the technology, media and broadcast space.

Samuh is also one of the finalists in Movers & Shakers Award 2022 in the category of ‘Best Initiative to Grow the Local Creative Industry’ that will be held on December 7 at British Academy of Films and Television Arts, UK.

In early January this year, Samuh also won the JICA Global Awards, which included a grant of Nu 2 million and mentorship by global experts on overseas business expansion and digital marketing.

Samuh is Bhutan’s first mediatech company and OTT platform that streams Bhutanese films, series, documentaries, short films, music videos and animation content.

Officially launched in July 2022, Samuh is accessed in more than 117 countries across the world.