SPH Chief Financial Officer Tony Mallek named Best CFO at Singapore Corporate Awards 2016

SPH Chief Financial Officer Tony Mallek.
SPH Chief Financial Officer Tony Mallek. PHOTO: BT FILE

SINGAPORE - The chief financial officer (CFO) of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Tony Mallek won the Best Chief Financial Officer award at the Singapore Corporate Awards on Tuesday (July 19) evening.

Mr Mallek won in the large-cap category, which is for companies with a market value of $1 billion or more.

The award recognises CFOs who "play a key role in supporting, advocating and promoting good corporate governance, disclosure and transparency".

  • BEST CEO AWARD

    Market cap of $1 billion and above
    Mr Lim Ee Seng, Frasers Centrepoint

    Market cap $300 million to less than $1 billion
    Mr William Liem, Tuan Sing

    Market cap less than $300 million
    Mr Kong Chee Min, Centurion Corporation

  • BEST CFO AWARD
     

    Market cap of $1 billion and above
    Mr Tony Mallek, Singapore Press Holdings

    Market cap $300 million to less than $1 billion
    Mr Loh Kai Keong, Boustead Singapore

    Market cap less than $300 million
    Mr Tan Kah Ghee, Keong Hong

  • BEST MANAGED BOARD AWARD
     

    Market cap of $1 billion and above
    Gold: OCBC Bank
    Gold: Singtel
    Bronze: Global Logistic Properties

    Market cap of $300 million to less than $1 billion
    Gold: Yoma Strategic
    Silver: Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation
    Bronze: Riverstone Holdings

    Market cap of less than $300 million
    Gold: Sing Investments & Finance
    Silver: Micro-Mechanics
    Bronze: Global Investments

  • BEST INVESTOR RELATIONS AWARD
     

    Market cap of $1 billion and above
    Gold: StarHub
    Silver: Wilmar International
    Bronze: CapitaLand

    Market cap of $300 million to less than $1 billion
    Gold: Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation
    Silver: Tuan Sing
    Bronze: Riverstone Holdings

    Market cap of less than $300 million
    Gold: MegaChem
    Silver: Nam Cheong
    Bronze: Frencken Group

    Reits & business trusts
    Gold: CapitaLand Retail China Trust
    Silver: Ascendas Reit
    Bronze: Cache Logistics Trust

    First-year listed companies
    Merit: JUMBO Group

  • BEST ANNUAL REPORT AWARD
     

    Market cap of $1 billion and above
    Gold: Singtel
    Silver: DBS Group Holdings
    Bronze: Keppel Corporation

    Market cap of $300 million to less than $1 billion
    Gold: Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation
    Silver: Banyan Tree
    Bronze: Del Monte Pacific

    Market cap of less than $300 million
    Gold: OKP Holdings
    Silver: MegaChem
    Bronze: TEE International

    Reits & business trusts
    Gold: Keppel Reit
    Silver: Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust
    Bronze: Ascott Reit

    First-year listed companies
    Merit: Frasers Hospitality Trust
    Merit: Singapore O&G

They are recognised as role models in creating sustainable shareholder value and providing advice in strategic direction.

The winners of this award were evaluated based on their track record and accomplishments as well as their personal and professional qualities, knowledge and experience.

It is one of the five awards which make up the Singapore Corporate Awards.

The others are the Best Managed Board, Best Chief Executive Officer, Best Investor Relations and Best Annual Report.

Mr Mallek, who joined SPH in 2003, said: "I am honoured to receive this award. It is an endorsement of the financial and investor relations strategies put in place across the SPH group.

"I would like to thank our board of directors for their counsel and guidance as well as my staff for their hard work and dedication, and my colleagues for their support."

He is currently the executive vice-president of finance, director of SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, and manager of SPH REIT.

He received the award from Mr Lim Boon Heng, chairman of Temasek Holdings & NTUC Enterprise Co-Operative, at the Resorts World Convention Centre in Sentosa.

SPH CEO Alan Chan said Mr Mallek has been "a valuable member of the SPH management team".

He added that Mr Mallek has a "strong grasp" of finance and accounting, and upheld high standards in disclosure and governance.

"This has been particularly important over the last few years as SPH evolved into a multi-media, multi-platform company, and actively diversified into events and exhibitions, and properties," said Mr Chan.

"He was instrumental in creating the SPH REIT as well as floating the SPH Medium Term Notes. His experience and expertise have been instrumental in helping us to create consistent, long-term value for our shareholders and other stakeholders."

Mr Mallek is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He was elected to the Council of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants in 2014.

The Singapore Corporate Awards are organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Singapore Institute of Directors and The Business Times.

It is supported by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and Singapore Exchange, and sponsored by Bank Julius Baer.