The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) announced the winners of its annual award at InterContinental Singapore, on 5th November 2015 during a grand gala dinner following the red carpet theme.
The ACES Awards is organised by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. This year’s ACES Awards sees an extended pool of nominees – testament to the increasing emergence of green-mindedness and corporate stewardship which is coming to the fore in Asian companies.
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.”
Malaysian companies swept nine awards across the categories. Ivan Teh, Chief Executive Officer of Fusionex International Plc was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for writing software that helped clients manage, make sense of and derive useful insights and information from the vast amounts of structured and unstructured data at their disposal.
Robert Bosch Malaysia was named Industry Champion for its financial strength, strength of innovation, quality and reliability, global presence, efficient processes, and forward-looking human resource development.
RHB Banking Group was also one of the Industry Champions for its commendable staff retention rate below the industry standard of 14 percent.
Dato’ Tony Looi Chee Hong, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Ban Lee Hin Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd was named one of the Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia for growing the company from a small, local ironworks into one of Malaysia’s most capable and trusted one-stop providers of construction services.
Georg Johann Chmiel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of iProperty Group Ltd was another of the Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia for establishing profitability in four of six business units, and turning a positive operating cash flow within one year of being named CEO.
Marco Francesco Righi, Regional President Asia Pacific & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia of MONIER Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd and Tan Leong Chuin, Executive Director of Perusahaan Saudee Sdn Bhd also received plaudits in the Top Outstanding Leaders In Asia category.
Asta Chemicals Sdn Bhd was named one of the Top SMEs in Asia for its dedicated in-house R&D team which focuses on tailor-making solutions for their clients. Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd made the Top CSR Advocates in Asia list for embedding corporate social responsibility into its business strategy to ensure that it enhances the company’s positive business values and addresses potential negative impacts from its operational footprint.