Dato' Rohana Rozhan
Executive Director & Group Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian, age 55, female, was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 21 March 2011 and 1 April 2011, respectively. She was re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2016.
Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, a pioneer member of the Astro Group, is also the Chief Executive Officer of MBNS, a wholly owned subsidiary of our Company.
A principal architect of the Company’s growth strategies that are delivering sustainable returns for its shareholders, she continues to lead the Company through a multitude of industry breakthroughs and firsts. She champions diversity and complementarity in assembling Astro’s top team and is passionate about transforming Astro into a cloud, mobile-first and analytics-driven digital content organisation building on its best-in-class customer relationships, differentiated IPs, reach, relevance and experiences. As a result, Astro was awarded Digital Transformer in Malaysia by IDC ASEAN in 2017.
In recognition of her vision, entrepreneurism, dynamism and efforts in encouraging corporate governance practices, she was named the CEO of the Year 2016 at the MSWG-ASEAN CG Awards.
On the global front, she has earned recognition for management and leadership including in championing complementarity and diversity, as well as community and talent development. For CSR, she was granted a Silver Stevie Award in 2013, and CNBC’s Asia Business Awards in 2015. She is the recipient of the Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award in 2014. Variety Magazine, Los Angeles honoured her as a Woman of Impact in 2014 while CNN featured her as a Leading Woman in 2016. CNBC recognised her as Asia’s Business Leader for Talent Management in 2016. Variety Los Angeles and MIPTV Cannes bestowed on her the Achievement in International TV award in 2018, the first to be awarded to a leader from Asia. In 2017, Universiti Utara Malaysia conferred upon her the title of Adjunct Professor.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Accounting and Economics from University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of World Economic Forum since 2015. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA. Previously, she was attached to the Unilever group of companies from 1985 to 1995, both in UK and Malaysia, where she held various management positions.