The ACES Circle

ACES Awards winners
An elite gallery of Asia’s finest corporate leaders and companies who have won an ACES Award in either the Leadership or Sustainability categories, since 2014.

ENTREPRENEUR/ WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR​

BY INVITATION ONLY
This revered honour is bestowed upon an illustrious entrepreneur who has shown an extraordinary ability to communicate their vision to stakeholders and leads the company towards the status of a mega brand. The recipient of this award displays strong entrepreneurial passion, flair, perseverance, and stands out as a grand example of a remarkable entrepreneur.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

BY INVITATION ONLY
This award recognises an entrepreneur who is 40 years or below and has shown exceptional business performance, having built a name for themselves regardless of boundaries that may come with age. He/she embodies fine values, strong beliefs and unwavering dedication in their entrepreneurial pursuit, thus serving as an inspiration for aspiring young leaders.

EMINENT LEADERS IN ASIA​

BY INVITATION ONLY
This award is presented to exemplary individuals leading mega businesses for a decade or more with the right attitude towards the business and the determination and grit to achieve success. These selected fews are led by their inner drive, embracing the concept of sustainability and new innovation to continuously grow the multimillion dollar business in terms of revenue, brand reach and resources maximisation.

ASIA'S MOST ADMIRABLE YOUNG LEADERS​

This award is presented to change makers with the grit, foresight and commitment to positively impact the communities they serve in. These selected few leaders reflect global diversity, creates definitive path for followers, innovate to promote public interest, and value authentic exchanges towards public- private cooperation.

Leading Technopreneurs in Asia

BY INVITATION ONLY
Technopreneurs harness the power of technology, combining social tools of the day and the Internet of Things to make a difference in the communities they operate in.

Asia’s Most Inspiring Executives ​

BY INVITATION ONLY
Top executives play an integral role in the day to day operations of an organization. Although the companies they lead are not personally founded or owned by them, these executives valiantly aspire to the founding tenements of the organization, leading it to higher place of business productivity and organization efficiency.

OUTSTANDING LEADERS IN ASIA​

This award is presented to exceptional leaders who have demonstrated sound leadership and successfully apply it to spearhead growth and prominence for the company. These individuals exhibit the ideal blend of business acumen, professionalism, entrepreneurial calibre and astuteness.

Innovative Tech Companies of the Year

This award recognizes companies that have shown significant technological innovation in their products, services or business. Winners in this category demonstrate a clear vision in their transformative approach to software and technology, showing that their tech innovations can lead to creation of new approaches and prospects in the world.

INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR​

This award is presented to distinguished companies who are the worthy captains in their respective industries. The winning companies have a distinct competitive edge, set the industry trends, and have commendable best practices in place. Winners in this category have shown the ability to evolve the focus of their enterprises along with the dynamic changes of the industries they serve to sustain as market leaders. 

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$300 Mil

ASIA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES​

The award honours resilient and forward thinking companies in Asia with strong influence over people, resources, and global interactions. These mega corporations are selected based on strength in revenue, profitability, total employees, innovativeness, brand influence in the marketplace, and adherence to corporate sustainability principles.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$200 Mil

ASIA'S BEST PERFORMING COMPANIES

The award recognises high performing enterprises that have shown tremendous growth in revenue and are on the path to becoming the future giant corporations of Asia. Winners of this category showcase steady revenue growth year on year with strong returns, and are focused on connecting to consumers in seizing business opportunities.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$80 Mil

ASIA'S MOST PROMISING SMES​

The award recognises aspiring small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia that express clear business direction with strong initiatives in driving growth for the enterprise. These enterprises have overcome significant hurdles with uncompromising ethics, and hold immense potential for future growth and job creation.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$2 Mil

ASIA'S LEADING SMES​

The award recognises outstanding small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia with a focus on growth and resilience. The winning SMEs have a sustainable business model, strong customer base, innovative product offering, growing revenue and profits, and the flexibility to respond to rapid changes in the industry and customer demand.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$10 Mil

Top Sustainability Advocates In Asia​

The award is presented to companies that lead various CSR initiatives integrated into its policies and operations, and has a high level of employee and top management involvement in the programs. The CSR initiative’s focus area includes community engagement, environment, and social empowerment. Ultimately, the Top Sustainability Advocates In Asia are companies with genuine interest in the wellbeing of all of its stakeholders.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year Award.

TOP GREEN COMPANIES IN ASIA

The award is bestowed upon companies that run their business operations yielding minimal negative impact on the environment, community, and society. The winning companies undertake environmentally friendly activities at all facets of the organisation to ensure that its processes, products, and production activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Greenest Company of the Year Award.

Top Community Centric Companies in Asia​

The award is presented to companies who have enriched the communities through various outreach initiatives. These programs are envisioned by the company’s dedicated team and executed by a special committee and/or through partnerships with external independent bodies. Award recipients epitomise the mission and values of an organisation that cares for the community and demonstrate exemplary active citizenship in promoting the well being of society at large.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Community Care Company of the Year Award.

TOP WORKPLACES IN ASIA​

The award is presented to companies that take on a people centric approach and demonstrate strong commitment towards employee empowerment and enrichment. The winning companies show advocacy for investment in people, recognition and retention, improving employee’s job satisfaction, practices fair communication, and promote work life balance. The awarded companies fare low attrition rate, house a great pool of  talents, and have a practice of knowledge sharing among employees and stakeholders.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Best Workplace of the Year Award.

GREEN INNOVATION AWARD

This award is bestowed upon organizations, whom in the jury’s opinion, showcases exemplary innovation in sustainability, where initiatives championed may include elements of reducing the environmental impact of products, improving resource efficiency and/or the use of alternate technologies and processes.

GREEN INITIATIVE AWARD

This award recognises outstanding achievements in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, with initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut energy consumption, advance energy efficiency or improve air quality, beyond standard regulatory compliance. Winners of this award show potential to embrace innovative solutions for environment conservation.

SUSTAINABILITY RISING STAR AWARD​

This award is presented to organisations that are creating new pathways and pilot a change of course through grassroot sustainable initiatives. The winner demonstrates commitment to sustainable development by actioning diverse solutions to sustainability challenges faced in their settings.

RESPONSIBLE SMES IN ASIA​

The award honours Small & Medium enterprises that are not only financially successful, but have proved to be socially responsible and ethical in doing business as well. Winners in this category have demonstrated substantial efforts towards the development of the community, preservation of the environment, and have in place HR policies and practices that promotes the wellbeing of its employees. These organisations take upon the concept of CR in a fair manner, regardless of its financial limitation if any.

Community Initiative Award

This accolade is conferred upon organizations that lead programs and initiatives that contribute significantly to communal causes. These projects are executed by the organization with clear objectives at hand focused on the development of the communities at large.

Community Collaboration Award​

This award aims to recognize effective and productive relationships with external stakeholders to meet social development objectives. These initiatives highlight the significance of forming long term relationships and commitments, creating direct economic and development opportunities for the communities involved.