AirAsia wins 3 major awards for investor relations
Group CEO Tony Fernandes and investor relations manager Benyamin Ismail adjudged
Malaysia’s best investor relations professionals, airasia.com is best investor relations website
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 MAY 2011 – AirAsia grabbed three major awards for investor relations (IR) today, besting other public-listed companies in Malaysia.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, AirAsia’s Group CEO, was named the Best CEO for Investor Relations – Mid Cap, while Benyamin Ismail, AirAsia’s Investor Relations manager, was named the Best Investor Relations Professional – Mid Cap. AirAsia also won the Best Investor Relations Website award. The three awards were given by the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA) in its inaugural awarding ceremony.
The awarding ceremony, held at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, gathered top corporate leaders from some of Malaysia’s biggest businesses.
The awards received by AirAsia today shortly follow the three awards that the airline received in Hong Kong only in March, when AirAsia won the Best Investor Relations Company for Malaysia, Best CEO for Malaysia and Best Investor Relations Officer for Malaysia awards given by Corporate Governance Asia at the First Asian Excellence Recognition Awards.
MIRA is Malaysia’s only professional association that is committed to support for and the promotion of good practices in investor relations by public-listed companies.
Tony said, “We are thrilled with our triple win. Adhering to strict investor relations standards and putting great emphasis on transparency and good corporate governance are hallmarks of AirAsia’s success. This recognition by industry peers speaks volumes of AirAsia’s best practices and IR modules. We are getting these awards also because of the support of our shareholders and various stakeholders, whose unwavering support has helped grow AirAsia into the world’s best low-cost airline in the world today. We certainly look forward to expanding the airline together with them and ensuring that AirAsia remains true to our dream of making air travel possible for everyone.”
Benyamin added, “These show that we are on the right track in investor relations. We continue to improve our relationship with our shareholders and investors. Fostering good investor relations is vital to our success and growth. The organization has been working hard for the past year to create value for the stock and their investment by making sure the right message and information are conveyed to our shareholders and investors. With this recognition, we are pleased to know that our hard work has been rewarded accordingly.”
AirAsia has been cited for numerous awards recognizing excellence across various areas of its business, including, among others, marketing, branding, finance, operations, and now investor relations.