Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) announced the winners of 2015 at a gala dinner at InterContinental Singapore on 05th November 2015.. Supported by Synergio Consulting and 6 individuals on the jury panel, the Awards received more than 110 nominees over seven categories.
Douglas Foo, Founder & Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd was named Entrepreneur of the Year, for opening up previously high-end Japanese dining experiences to middle income consumers. Claire Chiang See Ngoh, co-founder of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd was named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, while Ivan Teh of Fusionex International plc was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Among the Industry Champions of the Year were Megamas Training Company Sdn Bhd, Robert Bosch Sdn. Bhd.
Seven individuals were named Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia: Dato' Tony Looi Chee Hong (Ban Lee Hin Engineering & Construction Sdn. Bhd), Khoo Gaik Eng - Grace Liu (East Wellsum Industries (S) Pte Ltd), Georg Johann Chmiel (iProperty Group Limited), Francis Lau Choo Yew (LCY Development Sdn Bhd), Marco Francesco Righi (Monier Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Dato Seri Dr. Goh Bak Heng, (Serial System Ltd) and Saudee Group Berhad’s Louis Tan Leong Chuin.
Winners in the Top SMEs in Asia category were Asta Chemicals Sdn Bhd, Cho Thavee Dollasien Public Company Limited and Esquel Garment Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Masterclass Sustainability Advocates Awards went to Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited, HP Inc and PT. Hero Supermarket Tbk.
Highlights in the Top CSR Advocates in Asia Awards category were Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited, DHL Express International (Thailand) Ltd, and Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. Top Green Companies in Asia included Airport Authority Hong Kong and PT. Great Giant Pineapple.
Top Community Care Awards companies included Bharti Airtel Limited, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad, PT. Trakindo Utama, Samsung Electronics (Southeast Asia & Oceania) and TMB Bank Public Company Limited. Top Companies to Work for In Asia were FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited, Merck Ltd and RHB Banking Group.
The ACES Awards is organised by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. In elaborating on the purpose of Aces Awards, Shanggari B., chief executive of MORS Group said: “Sustaining the limited resources is a collective effort, we need to bridge the CR gap and involve more corporates, both large and small, in adopting sound CR practices within the business operations.