Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading provider of integrated medical services, has been recognised for best practice digital investor relations and annual report at the Middle East Investor Relations Association’s annual awards. HMG launched its Investor Relations programme after the Company’s IPO earlier in the year.
With a 25-year track record of developing and operating healthcare facilities, pharmacies and medical services in Saudi Arabia, HMG has established a reputation as a trusted healthcare provider delivering the highest levels of medical excellence.
Mr. Nasser Mohammed Al Haqbani, Chief Executive Officer at HMG, commented:
“2020 has been a landmark year for HMG with a number of memorable firsts, including our successful listing on Tadawul and the launch of our Investor Relations programme.
We are extremely proud to have won two awards at the MEIRA Awards, especially considering that it comes less than a year after we established our IR function. The awards are a testament to the hard work of the IR and management team, in proactively engaging with the investment community across channels.
Mr. Al Haqbani continued: Our digital-first strategy exists across our business segments, from creating the first fully integrated digital healthcare facility in Khobar to developing an IR programme that addresses an increasingly digitised investment ecosystem.
This year, travel and movement restrictions have made digital channels more important than ever, and we have been very glad of the options available to us to uphold our commitment to investors and analysts, ensuring regular access to both information and management.”
Achieving this recognition from the investment community who adopt long-standing IR programmes is a testament to the strength of our approach. We are excited to have taken such firm control of our IR journey in such a short period of time, and we look forward to building upon this success so that we can contribute to elevating the standard of IR across the region. I am grateful for the hard work of HMG’s IR team, and I look forward to seeing the programme flourish.”
Mr. Al Haqbani concluded: HMG’s digital IR channels include a fully integrated IR website, HMG’s first-ever public AGM and earnings calls via online channels, and participation in a series of virtual investor conferences.