HONG KONG, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thirteen entrepreneurs and business leaders from Hong Kong were awarded the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 by Enterprise Asia. The Awards were presented by Dr Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia, Congresswoman Gwendolyn F. Gracia, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and Advisor to Enterprise Asia, and Mr. Wong Poh Weng, Managing Partner of RSM Nelson Wheeler.
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, also known as APEA, is a regional recognition program organized by Enterprise Asia, the region's foremost association and think-tank for entrepreneurship. The Awards are presented to a handful of entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific each year, with award ceremonies held in over thirteen countries every year.
The Awards is often compared to the Olympics for the stringent entry criteria and highly competitive judging parameters. The Nominations of the Awards includes a series of selections by-invitation, past and current awardees, supporting trade association or the organizing committee of Enterprise Asia. Nominees are then subjected to a sequence of rigorous tests, including financial verification through an appointed audit firm and a mandatory physical site audit and interview, culminating in a confidential balloting process by Enterprise Asia's organizing committee.
Awardees are expected to be torchbearers of entrepreneurship and business leaders in their respective countries, and adhere to a strict standard of personal and business ethics.
"We can say with certainty that the recipients of the APEA are like none others. 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 William Ng, President of Enterprise Asia.
The final thirteen were announced by Enterprise Asia at the awards ceremony in Hong Kong at the JW Marriott Hotel. Among the recipients were two outstanding individuals who were the highlight of the night, Ms Joyce Tsang, Chairlady and CEO of Modern Beauty Saloon Holdings Limited who was honoured with the Special Achievement Award and Mr Hui Wing Mau, Chairman and Executive Director of Shimao Group who received the iconic Lifetime Achievement Award.
For its seventh year in Hong Kong, the APEA has recognized the business leaders of Hong Kong as the drivers and backbone of Hong Kong's economy. The recipients in Hong Kong were selected from among 80 shortlisted candidates, ranging from talented young entrepreneurs to experienced industrialists. It is through this recognition program that Enterprise Asia hopes to continue and encourage to stimulate economic growth throughout the region.
Mr. Ng explained, "The APEA is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. Beyond recognizing the efforts of these entrepreneurs, we hope to encourage them to continue taking their businesses to the next level, and in the process, providing more job opportunities to the people in the region, and help to drive the economy forward".
Mr Hui Wing Mau, Chairman and Executive Director of Shimao Group was awarded The Life Time Achievement Award, he believes in making a contribution to the community is an act of responsible entrepreneurship. Mr Hui was also quoted saying "Charity begins at home".
Ms Joyce Tsang, Chairlady and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Beauty Salon Holdings Limited said "I perceive myself as an ordinary person with perseverance and diligence and this award is a recognition for my spirit and efforts". Ms Joyce received the renowned Special Achievement Award at the night of the glittering gala dinner.
"Winning the APEA is an acknowledgement of my dedication and efforts to bring more Blue Sky to China through our continues clean energy initiatives. The award also gives me sense of responsibility to strive harder to serve my shareholders and stakeholders with the aim to set a good example of entrepreneurship" said the Chairman of Blue Sky Power Holdings Limited, Mr Tommy Cheng Ming Kit.
The thirteen deserving entrepreneurs were awarded under the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 and Special Categories representing various industries and focus areas.
RECIPIENT LIST OF ASIA PACIFIC ENTREPRNEURSHIP AWARDS 2016 HONG KONG
Special Category – Lifetime Achievement Award
Hui Wing Mau, Chairman and Executive Director – Shimao Group
Special Category – Special Achievement Award
Joyce Tsang, Chairlady & CEO – Modern Beauty Salon Holdings Limited
APEA 2016 Winners
Ding Yong Ling, Executive Director & CEO – Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Co., Ltd
Tommy Cheng Ming Kit, Chairman - Blue Sky Power Holdings Limited
Samuel Chan, Managing Director – Britannia StudyLink
Ng Kwai Sang, Chairman – China Hi-Tech Anti-Counterfeit Group Limited
Choi Kwan Li, Executive Director & CEO – D&G Technology Holdings Co.Ltd.
Rosamund Chan, Executive Director- Konew Financial Express Limited
Kelvin Tak-On Chan, Founder – Korean Corner Company Limited
Austin Na, Co-Chairman – O-Net Technologies (Group) Limited
Prof. Ken K.L. Yung, Chairman & Co-Founder – OPER Technology Limited
Ronny Ho, Executive Chairman – SML Group
Richard Tsang, Chairman – Strategic Public Relations Group Limited
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 investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia work 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.
For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org/APEA.
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