Enterprise Asia is pleased to present an impressive list of sixty-one outstanding award recipients at the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2020 Regional Edition. These leading figures have set and proven themselves consistent and exceptional entrepreneurial spirit in going above and beyond expectations during this unprecedented year.  

Established in 2007, APEA recognises outstanding entrepreneurs and organisation representing the best the industry has to offer. An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the region’s leading NGO, APEA is the largest regional recognition programme, with over 3,000 nominations received each year, and less than one-tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets.  

This year, Enterprise Asia has rebranded its flagship programme – APEA, from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards to Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards with two additional enterprise awarding categories – Inspirational Brand Award and Fast Enterprise Award in bid to further recognise championing enterprises in strong reputation and thriving growth. This brings APEA to a total of four awarding categories – Master Entrepreneur, Corporate Excellence, Inspirational Brand, and Fast Enterprise. 

Due to the impact of the pandemic, APEA 2020 Regional Edition was commenced virtually on 20 November 2020 with the theme of ‘Accelerating Growth Beyond Borders’.  The theme objective is to unlock boundaries and shifting businesses to move beyond adaption and lead with impact. The APEA has gathered distinguished business leaders and organisations across 14 countries and markets into one unparalleled platform in fostering the continuity of sustainable entrepreneur growth in Asia. 

With Corporate Excellence Award category winning recipients leading with 40% out of the four award categories have further shown that enterprises has demonstrated effective organisational capability to deliver consistent business results during this unprecedented year. Even in difficult times, these organisations have remained committed and aligned to their employees, stakeholders as well as their organisational purpose and values.  

“During such turbulent times, it can be tempting to forgo social responsibility for a business model that focuses solely on the bottom line,”  said Richard Tsang, President at Enterprise Asia.  “What we have to realise is that today, having a purpose and building a sustainable, profitable business go hand in hand.”

Richard added,  “In this situation of crisis, people – consumers, investors, everyone, are looking for inspiration and leadership now more than ever. Without standing for something, you can’t inspire or lead. It is purpose-driven companies that are proving more resilient and also leading the way forward.” 

Among the notable winners of the APEA 2020 Regional Edition include Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO of Converge ICT Solutions Inc. from the Philippines, Hoe Kian Choon, CEO of CUCKOO International (MAL) Sdn Bhd from Malaysia; Chanin Vanijwongse, CEO of Habitat Group Co., Ltd. from Thailand and David Chiem, Founder, CEO & Executive Chairman of MindChamps PreSchool Limited from Singapore under the Master Entrepreneur Category; 

Further esteemed winning organisations are NU SKIN Enterprises Hong Kong, LLC from Hong Kong, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd from India, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and UHS Essential Health Philippines, Inc from the Philippines under the Inspirational Brand Category; Lead8 Hong Kong Limited from Hong Kong, Prince Bank PLC from Cambodia and White Cloak Technologies, Inc from the Philippines under the Fast Enterprise Category; Aditya Birla Capital Limited from India, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation from Taiwan, AIA Company Limited from Thailand, Arvato Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd from Malaysia, BDO Unibank, Inc from the Philippines and Engro Fertilizers Limited from Pakistan under the Corporate Excellence Category. 

APEA 2020 Regional Edition is supported by All India Association of Industries, India Thai Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau) Limited, Singapore-Thai Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. PR Newswire as the Official News Release Distribution Partner, Avanguardia Group Sdn Bhd as the Official Production Partner, BusinessWorld, Commercial Times, Esquire Philippines, Hong Kong Economic Times, Kumparan, Indonesia, SME Magazine, The Asian Entrepreneur, and The Nation as media partners. 

RECIPIENT LIST OF ASIA PACIFIC ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2020 REGIONAL EDITION

MASTER ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY
NAME DESIGNATION, ORGANISATION AND INDUSTRY 
COUNTRY
Dato’ Sri Liew Kok LeongGroup Executive Director ARB Berhad Telecommunications & ICT Industry
Malaysia
Andres Pira Founder & Chief Executive Officer Blue Horizon Developments Co., Ltd. Property Development Industry


Thailand
Dennis Anthony UyChief Executive Officer Converge ICT Solutions Inc. Telecommunications & ICT Industry
The Philippines 
Hoe Kian ChoonFounder & Chief Executive Officer Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd Consumer Goods Industry
Malaysia
Dr Victor Wong Hon Keung
Chief Executive Officer Ego Finance Limited Financial Services Industry
Hong Kong 
Sopacha DhumrongpiyawutChief Executive Officer Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited (GUNKUL) Mining & Energy Industry
Thailand
Chanin VanijwongseChief Executive Officer Habitat Group Co., Ltd. Property Development Industry
Thailand
Antonio Chan Vice Chairman King Wai Group (Thailand) Public Company Limited Property Development Industry
Thailand
Christine HauCo-Founder & Executive Director Lead8  Professional Business & Services Industry
Hong Kong
David ChiemFounder, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman MindChamps PreSchool Limited Education & Training Industry
Singapore
Danny LukGeneral Manager of NU SKIN Hong Kong and Macau  NU SKIN Enterprises Hong Kong, LLC Direct Selling IndustryHong Kong 
Steven PunChief Executive Officer  Protech Electronics & Technology Limited  Electrical & Electronic Industry
Hong Kong
Manish MehanChief Executive Officer &  Managing Director  thyssenkrupp Elevator (India) Pvt. Ltd.  Engineering Industry
India
Choi Man ShingChairman Vincent Medical Holdings Limited Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Industry
Hong Kong
Donn GamboaCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer  White Cloak Technologies, Inc. Telecommunications & ICT Industry
The Philippines 
Dato’ Dr Ir Sr Tony ChengVice President  Zhong Ao Home Group Limited Property Development Industry
Hong Kong 
FAST ENTERPRISE CATEGORY
COMPANYINDUSTRY 
COUNTRY
B+W Builders Private LimitedConstruction Industry
Singapore
Biocare Manufacturing Sdn BhdHealthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology IndustryMalaysia
Chong Lek Engineering Works Sdn BhdConstruction IndustryMalaysia
Clement Shield (Security Specialist & Event Organiser) Limited
Professional Business & Services IndustryHong Kong
Global Stones Pvt Ltd
Manufacturing IndustryIndia
ILLEGEAR Sdn Bhd
Electrical & Electronic IndustryMalaysia
Lead8 
Professional Business & Services IndustryHong Kong
MODE AestheticsPersonal Services Industry
Singapore
Nilecon (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Professional Business & Services IndustryThailand
Prince Bank PLC
Financial Services IndustryCambodia
SOCOE Sdn BhdTelecommunications & ICT Industry
Malaysia
T ONE Capital Pte Ltd
Professional & Business Services IndustrySingapore
Topserve Service Solutions, Inc.Professional Business & Services Industry
The Philippines
Wellaholic Pte LtdPersonal Services IndustrySingapore
White Cloak Technologies, Inc.
Telecommunications & ICT IndustryThe Philippines
INSPIRATIONAL BRAND CATEGORY
COMPANYINDUSTRY 
COUNTRY
24/7 Customer Philippines Inc.
Professional & Business Services IndustryThe Philippines
ACM Landholdings, Inc.Property Development IndustryThe Philippines
Blue Horizon Developments Co., Ltd.Property Development IndustryThailand
CUCKOO International (MAL) Sdn Bhd
Consumer Goods IndustryMalaysia
DEPO Auto Parts Ind. Co., Ltd.
Manufacturing IndustryTaiwan
Genius Toy Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Manufacturing IndustryTaiwan
Habitat Group Co., Ltd.Property Development Industry
Thailand
ILLEGEAR Sdn Bhd
Electrical & Electronic IndustryMalaysia
Insular Health Care, Inc.
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Industry
The Philippines
MindChamps PreSchool LimitedEducation & Training IndustrySingapore
Multisys Technologies Corporation
Telecommunications & ICT IndustryThe Philippines
NU SKIN Enterprises Hong Kong, LLCDirect Selling IndustryHong Kong
Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited Automotive IndustryIndia
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)Financial Services IndustryThe Philippines
UHS Essential Health Philippines, Inc.
Direct Selling IndustryThe Philippines
CORPORATE EXCELLENCE CATEGORY
COMPANYINDUSTRY 
COUNTRY
ACM Landholdings, Inc.
Property Development IndustryThe Philippines
Aditya Birla Capital Limited
Financial Services IndustryIndia
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation
Professional Business & Services IndustryTaiwan
AIA Company Limited
Financial Services IndustryThailand
Animoca Brands Corporation Limited
Telecommunications & ICT IndustryHong Kong
ARB Berhad
Telecommunications & ICT IndustryMalaysia
Arvato Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Professional Business & Services IndustryMalaysia
Aspire Systems Pvt Ltd
Telecommunications & ICT IndustryIndia
BDO Unibank, Inc.
Financial Services IndustryThe Philippines
Blue Horizon Developments Co., Ltd.
Property Development IndustryThailand
Clement Shield (Security Specialist & Event Organiser) Limited
Professional Business & Services IndustryHong Kong 
EB Frozen Food Sdn BhdFood & Beverages IndustryMalaysia
Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd
Electrical & Electronic Industry
Singapore
Engro Fertilizers Limited
Manufacturing IndustryPakistan
Everbest Soya Bean Products Sdn Bhd
Food & Beverages IndustryMalaysia
Everise Holdings Pte Ltd
Professional Business & Services IndustrySingapore
FrameMotion Studio Sdn Bhd
Media & Entertainment IndustryMalaysia
Geo Energy Resources Limited
Mining & Energy IndustrySingapore
Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited (GUNKUL)
Mining & Energy IndustryThailand
Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
Property Development IndustryThailand
Indosat OoredooTelecommunications & ICT IndustryIndonesia
Inspiro 
Professional Business & Services IndustryThe Philippines
Medialink Group Limited
Media & Entertainment IndustryHong Kong
Nu Infinity Sdn Bhd
Professional Business & Services IndustryMalaysia
PT Palma Serasih Tbk
Agriculture IndustryIndonesia
PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.
Construction IndustryIndonesia
Shrinkflex (Thailand) Public Company LimitedManufacturing IndustryThailand
Titansoft Pte Ltd
Telecommunications & ICT IndustrySingapore
Tricor Services Limited
Professional Business & Services IndustryHong Kong
Vincent Medical Holdings LimitedHealthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Industry
Hong Kong

Media Contact

Ms Nerissa Ng

Enterprise Asia

(60) 3 7803 0312

[email protected]

About Enterprise Asia

Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation. For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org.

About Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious awards for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation and  sustainable leadership. The Award provides a platform for companies and governments to recognize entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices and growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, it groups together leading entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship and serves as a by-invitation only networking powerhouse. The program has grown to encompass 14 countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit www.apea.asia 

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