Astro bags Corporate Governance Excellence Award and ‘Best Investor Event’ Award
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd (Astro) was awarded the Excellence Award for Corporate Governance Disclosure by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (MSWG) at the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Recognition Awards 2017 and ‘Best Investor Event’ Award at the IR Magazine Awards & Conference South East Asia 2017.
Astro’s Group Financial Officer Shafiq Abdul Jabbar said, “Astro has been making consistent effort to improve our corporate governance disclosures. We are honoured that MSWG has recognised our commitment towards improving our corporate governance practices.”
The MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Recognition Awards is held annually to encourage best corporate governance practices, quality and transparency among public listed companies in Malaysia. It also reflects a high commitment in improving corporate governance practices in the international scene.
The ‘Best Investor Event’ Award is in recognition of Astro’s inaugural Analyst & Investor Day, held in July 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. Astro was also the second runner-up in two other categories: ‘Best Annual Report’ and ‘Best ESG Communications’.
Astro’s Analyst & Investor Day 2017 was held particularly to communicate the Group’s value creation strategy in a landscape of increasing digitalisation, through presentations from Astro’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, and its senior management. The event was well-received and resulted in coverage across local and foreign research houses, as well as in news media.