Kuala Lumpur, 15 November 2013 – Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (“Astro”) Dato’ Rohana Rozhan telah menerima Anugerah Pemimpin Perniagaan Asia CNBC Ke-12 untuk Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat (CSR) di Bangkok, Thailand malam tadi.
CNBC merupakan penyedia berita perniagaan dan liputan pasaran kewangan serta maklumat perniagaan utama dunia
Dato’ Rohana berkata, “Bagi pihak semua kakitangan Astro, kami ingin mendedikasikan anugerah ini khas kepada setiap anggota masyarakat yang telah menyentuh kehidupan kami sepanjang tahun ini dengan sokongan, semangat dan layanan mesra mereka.”
Menjelaskan tentang aspirasi di sebalik terwujudnya Astro Kasih pada tahun 2009, Dato’ Rohana berkata, “Kami di Astro sedar bahawa kami mempunyai keupayaan yang unik untuk menjana perubahan dalam kehidupan komuniti yang kami dekati. Sebagai individu dan sebagai satu Pasukan Astro, kami beraspirasi untuk menanamkan falsafah ini dalam DNA kami, dengan kesedaran bahawa kehidupan kita saling berkait rapat antara satu sama lain. Tonggak asas yang menjadi keutamaan kami ialah pembelajaran sepanjang hayat, sukan dan kesihatan, pembangunan komuniti dan usaha pengindahan negara Malaysia yang kami namakan sebagai Beautiful Malaysia.”
Tahun lepas, aktiviti CSR kami termasuklah projek Hostel Astro, Kem Bolasepak dan Badminton Astro, serta Pembersihan Dasar Laut Terpanjang. Kini, kami mempunyai 3 buah asrama yang terletak jauh di pedalaman Sabah dan Sarawak bagi menyediakan suasana pembelajaran yang selamat dan kondusif buat ratusan kanak-kanak, yang dahulu perlu berjalan selama beberapa jam setiap hari untuk ke sekolah. Dengan Kem Bolasepak dan Badminton Astro, ribuan kanak-kanak yang bercita-cita menjadi atlet bolasepak dan badminton profesional diberi peluang merebut tempat untuk menjalani latihan di bawah jurulatih dan kelab bertaraf antarabangsa. Kami mahu menggalakkan anak-anak muda supaya terus mengejar impian, justeru objektif itulah yang ingin dicapai oleh Kem Bolasepak dan Badminton Astro, apabila akhirnya sejumlah 64 kanak-kanak lelaki dan perempuan terpilih menjalani latihan dengan kelab Liga Perdana Inggeris serta pasukan Olimpik Badminton Jepun pada tahun ini.
Melalui Pembelajaran Kampus Astro, berjuta-juta pelajar dapat mengakses saluran pembelajaran Astro dan rancangan popular Oh My English! di sekolah, yang dilengkapkan dengan perkhidmatan televisyen Astro. Catatan Pembersihan Dasar Laut Terpanjang dalam Guinness World RecordsTM telah berjaya mempertingkatkan kesedaran tentang eko-pelancongan, serta tentang pemuliharaan marin bagi mengekalkan keindahan Malaysia.
￼Ia juga merupakan perintis Anugerah Pemimpin Perniagaan Asia pada tahun ￼2001 yang memberikan pengiktirafan kepada pemimpin-pemimpin terkemuka Asia yang mencetus ￼perubahan melalui kepimpinan masing-masing.
Bangkok, 14 November 2013 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, pioneered the Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) to acknowledge exceptional CEOs across the region. Recipients of the awards are stellar individuals who are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses. They epitomize core values of a successful leader – strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in the global economy.
Region’s Top Leaders Named at the 12th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards
During an award ceremony that was held this evening at the Conrad Hotel in Bangkok and hosted by CNBC’s Bernard Lo, Martin Soong, Christine Tan and Deirdre Wang Morris, CNBC announced the winners of the 12th Asia Business Leaders Awards.
Asia Business Leader of the Year Award – Mr. Tan Pheng Hock of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for adopting a customer-centric culture and embracing a framework that motivates and inspires staff, making his vision for the company a reality.
Asia Innovator of the Year Award – Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes of AirAsia Berhad for his belief that innovation is not limited to technology, but should be brought to every aspect of the business – creating an environment for innovation throughout the company.
Asia Talent Management Award – Mr. Yancey Hai of Delta Electronics Inc. for his personal involvement in supporting and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Dato’ Rohana Binti Tan Sri Datuk Haji Rozhan of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad in recognition of her devotion to educational, environmental and societal issues, and integrating social responsibility into business objectives.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr. Ratan N Tata for his vision, leadership and business foresight in transforming a group that has impacted and helped grow the economy not only in India, but across the globe.
Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award – Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn of PTT Public Company Ltd. in recognition of his visionary leadership in both his home country and in the global marketplace.
“The 12th annual CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards celebrates and recognizes leaders who have helped shape the Asian economy and who will continue to lead Asia’s growth in the years ahead,” said KC Sullivan, President and Managing Director, CNBC International. “Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees for their outstanding achievements.”
The 12th ABLA will be broadcast globally in Asia, Europe and the U.S on November 28, 2013 @ 8pm (SIN/HK).
For more information on the 12th ABLA winners please see appendix below or visit our website at www.abla.cnbc.com
CNBC in Asia Pacific
CNBC is the world leader in business news providing fast, actionable, accurate and unbiased business and financial news to 390 million households worldwide. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides seven hours of live Asia-produced programming, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific’s channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) and SBS-CNBC (South Korea) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC Asia Pacific also has a strategic alliance with Shanghai Media Group, and a collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV). In China, CNBC reaches 400 million homes via a daily Mandarin segment produced by CNBC, which is broadcast on CCTV’s Business Channel programme, Global Connection Show. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as through digital platforms. More information is available at www.cnbc.com
Previous CNBC Asia Business Leader Award winners include:
N Chandrasekaran CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services (2012)
Carlos Ghosn Chairman & CEO, Nissan Motor Co Ltd (2011)
AM Naik, Chairman Chairman & MD, Larsen & Toubro (2010)
Frank Ning Chairman, COFCO Corporation (2009)
Hirokazu Yoshikawa Chairman & CEO, Dowa Holdings (2008)
Harish Manwani Chairman, Unilever, Asia/Africa (2007)
Anand Mahindra Chairman & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (2006)
Chen Feng Chairman, Hainan Airlines Company Limited (2005)
Gerardo Ablaza Jr. CEO, Globe Telecom Inc. (2004)
S. Ramadorai CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy (2002)
KV Kamath CEO & MD, ICICI Ltd (2001)
Asia Talent Management Award
The 2013 Asia Talent Management Award is presented to Mr. Yancey Hai of Delta Electronics Inc. Mr. Hai identifies candidates for key leadership positions and, with the guidance and assistance of a consulting company, makes the cultivation of high level talent a strategic part of Delta Group’s operations, employing a systematic training and development framework. A range of learning environments is also used to help the effectiveness of learning. Mr. Hai has personally directed the company’s elite talent development plan through the creation of key committees, a personal involvement in the process, and in outside recruiting.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award for 2013 honors Dato’ Rohana Binti Tan Sri Datuk Haji Rozhan of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad. Dato’ Rohana leads Astro’s CSR approach, which is based on three pillars: learning, community, and environment. The initiatives are widespread, with a heavy emphasis on Malaysia. Some of their programs are so popular that subscribers call to volunteer time or money. Kamous Astro and Astro Tutor are two of the educational initiative Dato’ Rohana leads, while Astro Kasih focuses on community involvement. Astro’s involvement with the environment includes a two-pronged approach, one aimed at education and awareness, and the other utilizing a multi-year environmental plan. Under Dato’ Rohana’s guidance, Astro excels at integrating social responsibility into its business objectives.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Ratan N Tata of Tata Sons and Tata Trusts for his vision, leadership and business foresight in transforming a group that has impacted and helped grow the economy not only in India, but across the globe. Mr. Tata is an icon in India and the driving force behind Tata Group. When he became Chairman, Tata Group was an under-performing entity, but today it has annual revenues of 100 billion and a footprint spanning more than 80 countries. Under his leadership, he has transformed Tata into a global giant which controls everything from tea, to hotels, to technology, to steel, to cars. He is a visionary and considered the king of corporate India. And for the past two decades, Ratan Tata was the catalyst behind the group’s global ambitions. Tata didn’t just shape the company, he also contributed to the Indian economy – building companies that created jobs and benefitted the community. Tata Motors and Tata Consultancy Services are also well known companies outside India, further cementing the country’s image on the global stage. But perhaps his greatest credit is his ability to think big and small whether it’s running luxury car brands Jaguar and Land Rover or producing the world’s cheapest car, the Nano. And it’s that vision that has resulted in Ratan Tata’s success in steering this 145-year-old company.
Thailand Business Leader of the Year
The Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award for 2013 recognizes Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn of PTT Public Company Ltd. PTT plays a dual role as both a state enterprise and a publicly listed company. Dr. Pailin effectively manages the expectations of both aspects of the company’s business, leading PTT to be successful both at home and abroad. Dr. Pailin focuses on sustainability, ensuring that the company has sufficient resources to continue to guarantee energy security for the Kingdom of Thailand and to contribute to the sovereign wealth of the nation. Under Dr. Pailin’s leadership, PTT has a defined roadmap aimed at technological advancement, a green agenda, and a sustainable model of business.