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Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 Paves the Way for a Resurgent Asia

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SINGAPORE, June 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) makes a grand return in 2023 with its Malaysia Chapter. Organized annually in 16 markets by regional NGO Enterprise Asia, the Awards present Asia’s largest award networking platform. Themed “Capturing Opportunities in a Resurgent Asia”, the APEA 2023 aims to utilize its influential platform to accelerate Malaysia’s economic resurgence by encouraging enterprises to take advantage of Asia’s post-pandemic recovery and view it as an opportune time for growth.


Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 Paves the Way for a Resurgent Asia

The Awards were graced by Fabian Bigar, CEO of MyDIGITAL Corporation; Rizal Nainy, CEO of SME Corp. Malaysia; Abu Bakar Yusof, Deputy CEO (Exporters Development) of MATRADE, Najihah Abas, Executive Director of Investment Promotion of MIDA; and Dato’ Robert Teo, Managing Partner of RSM Malaysia, the Official Assurance Partner of APEA 2023 Malaysia.

The award recipients were selected from over 150 nominees through a rigorous evaluation process by a jury of prominent judges across four categories: Master Entrepreneur, Inspirational Brand, Fast Enterprise, and Corporate Excellence.

Since 2007, the Awards has been organized all over the region with past recipients comprising Taiwan’s Douglas Tong Hsu, Hong Kong’s Francis Lui and Lawrence Ho, TTC Vietnam’s Dang Van Thanh, Thailand’s Somphote Ahunai, Cuckoo Malaysia’s Hoe Kian Choon, Indonesia’s Hary Tanoesoedibjo and Mochtar Riady, India’s Adi Godrej, and the Philippines’ Dennis Anthony Uy.

Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia, stated in his welcome speech that “The country’s rapidly growing digital economy presents endless prospects for local businesses looking to expand their reach and tap into new markets across the region. However, capturing opportunities in Asia in the post-pandemic era requires a collective effort. Therefore, through cross-sector collaborations, businesses can access a dynamic and growing market with a talented workforce and a culture of innovation.

Among the notable awardees are Dato’ Sydney Lawrance Quays, Group CEO of Berjaya Food Berhad, and Haji Burhanuddin Bin Md Radzi, Managing Director of Les’ Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd under the Master Entrepreneur category, who is the Creator of the popular 3D animated cartoon, Upin & Ipin, which promoted Malaysian culture to regional audiences with their iconic cartoons for over a decade.

Further outstanding awardees include Maps Enterprise Sdn Bhd and Public Medicare Group Sdn Bhd under the Fast Enterprise category, Bubble Gum X Sdn Bhd and Sunway Lagoon Sdn Bhd under the Inspirational Brand category, and 7-eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Koike (M) Sdn. Bhd., and SB Tape Group Sdn Bhd under the Corporate Excellence category.

The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 Malaysia Chapter is supported by CCI France Malaysia, Eurocham Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC), Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD), Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC), Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association (PUMM), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), and MyDIGITAL Corporation. PR Newswire is the Official News Release Distribution Partner while RSM Malaysia is the Official Assurance Partner. Wow Media, SME Magazine, and Dailywire.asia are the Strategic Media Partners and Netcare is the Door Gift Sponsor.

FULL RECIPIENT LIST OF THE ASIA PACIFIC ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2023 MALAYSIA CHAPTER

MASTER ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

NAME

COMPANY

INDUSTRY

TAN U-MING

Co-CEO

7-ELEVEN MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BERHAD

Retail

WONG WAI KEONG

Co-CEO

7-ELEVEN MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BERHAD

Retail

DATO’ SYDNEY LAWRANCE QUAYS

Group CEO

BERJAYA FOOD BERHAD

Food & Beverage

JESSLYN HO

Founder & Managing Director

BUBBLE GUM X SDN BHD

Personal Service

TING WEI SHUN

Managing Director & Founder

GREENLAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN BHD

Construction

GEORG CHMIEL

Co-Founder and Chair

JUWAI-IQI HOLDINGS

Telecommunications & ICT

NA CHIN TEONG

Managing Director

KOIKE (M) SDN. BHD.

Automotive

BURHANUDDIN BIN MD RADZI

Managing Director

LES’ COPAQUE PRODUCTION SDN. BHD

Media & Entertainment

DATUK M.A.P. SEGARRAN

Founder

MAPS ENTERPRISE SDN BHD

Trading & Wholesaling

DR. CHIENG KING CHONG

Founder & Executive Chairman

PUBLIC MEDICARE GROUP SDN BHD

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

TOH CHEE HUI

Group Managing Director

SB TAPE GROUP SDN BHD

Manufacturing

ADELE CHOW

Founder & CEO

SEVENVAULT SDN BHD

Professional & Business Services

DATO’ IR JIMMY LIM LAI HO

Group CEO & Founder

TOKAI ENGINEERING (M) SDN BHD

Engineering

FOO KHAI SHIN

Director

ZIG ZAG BUILDERS (M) SDN BHD

Construction

 

FAST ENTERPRISE CATEGORY

COMPANY

INDUSTRY

AL FARO SDN. BHD.

Retail

ALP KISEKI VENTURE SDN. BHD.

Retail

EVERGOLD METAL ROOFING SDN BHD

Building Materials

MAPS ENTERPRISE SDN BHD

Trading & Wholesaling

MERRY HORTICULTURE INTERNATIONAL (M) SDN. BHD.

Agriculture

PERTAMA SPRINGROLLS MANUFACTURER (M) SDN BHD

Manufacturing

PILOT CONSTRUCTION SDN BHD

Construction

PUBLIC MEDICARE GROUP SDN BHD

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

QUBE APPS SOLUTIONS SDN BHD

Professional & Business Services

ZIG ZAG BUILDERS (M) SDN BHD

Construction

 

INSPIRATIONAL BRAND CATEGORY

COMPANY

INDUSTRY

ASPAC ALLIANCE STEELS SDN BHD

Trading & Wholesaling

BERJAYA STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY SDN BHD

Food & Beverage

BUBBLE GUM X SDN BHD

Personal Service

KPJ TAWAKKAL KL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

SB TAPE GROUP SDN BHD

Manufacturing

SUNWAY LAGOON SDN BHD

Hospitality, Food Service & Tourism

 

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE CATEGORY

COMPANY

INDUSTRY

7-ELEVEN MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BERHAD

Retail

BERJAYA STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY SDN BHD

Food & Beverage

ERAPOLY GLOBAL SDN BHD

Trading & Wholesaling

EZ QURBAN SDN BHD

Professional & Business Services

KOIKE (M) SDN. BHD.

Automotive

MEDICAP SDN BHD

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

NETTOYAGE STATION (PG) SDN BHD

Professional & Business Services

SB TAPE GROUP SDN BHD

Manufacturing

SMJ TERATAI SDN BHD

Financial Services

SOUTHERN SCORE BUILDERS BERHAD

Construction

SUN LIFE MALAYSIA

Financial Services

SUNWAY LAGOON SDN BHD

Hospitality, Food Service & Tourism

 

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 an 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. Please visit www.enterpriseasia.org for more information.

About Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious award 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 16 countries/ regions and markets all over Asia. For further information, please visit www.apea.asia.

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