Thursday 11 October 2018
Best investor relations corporates and professionals honoured at the 10th Middle East Investor Relations Awards Ceremony
Listed companies as well industry leaders from across the region were recognised on Wednesday during the 10th Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) Awards Ceremony for outstanding performance in investor relations.
Preceded by the MEIRA Annual Conference, the region’s largest event dedicated to investor relations, the Awards Ceremony was a much-awaited highlight which attracted over 200 of top-tier industry professionals, regulators and stock exchanges as well as representatives of MEIRA’s member companies. The event recognised the achievements of winners in 22 categories including the best IR teams, annual reports and IR websites in the Middle East.
For the first time in 2018, the best annual report was selected through a judging process conducted by MEIRA representatives in collaboration with an experienced panel of experts in this field.
As in previous years, the process to select the winners in the best practice category was run in collaboration with research company Extel, while the best investor relations website was chosen together with Comprend.
Commenting on the awards, Andrew Tarbuck, MEIRA Chairman, said: "Across the Middle East, we have been seeing tremendous efforts to implement best practice in investor relations and corporate governance. In all categories, this year’s award winners have demonstrated their unequivocal commitment to further advancing the quality of IR in the Middle East. This is also in part a reflection of the positive impact that MEIRA has had since inception one decade ago. Much has been achieved, and we could not be prouder to see the fruits of our work and celebrate the achievements of those who have proven to be true front-runners in their field. We look forward to continuing to support all MEIRA members and IR professionals in raising the bar and promoting the development of the region’s capital markets.”