Rohana has served as chief executive officer of Astro Malaysia Holdings since 2012. The company has pay TV, digital and radio operations that serve 21 million customers in Malaysia.
Astro has been a pioneer in offering VOD, streaming media, and original content for the Southeast Asia region. Rohana has spearheaded the company’s growth strategy through diversification of its many satellite- and IPTV-based channel packages and its push into high-end content. Astro Holdings reaches some 75% of households in Malaysia and produces more than 13,000 hours of original content with various partners in the region.
Rohana will receive the award April 9 at a reception held in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The MipTV conference runs April 9-12.
Rohana’s past accolades include a commendation as an Asian business leader from CNBC in 2013 and from CNN in 2016. Variety recognized Rohana on its 2014 Women’s Impact report.
Previous recipients of Variety‘s achievement in international television award include Gilles Pelisson of France’s TF1 and Sky group CEO Jeremy Darroch.