Bernama wins two World Brands Foundation Awards

Last update: 17/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 -- The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) has created history by winning two awards at the World Brands Foundation’s BrandLaureate Brand Icon Leadership Awards here tonight.

Bernama was named The BrandLaureate Iconic Brand of the Decade Industry Champion 2019, while its chairman, Datuk Seri Azman Ujang won The BrandLaureate Brand Icon Leadership Award 2019. 

Accepting the award on behalf of Bernama was its editor-in-chief, Datuk Mokhtar Hussain, while Azman was also present to receive his award.

The BrandLaureate world president KK Johan said the exclusive BrandLaureate ICONIC Brand of the Decade Industry Champion Award award is reserved for brands that have a remarkable brand performance throughout the decade and has shaped business and communities with its positive brand attributes, values and philosophy.

"Recipients of the award are market leaders, known for setting standards of excellence in their respective industries.

"They play pivotal roles in spearheading the development of their industries with their innovative trends, products and services which, in turn, contribute to the growth and development of the country," he said.

Meanwhile, he said Bernama chairman, who bagged the BrandLaureate Brand Icon Leadership Award, encapsulates the journey of an icon, having gone through numerous trials and tribulations during his illustrious career spanning over 40 years helming various posts in the national news agency.

Azman created a record which is highly improbable to be matched, starting from a cadet reporter to various desk editors to editor-in-chief, general manager, and now chairman.

"A well-known figure not only among journalists locally and internationally, but you were also a much sought after advisor and confidante of many public figures in Malaysia. 

"Datuk Seri Azman, as the key driver and face of the brand, you have stamped your mark as an industry captain and thought leader, providing the impetus for the business to grow year on year with strategic and innovative initiatives," Johan added.