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Recognising the Most Outstanding International Firms in Malaysia


Nominations are now open for the Malaysia International Business Awards!

The Malaysia International Business Awards is a prestigious annual programme that recognises the significant contributions and outstanding achievements of international companies operating in Malaysia. The Awards shine a spotlight on the global impact and influence of foreign businesses within Malaysia's business landscape.

Open to foreign companies operating in Malaysia, these awards celebrate exceptional projects, innovative products, exceptional services, and transformative initiatives. This recognition program showcases the vital role international companies play in fostering economic growth, innovation, and collaboration on a global scale.

The Malaysia International Business Awards provide a platform for international companies to earn the well-deserved recognition and enhance their reputation, all while celebrating their contributions to Malaysia's business environment.

If you have any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as an outstanding project or service launched for or with a client, or an innovative internal practices or strategies, and want to stand out as one of the best foreign companies in Malaysia, submit an entry and get the recognition that your company deserves!

Our previous awardees were lauded for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. They came from the biggest companies, including; McDermottExyte Malaysia Sdn BhdOCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Perfios Software Solutions Private Limited, Webhelp Malaysia Sdn.Bhd, adidas Malaysia, BATA MALAYSIA SDN BHDKnight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Standard Chartered Global Business Services Pvt LtdSun Life MalaysiaTotal IT Global Sdn BhdTricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn BhdWestern Digital Batu Kawan

You may view the 2024 event press release here.

Submission Opens:
Aug 05, 2024
Submission Closes:
Jan 24, 2025
Awards Dinner:
Mar 20, 2025

Watch our trailer for Malaysia International Business Awards


What do our winners say about winning the award?

We are very pleased to have won this award, being a very new kid in the block. We thank International Business Awards fo...

Ying Hoong Tham Managing Director of Norwex Malaysia Sdn Bhd

We are immensely proud to win this award. To be recognised as one of the most outstanding international firms in Malaysi...

Rajesh Kumar Kottul Group Sales Officer, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong and Country Head Malaysia of Capgemini

The achievement and recognition of us winning this award send a message to the team that we are on the right path and we...

Chua Lee Lee General Manager of COLLINS AEROSPACE

We are extremely proud and pleased of winning this award. This is a big recognition for my team for what they are doing....

Lance Duan General Manager of Roche Malaysia

For my Company Assa Abloy we are always trying to move change. We are trying to move from a mechanical product kind of s...

Aravind Karthigesu Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY ASEAN

Watch videos from past winners


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Why should you enter?


Talk about your winning achievements, strategies and initiatives in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.


Reach potential clients as you let your achievements and initiatives be known and honored in Asia.


The Asian Business Review magazine is printed annually and goes out to the senior management in South East Asia, North Asia, and the Middle East region. It is distributed to Airport Lounges, Transportation providers, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Co-Working Space, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Embassies among others.

Meet the Judges

Murali Samy

Murali Samy

Audit Partner

Sang Hoe Chow

Sang Hoe Chow

Managing Partner, Consulting

Victor Cheong

Victor Cheong

Partner, Audit and Assurance
RSM Malaysia

Guidelines and Criteria


The awards will be given in each of the following categories per Industry:


  • Excellence Award
  • Initiative Award
  • Innovation Award


  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Lifestyle
  • Audit
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Services
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Broadcasting
  • Brokerage
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Services
  • Business Travel Technology
  • Cargo Handling
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Commercial Real Estate Trust
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software
  • Conglomerates
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products (Durables)
  • Consumer Products (Non-Durables)
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Credit Solutions Technology
  • Data Center
  • Department Stores
  • Dining & Entertainment
  • Diversified Services
  • Education
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing Solutions
  • Food Safety
  • Fundraising
  • Furniture and Fixture
  • General Insurance
  • Government Organisation
  • Health Products & Services
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Human Resource Technology
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Industrial Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance Broker
  • Internet/New Media
  • Investment Banking
  • IT Services
  • Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Luxury Retail
  • Maintenance, Repair, And Operations (MRO) 
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Services
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Technology
  • Materials & Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Motion Picture & Video
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Remittance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Residential Product Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Shipping
  • Social Media Marketing Technology
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Television
  • Training and Development
  • Transportation
  • Travel Services
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Waste Management 
  • Wholesale


  • Nominations will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the judging criteria.

  • Eligible companies may submit a maximum of 3 nomination entries.

  • Only one company per industry category will be hailed as a winner.

  • Nominations and supporting documents will be accepted until 24 January 2025.

  • The nomination is free of charge. Should you win, by opting for one of the winners package option below, you can secure your seats at the prestigious awards dinner and  gain access to a wide range of valuable benefits Email for more information on pricing and inclusion


  • The awards programme is open to companies in all industries in Malaysia with headquarters located abroad.

  • Eligible companies may nominate any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as: 

    • outstanding project, product or service launched for or with a client

    • innovative internal practices or strategies

  • The initiative must have been launched or had upgrades, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the awards programme: Cryptocurrency, Tobacco, Multilevel Marketing, and Products with claim of health benefits



Excellence Award

1. Operational Excellence:

  • How does your company ensure efficiency and productivity in delivering products or services?
  • What processes and quality control measures have you implemented to maintain high standards?

2. Leadership and Vision:

  • Describe the leadership within your organisation and its strategic direction.
  • How has your leadership inspired and guided the organisation toward excellence?

3. Impact:

  • What significant impact has your company had on your industry?
  • Can you provide examples of how your contributions have influenced industry practices, competitiveness, and growth?

4. Commitment to Quality:

  • How does your organisation demonstrate its dedication to maintaining high standards and prioritising quality?
  • What processes and measures are in place to ensure quality and foster continuous improvement? 


Initiative Award

1. Innovative Approach:

  • Share examples of the unique and creative initiatives or projects your company has undertaken.
  • How does your organisation encourage innovative thinking and unconventional solutions?

2. Project Execution:

  • Provide insights into how you plan, execute, and manage specific projects and initiatives.
  • What role have well-defined and well-executed projects played in your company's success?

3. Impact:

  • How have your initiatives effectively driven positive change, both within your company and your industry?
  • Can you measure and illustrate the tangible impact, such as improved processes, increased efficiency, or enhanced stakeholder relations?

4. Strategic Vision:

  • How does your organisation align its strategic vision with the initiation of projects and driving change?
  • How do your initiatives contribute to your long-term goals and inspire progress?

Innovation Award

1. Non-Tech Innovation:

  • Share instances where your company has demonstrated the ability to innovate in non-technological aspects of your business.
  • How do you approach creative solutions in areas like business processes, service delivery, marketing, sustainability, and other non-technical domains?

2. Effectiveness in Implementation:

  • How effectively have your non-tech innovations been implemented and integrated into your operations?
  • What measurable improvements have these innovations brought to your company's performance?

3. Industry Transformation:

  • What impact have your innovations had on your sector and industry as a whole?
  • How have your innovations set new industry standards and reshaped business practices?

4. Continuous Improvement:

  • Share how your company fosters a culture of non-technical innovation and continuous improvement.
  • How does this commitment contribute to your sustained success in non-technical areas?


1. Go to the online nomination form.

2. Read the nomination guidelines.

3. Fill out the required fields.

  • Company and entrant details

  • Chosen category and industry

  • Entry Title

  • Entry Summary (500-words)

  • Upload supporting documents (such as company presentations or any other relevant materials) that can provide further insight into your entry.

  • Provide company or project achievements and Photos

  • Client testimonials (optional)

  • Chosen winner's package

4. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Malaysia International Business Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

5. Should your supporting documents not be ready yet and were not submitted through the nomination form, you may send them to on or before 24 January 2025.

Note: Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each separately. 


Nomination is free. If your company emerges as a winner, you have the chance to fully leverage the benefits of winning by selecting from a variety of winner's package options we have. This enables you to secure seats at the awards dinner alongside other winners and gain exclusive access to promotional benefits.

To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email


Deadline for submission: 24 January 2025
Awards dinner: 20 March 2025, Kuala Lumpur

Past Winners


  • Excellence Award - Marine and Offshore Engineering

Euronet Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

  • Initiative Award - Financial Technology
  • Adient Automotive Holding (M) Sdn Bhd - Automotive Services
  • Air Liquide APAC Global Services - Chemicals
  • Exyte Malaysia Sdn Bhd - Industrial Construction
  • McDermott - Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad - Banking
  • Perfios Software Solutions Private Limited - Credit Solutions Technology
  • Webhelp Malaysia Sdn.Bhd. - Business Services

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

(+65) 3158 1386

Meet the Judges

Murali Samy

Murali Samy

Audit Partner

Sang Hoe Chow

Sang Hoe Chow

Managing Partner, Consulting

Victor Cheong

Victor Cheong

Partner, Audit and Assurance
RSM Malaysia


Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.



2022 Winner: Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Sun Life Malaysia

2022 Winner: Total IT Global Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Tricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Western Digital Batu Kawan

2021 Winner: Adient Automotive Seating (M) Sdn Bhd

2021 Winner: Allianz Malaysia Berhad


2020 Winner: Capgemini

2020 Winner: Everise

2020 Winner: Lanotec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

2020 Winner: McDermott Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

2020 Winner: Norwex Malaysia Sdn Bhd

2020 Winner: Sam Media

2019 Winner: Assa Abloy

2019 Winner: OpenWay

2019 Winner: RSA

2019 Winner: Roche

Awards Highlights

McDermott Wins Malaysia International Business Awards for behaviour-based quality programme

Mar 25, 2024
Co-Written / Partner

The programme establishes expectations and ensures universal acknowledgement of members’ roles in embedding quality in daily actions.

McDermott, an integrated provider of engineering and construction services in the energy...

Malaysia’s most exceptional companies honoured at Malaysia National Business, International Business Awards and Technology Excellence Awards

Mar 22, 2024
Co-Written / Partner

These awards programmes celebrate innovation, excellence, and the collaborative spirit that fuels Malaysia's business landscape.

Today's Malaysian business landscape presents both significant challenges and exciting...

Proactive financial planning is vital to mitigate risks amidst economic fluctuations – RSM’s Victor Cheong

Feb 16, 2024
Co-Written / Partner

Effective financial management necessitates collective efforts and consistent policy application from business leaders.

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, adaptability is paramount. The interplay of various factors...

EY’s Chow Sang Hoe advocates businesses' roles in socio-economic development through collaboration, innovation, ESG 

Jan 09, 2024
Co-Written / Partner

The EY Managing Partner shared key drivers for successful digital transformation, emphasising leadership, clear strategy, cultural change, employee engagement, and communication.

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, the...

Bridging tradition and transformation: Deloitte Partner Murali Samy provides perspectives on navigating Malaysia's business future

Jan 09, 2024
Co-Written / Partner

Dive into the heart of Asia's bustling business landscape with Audit Partner Murali Samy as he shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities that define this dynamic economic hub.

In the ever-changing Asian business...

Nominations are now ongoing for the Malaysia International and National Business Awards 2024

Nov 03, 2023

The submission of entries for both awards programmes will close on 19 January 2024.

Asian Business Review magazine is set to give recognition to Malaysia’s local and homegrown companies, along with international companies, as...

Air Liquide bags awards, lauded for efficiency initiatives

Aug 18, 2023

Air Liquide was recognised for its implementation of robotic process automation, its ALTAiR data management system, and BSC HR transformation.

Air Liquide APAC Global Services (AGS), a subsidiary of Air Liquide — a world leader...

Making digital investing more convenient with OCBC Bank’s Online Unit Trust

May 17, 2023
Co-Written / Partner

The bank’s mobile banking app feature helped them win at the 2023 Malaysia International Business Awards.

As the world evolves into a fast-paced and highly digital environment, consumer expectations tend to change due to the...

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are eligible to nominate?

The awards programme is open to all foreign firms with global headquarters located abroad, and have presence, operations and offices in Malaysia.

What can I nominate?

Foreign companies in Malaysia may nominate any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as: 

  • outstanding project, product or service launched for or with a client

  • innovative internal practices or strategies

The initiative or project must have been launched or had upgrades, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

How do I nominate?

  1. Go to the online nomination form of the Malaysia International Business Awards.
  2. On the form, you will be asked to provide company and entrant details, as well as your entry's title, 500-word write-up, client feedback (if any), project achievements, supporting documents and project photos.
  3. Kindly also select the winner's package option that you will book in the event that you successfully win the award.
  4. Should you need more time to collate your supporting documents, you may send the three (3) project photos and supporting documents to on or before 24 January 2025.

Note: Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please fill out separate nomination forms.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Each participant can submit a maximum of three (3) entries.

Note that each online nomination form is valid for one entry only. If you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately in the nomination form.

Can I nominate for more than 1 category?

You are welcome to submit your initiative across multiple categories that align with your company's industry.

As each company has the opportunity to nominate up to three (3) entries for the awards program, participants have the flexibility to strategically utilise this allocation to enhance their chances of securing an award.

How many winners per category?

Only one (1) winning company will be awarded in each category per industry.

Is there a cost involved?

Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive promotional entitlements and attend the prestigious awards dinner, winners must book any of the winner's package options.

You may email for more information on pricing and inclusions.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, there will be an awards dinner in Kuala Lumpur to gather all the winning companies and celebrate their well-deserved win.

More details will be provided to the winners after the announcement of results.

When is the deadline to submit an entry?

The deadline for submission is on 24 January 2025, Friday. 

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