AirAsia bags hat-trick at the 2nd Asian Excellence Recognition Awards
AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline, was chosen—for two years in succession—as the winner for ‘Best Investor Relations Company for Malaysia’, ‘Best CEO for Malaysia’ and ‘Best Investor Relations Officer for Malaysia’ at the 2nd Asian Excellence Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia held in Hong Kong on 30 March 2012.
AirAsia Manager of Investor Relations, Benyamin Ismail represented the airline at the award ceremony, which was organized to celebrate achievers and recognize excellence in investor communications, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and financial performances.
Benyamin Ismail himself was awarded the ‘Best Investor Relations Officer for Malaysia’, for a second time in a row.
AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “It’s truly an honour for us to be recognized, for two consecutive years, as the Malaysia’s finest at the awards. 2012 is indeed a great year for us, with multiple awards in the bag and most significantly, the launch of AirAsia Philippines’ maiden flights recently to Davao and Kalibo. We are also looking forward to the launch of our operations of AirAsia Japan which will be our first step into the lucrative North Asia market, in line with our vision to expand throughout greater Asia.
“In just 10 years, AirAsia soared as a leader in the aviation industry with various outstanding efforts which buttresses our position as a major player in the aviation industry, with the largest fleet in the region and of course, with an impressive market capitalization of RM9.42 billion. Our affiliates in Indonesia and Thailand have also posted strong financial performances, as they gear up for their respective IPOs this year. We look forward to more positive progress this year for AirAsia as a group, to keep us relevant and attractive to investors.”
The awards are presented to recipients based on interviews conducted with investors. The recognition award is part of Corporate Governance Asia’s mission to enhance corporate governance practices throughout Asia.
This is the third award won by AirAsia this year. In January, the airline won the inaugural ‘Value Airline of the Year for 2012’ at Penton Media’s Air Transport World® (ATW), the leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry. Following that, in February, AirAsia was crowned Asiamoney’s ‘Best Managed Company in Malaysia (Medium Cap) Award 2011’.
Photo1: Benyamin Ismail Manager, AirAsia Investor Relations, receiving ‘Best Investor Relations Officer for Malaysia’ award from Aldrin Monsod, Managing Director of Corporate Governance
Photo 2: (L-R) AirAsia Investor Relations Team; Benyamin Ismail, Manager Investor Relations for Malaysia AirAsia, Azita Nazrene, Executive Investor Relations for Malaysia AirAsia and Ridyawan Amnar, Manager Investor Relations of Indonesia AirAsia