Albert Phuay, Founder & Chairman of Excelpoint Technology, won the Entrepreneur of The Year Award in the Electrical & Electronics Industry category and Cheam Hing Lee, CEO of Rhodium Resources for the Trading & Wholesaling Industry category.
"We can say with certainty that the recipients of the APEA are like none other. Not only do they have to prove their entrepreneurial skills and experience in one of the toughest contests in the world, they also subject themselves to a pledge to uphold the highest standards of entrepreneurship, which includes allegiance to the two founding pillars of Enterprise Asia, namely investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship," says Dato' William Ng, President of Enterprise Asia.
"The APEA is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship globally. Beyond recognising the efforts of these entrepreneurs, we hope to encourage them to continue taking their businesses to the next level in the current digitalisation era, and in the process, providing more job opportunities to the people in the region, and help to drive the economy forward which is in align to Enterprise Asia’s purpose, democratising entrepreneurship, institutionalising sustainability and empowering innovation."
APEA 2017 winners for Singapore
Lifetime Achievement Award - Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group
Entrepreneur of The Year, Electrical & Electronics Industry - Albert Phuay, Founder & Chairman of Excelpoint Technology
Entrepreneur of The Year, Trading & Wholesaling Industry - Cheam Hing Lee, CEO of Rhodium Resources
- Scott D Smith, CEO of Beyonics International
- Dr Terence O’Çonnor, Group CEO of Courts Asia
- Ronald Goh, MD, Electronics & Engineering
- Danielle Warner, Founder & CEO of Expat Insurance
- Ori Leshem, CEO, Genesis Retail
- Adam Simkins, Director of Getz Bros. & Company Singapore
- David Kim, MD SEA - ANZ of Tmax Singapore
- Chin Wei Jia, Group CEO of Health Management International
- Low Cheong Kee, MD & Founder, Home-Fix D.I.Y
- Suneet Goenka, Founder & Group MD, Red Apple Travel Singapore
- Tan Poo Seng, Founder & MD, TopZone E&C
- Doris Wee, Director, Wendell Trading Company
Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards are regional awards for excellence in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. They group leading entrepreneurs in the region together as a voice for entrepreneurship and serve as an invitation-only networking platform. The programme covers 13 markets in Asia.
|Source: Enterprise Asia. Winners of the APEA 2017 for Singapore.|
The awards feature stringent entry criteria and highly competitive judging parameters. The nomination is by invitation only with each nominee subjected to a rigorous judging process, including financial verification by an appointed audit firm and a mandatory physical site audit and interview, culminating in a confidential balloting process by Enterprise Asia’s committee.
Editor's note: There are many industry awards that appear to be of a similar nature. The most prestigious awards would feature well-established award organisers, include larger, well-known brands as winners and ensure that all nominees go through a rigorous selection process.