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Bat Malaysia Snags Top Employer Title Yet Again


BAT also stays ahead of the curve with many other HR Recognitions

BAT also stays ahead of the curve with many other HR Recognitions

(from left to right) A representative from Top Employers Institute; Sunitha Sharmila, HR Business Partner BAT Malaysia; Samanmali Chandrasiri, HR Director BAT Malaysia; Sanjay Patel, Global Head of BAT GBS, Sonia Gazet, Head of HR -BAT GBS,; and Dave Sutherland, Head of HR Regional KL Hub standing proud with the Top Employer-Malaysia/Asia Pacific award

BUKIT DAMANSARA, 17 December 2018 – British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad (BAT Malaysia) upheld its accolade as a leading employer when it took home the Top Employer – Malaysia/Asia Pacific 2019 Award yet again. Not only that, the Top Employers Institute also further recognised BAT Malaysia for being within the best three of companies certified in Malaysia. The Top Employer title is conferred to employers who provide exceptional employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and have demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimise its employment practices and develop its employees.

Erik Stoel, Managing Director of BAT Malaysia said: “We are truly honoured and excited to be awarded the Top Employer yet again. This reinforces our values and philosophy to cultivate the talents we have and empower them to be future leaders. We believe this is the cornerstone to attracting the best talents, and so we will continue to be encouraged to forge the best employer-employee relationship at BAT Malaysia.”

Aside from the Top Employer Award, BAT Malaysia also recently took home the “Outstanding Practice: Work” at the Life at Work Award 2018 by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad, which further cements the company as an employer of choice, one that puts its people first. Further populating the list of accolades, BAT Malaysia was also named winner of HR Asia’s ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018’ award while taking home four more awards at the HR Excellence Awards Malaysia 2018.

BAT’s shared services companies in Malaysia consisting of BAT GSD KL Sdn Bhd (BAT Global Business Services) and BAT Aspac Shared Services Sdn Bhd also took home the HR Asia’s ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018’ award, as well as two Gold Awards at the HR Excellence Awards Malaysia 2018.

These HR recognitions given over the course of 2018 illuminate and solidify both BAT Malaysia and BAT Global Business Services as leading employers that set outstanding standards of employee offerings in Malaysia. This is primarily based on BAT’s commitment in building a dynamic and innovative workplace and striving to optimise its innovative employment practices for employee development. Since its inception, BAT has always focused about addressing employees’ individual, thus forming a backbone for diversity and inclusion in a workplace.

Sanjay Patel, Global Head of BAT GBS said: “We believe that the happier our employees, the better spokespeople they will be for our organisation. This is the very reason we continue to invest in our people, by harnessing their talents, cultivating their individualism, celebrating their diversity, lauding their ideas, and going to great lengths in ensuring this conducive environment promotes their empowerment.”

Samanmali Chandrasiri, HR Director of BAT Malaysia added: “Taking a cue from our theme of ‘Building a Fair Society’, BAT endeavours to lead by example, not only for our people but also other workplaces in the country to show how a positive environment can galvanise employees to go above and beyond expectations to excel in their places of employment.”

Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018


Erik Stoel, Managing Director of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad (clockwise, second from top right) with his team at the HR Asia ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018’ award ceremony

BAT Global Business Services employees at the HR Excellence Awards Malaysia 2018

One for the album – a celebratory photo with BAT Malaysia and BAT Global Business Services employees at the HR Excellence Awards Malaysia 2018

For more information on British American Tobacco, please visit www.batmalaysia.com

About British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad

British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad is the leading tobacco company in Malaysia. The company markets high quality tobacco products designed to meet diverse consumer preferences. Our portfolio includes world-famous brands like DUNHILL, KENT, PETER STUYVESANT, PALL MALL and ROTHMANS.

British American Tobacco Malaysia directly employs 497 employees (indirectly 1576 via our external distibutors and dedicated shared services) who are involved in a wide spectrum of disciplines, from generating insights, developing brands and making these available on a national level. In addition, we also set leading edge talent development practices as well as ensure a strong foundation of corporate governance and shareholder relations.

The company is part of the British American Tobacco group, which is the world’s most international tobacco group and the second largest stock market listed tobacco group by global market share.

For more information, please contact British American Tobacco Malaysia:

Fairuz Helmi, Head of External Affairs at 03-2720 8188 or Fairuz_Helmi@bat.com

Prianka Krishnamurthy, External Affairs Manager at 03-2720 8147 or Prianka_Krishnamurthy@bat.com