CP All, Central Retail Corp and Dohome win best overall investor relations awards at South East Asia Awards

Dec 07, 2021
Thai firms dominate top awards but other trophies go to wide spread of winners across the region

This year, no one company really dominated the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia. Instead, a wide selection of firms from across the region were recognized for their IR efforts, though Thai companies did take some of the night’s most coveted gongs.

CP All, Central Retail Corp and Dohome took the trophies for the coveted best overall investor relations awards in the large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap categories, respectively. Central Retail Corp also won the sector award for consumer discretionary.

PTT and Berli Jucker – two more Thai companies – took the awards for best IRO in the large and mid-cap categories. Tanapon Prapapan claimed the trophy for PTT while Rami Juhani Piirainen took the award for Berli Jucker. The 135-year-old Thai conglomerate also won the sector award for consumer staples.

You can find the full list of winners from the virtual IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia here.

The awards are made up of two categories: awards-by-research categories are based on a survey of investors and sell-side analysts who cover companies in the region. Respondents to the survey vote for their favorite companies and individuals in three areas: best overall IR, best IR officer and best IR in sector.

The awards-by-nomination categories allow companies to submit entries across a range of areas, from best annual report to best crisis management and a rising star award for newcomers to IR. In this section, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges.

This year’s panel featured:

–           Joshua Lee, senior portfolio manager, Bank of Singapore

–           Professor Roy Ling, CEO and founder, FollowTrade

–           Vijay Natarajan, analyst covering real estate and real estate investment trusts

–           Jeannie Ong, group chief IR officer at MyRepublic and director at IRPAS

–           Garnet Roach, senior reporter at IR Magazine

–           Harold Woo, IRPAS president.

In the awards-by-nomination categories, Singtel, Central Pattana and AEM Holdings took the trophies for best annual report (large, mid and small-cap, respectively). Ascott Residence Trust and Asia Aviation won for best crisis management (mid to large cap and small cap, respectively), while PTT Global Chemical and Century Pacific Food took the awards for best ESG materiality reporting (large cap and small to mid-cap, respectively).

Thai Union Group won for best investor event and CapitaLand China Trust took the best IR during a corporate transaction trophy. In the two tech-related categories, SM Investments Corporation won for best IR website, while CapitaLand China Trust – the only firm to take two awards-by-nomination trophies – won best use of multimedia for IR.

The rising star award went to Crissa Bondad from D&L Industries in the Philippines.


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