China Telecom Corporation Limited was honoured with the following corporate governance grand awards in the "Asian Excellence Awards 2017" organised by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional journal on corporate governance:
- Best CEO
- Best Investor Relations
The "Asian Excellence Awards" are designed to recognise the achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. The accolades are based both on the scores from the data that was submitted by readers and from interviews conducted with investors.
China Telecom Corporation Limited was voted by portfolio managers and analysts around the globe as "No. 1 Best Managed Company in Asia", at the "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2017" by FinanceAsia, a reputable financial magazine in Asia.
In addition, China Telecom also swept six other top China awards as follows:
- No. 1 Best Managed Company
- No. 1 Most Committed to Corporate Governance
- No. 2 Best at Investor Relations
- No. 2 Best at Corporate Social Responsibility
- No. 2 Best CEO
- No. 2 Best CFO
China Telecom Corporation Limited was announced as "the 1st Runner-up" at IR Magazine's "2016 Global Top 50 Awards". The "Global Top 50 Awards" was determined through IR Magazine's annual surveys of investors and analysts for its regional awards programs in the US, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Greater China and South East Asia.
At the same time, China Telecom was voted as the "Best Overall Investor Relations (Large Cap)" among other large cap corporations in the region. In addition, the Company was honoured with the following investor relations awards at "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2016":
- Best Investor Relations in Communications sector
- Best Financial Reporting
- Best Investor Meetings
- Best Sustainability Practice
"IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2016" was decided by an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of whom are located in the region. This year, more than 200 members of the investment community participated in the survey, investors and analysts were asked to vote for the company giving them the best IR service in each awards category.
China Telecom Corporation Limited was accredited with "Platinum Award – Excellence in Governance, CSR & Investor Relations Benchmarking" in the poll of "Corporate Awards 2016" by The Asset. In addition, Mr. Yang Jie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Telecom, was honored with "Best CEO in Telecommunications" award.
Organized by The Asset, a reputable financial magazine in Asia, "Corporate Awards 2016" is now in its 16th year, the longest running ESG awards in Asia. "Platinum Award" recognizes companies' attainment in all categories of corporate endeavors: financial performance, management acumen, corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations based on a ranking of listed companies in Asia by leading investment professionals and research analysts. "Best CEO" rewards a range of leadership qualities and attributes including inspirational leadership, strategic thinking, team- and relationship-building, effective communication and change management.