Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nazir voted best CEO, Public Bank best-managed company

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Bhd emerged top in four out of nine categories under FinanceAsia's "Asia's best managed companies" country listings, while CIMB Group chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Seri Nazir Razak was voted the "Best CEO".

Maxis' chief Sandip Dass was the runner-up for the "Best CEO", followed by Public Bank chief Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek in third place.

Malaysia's third largest bank in terms of asset and market capitalisation, Public Bank was polled the "Best managed company", "Best corporate governance", "Best corporate social responsibility" and "Most committed to a strong dividend policy".

The country's second largest lender CIMB Group, which topped the polls in "Best investor relations" category, came second after Public Bank in the four categories.

AirAsia Bhd was voted the "Best mid-cap", while integrated media group Media Prima Bhd came second in that category.

Gloves maker Latexx Partners Bhd was voted the "Best small-cap".

Malayan Banking Bhd chief finance officer (CFO) Khairussaleh Ramli was polled the "Best CFO".

Hong-Kong based FinanceAsia revealed the poll results for India and Malaysia on its website yesterday.

The publication has tallied votes from over 300 investors and analysts across the region for its 11th annual poll of Asia's top companies.

"The remaining results will be published during the course of this week, before finally revealing which companies are viewed as the best managed in the region in 10 key industries," FinanceAsia said on its website.

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