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Recognising Malaysia's Most Exceptional Business Leaders

#MYManagementExcellenceAwards

The Malaysia Management Excellence Awards is now accepting nominations. 

The programme will honor the country's most outstanding leaders, innovators and teams whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for the success of their companies.

It will also highlight Employee Engagements, Health & Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion and CSR Initiatives that have had a beneficial impact on your workforce or customers.

Here's our trailblazing winners from last year:

View full list of winners here.

Submission Opens:
Jul 01, 2024
Submission Closes:
Oct 04, 2024

TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

This award for me is a recognition of the hard work that I put in, but at the same time it is also an award that will gi...

Henry Chu Heng Hwee Group CEO, BreadTalk Group

I’m extremely grateful for the recognition and would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my team at The Fullerton Heri...

Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale General Manager, The Fullerton Heritage

It is really a good testament to the effort put in by the whole team. We would like to thank Singapore Business Review f...

Tan Kang Wee Head of Policy Services, AIA Singapore

Personally, I’m honoured and proud. My team and I are very proud that we received this award. In Daikin, we believe in p...

Liu Shaw Jiun Managing Director, Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte Ltd

This award is one of the milestones and recognitions to us and gives a very strong motivation for us to move forward ...

Gary Wong General Manager, Hong Kong, Baxter Healthcare Ltd

Amazing, very honored. It’s not only about me. It’s all the staff behind that are doing so well over the past 2 years or...

Cyril Aubin Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways, Limited

We make sure that whenever we are successful, we recognize them, we share them, and we celebrate them altogether. ...

William Sim President, Heilind Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited

Watch videos from past winners

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: ABeam Consulting Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Experian Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Pos Malaysia Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Silverlake Axis Ltd.

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: UDA Holdings Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Universal Therapeutics Group Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: USANA Health Sciences

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Velesto Energy Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Watsons Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Western Digital Tech And Regional Center (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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Why should you enter?

SHARE YOUR STORY

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.

AMPLIFY

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

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for elite business leader, the Asian Business Review. 

MEET THE JUDGES

Anand Chelliah

Anand Chelliah

Managing Partner, Asia Pacific Leader, Tax Services

Baker Tilly

Prakash Arikrishnan

Prakash Arikrishnan

Director | Risk Advisory – Global Treasury Advisory Services

Deloitte Malaysia

Vivien Mah

Vivien Mah

Partner

Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd

Dato’ Robert Teo

Dato’ Robert Teo

Managing Partner

RSM Malaysia

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

CATEGORIES

The awards will be given in the following categories per industry:

  • Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, President, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Employee Engagement of the Year
  • Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year
  • CSR Initiative of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Automotive
  • Automotive Services
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Apparel
  • Arts & Lifestyle
  • Architecture
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Broadcasting
  • Brokerage
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Services
  • 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
  • Data Center
  • Department Stores
  • Dining & Entertainment
  • Diversified Services
  • Education
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Events Services
  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Manufacturing
  • 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
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Luxury Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Services
  • Materials & Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Motion Picture & Video
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Remittance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Residential Building construction
  • Residential Product Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Rubber Manufacturing
  • Shipping
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Television
  • Training and Development
  • Transportation
  • Travel Services
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Waste Management 
  • Wholesale

GUIDELINES

  • Nominees will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the nomination form and supporting documents submitted.

  • The awards are for:

    • Top-level executives, innovative individuals, and dynamic teams who launched successful and notable new projects or innovations

    • Employee engagement initiatives that significantly enhanced the company's business

    • Outstanding Health & Wellness Initiative, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and Corporate Social Responsibility projects that made a positive impact on the company.

  • The awards will be given per category in every industry.

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

ELIGIBILITY

  • For Executive/Innovator & Team of the Year categories - The executive, innovator or team must be able to showcase their remarkable contributions to the success and growth of their companies in the last 24 calendar months. 

  • Initiative  categories - The company should have launched a new project, innovation, strategy or initiative that made a positive impact to its workforce and/or customers, not more than 24 calendar months ago.

Note:

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the Awards Programme: Cryptocurrency, Tobacco, Multilevel marketing, and Products with claim of health benefits

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, Chairman, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)

  • Achievements - How did the executive's exceptional leadership help drive the company's growth?
  • Challenges & Solutions - What were the biggest challenges that the executive encountered in moving the company forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?
  • Innovation - What new ideas did the executive introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Innovator of the Year

  • Uniqueness - What were the unique and innovative initiatives that the innovator spearheaded? 
  • Success - Discuss the innovator's recent notable contributions in pioneering the solution which led to the significant growth of the company.
  • Effectiveness - How effective was the innovation and how did it impact the company?

Team of the Year

  • Achievements - What were the team's remarkable contributions to the company's growth?
  • Challenges & Solutions - What were the biggest challenges that the team encountered in driving growth? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?
  • Innovation - What new ideas did the team introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Strategy - What were the recent strategies implemented to engage the company's employees and enhance fulfilment with their careers?
  • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce?

Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year

  • Strategy - What were the recent initiatives implemented to navigate current headwinds due to the pandemic? What strategies were launched to motivate the workforce or solutions to help your customers during the challenging time of the pandemic?
  • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce, the company's business and/or customers? 

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

  • Uniqueness and Innovation: How does the initiative demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to promoting diversity and inclusion?
  • Effectiveness and Impact: What specific goals or objectives were set for the initiative, and how well were they achieved?
  • Sustainability and Scalability: Is the initiative designed to be sustainable and enduring in promoting diversity and inclusion?

CSR Initiative of the Year

  • Uniqueness and Innovation: To what extent does the CSR initiative demonstrate a unique and innovative approach to addressing social and environmental challenges?
  • Effectiveness and Impact: How effectively does the initiative deliver tangible results in terms of positive social or environmental impact? 
  • Dynamism: How well does the initiative respond to changing societal needs and emerging global trends? 

 

HOW TO ENTER?

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
  • 500-word summary about the executive/innovator/team/initiatives' success and achievements
  • Upload 3 photos related to your entry (required)
  • Upload supporting documents (optional) to strengthen your submission
  • Client or employee testimonials (optional)
  • Key achievements that you wish to highlight
  • Chosen winner's package

4. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Malaysia Management Excellence 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 danica@charltonmediamail.com on or before October 6.

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

NOMINATION AND WINNERS PACKAGE PRICING

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 danica@charltonmediamail.com

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 6 October 2023, Friday
Awards presentation: November 2023

Past Winners

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

  • Engineering - EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD

CSR Initiative of the Year

Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year

  • Shipping - Hapag-Lloyd Business Services (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year 

Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year 

COVID Management Initiative of the Year

CONTACT US

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

(+65) 3158 1386

awards@charltonmediamail.com

MEET THE JUDGES

Anand Chelliah

Anand Chelliah

Managing Partner, Asia Pacific Leader, Tax Services

Baker Tilly

Prakash Arikrishnan

Prakash Arikrishnan

Director | Risk Advisory – Global Treasury Advisory Services

Deloitte Malaysia

Vivien Mah

Vivien Mah

Partner

Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd

Dato’ Robert Teo

Dato’ Robert Teo

Managing Partner

RSM Malaysia

TESTIMONIALS

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

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: ABeam Consulting Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Experian Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Pos Malaysia Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Silverlake Axis Ltd.

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: UDA Holdings Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Universal Therapeutics Group Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: USANA Health Sciences

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Velesto Energy Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Watsons Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Western Digital Tech And Regional Center (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: AIA Bhd.

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: Always Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: Keysight Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: Jebsen & Jessen Group Services

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: myTukar Sdn. Bhd.

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: Schaeffler Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2022 winner: SINOWAJA (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: foodpanda Malaysia

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: HNG Capital Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Jebsen & Jessen Group Services

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Sarawak Energy Berhad

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Stellar SparX International Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Standard Chartered Bank

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: UEM Edgenta

Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Western Digital Batu Kawan

Awards Highlights

Western Digital Tech and Regional Center receives the Team of the Year - Engineering category 

Nov 24, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Introducing different advanced technologies to achieve their vision of being fully automated within their grounds.



Western Digital has successfully implemented cutting-edge Back-End Automation and Material Movement (BEAMM)...

Universal Therapeutics Group HIV rapid test kit wins Innovator of the Year - Health Products & Services award

Nov 24, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Its innovation to create a fast and accessible diagnostic test kit is very timely for this issue.



Universal Therapeutics Group has earned the prestigious title of Innovator of the Year - Health Products & Services...

Malaysia’s Silverlake Axis bags awards in Banking Technology categories

Nov 24, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Different approaches from various teams and leaders led to their utmost success.


Silverlake Axis has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing its brand and communication strategies, leading to its recognition as the Team...

Outstanding leaders, innovators lauded at Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023

Nov 24, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Winning companies were recognised at an awards presentation on 23 November 2023.


In a time of unprecedented challenges, a spotlight shines on the exceptional individuals and companies in Malaysia who have exhibited unparalleled...

Baker Tilly's Anand Chelliah delves into navigating the fine line between tax optimisation benefit and compliance

Oct 26, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Learn about effective tax strategies, financial management, CSR integration, and technology adoption as we delve into Anand Chelliah's expert insights.


In an era characterised by dynamic changes in the business landscape and an...

RSM's Dato' Robert Teo champions international trade, collaboration for Malaysian business advancement

Oct 20, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Discover the insights of RSM’s Dato’ Robert Teo on overcoming financial challenges in Malaysia, navigating cross-border taxation, the role of international trade, and the power of technology and corporate social responsibility.

...

Establishing a ‘dual operating system’ is effective in balancing financial risk management, innovation – Deloitte’s Prakash Arikrishnan

Sep 25, 2023

Deloitte’s Prakash Arikrishnan shared his insights on balancing financial risk and innovation, amongst other key topics.



In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the delicate balance between financial risk management...

Nominations are now open for Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023

Jul 17, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Submission of entries is until 06 October 2023.


Malaysia's economy, known for its resilience and diversity, is supported by a robust business sector. With its strategic location, well-developed infrastructure, and skilled...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

You can send an entry via the online nomination form where you have to fill in details about your company and the product that you wish to enter. You also have to submit a 500-word write-up summarising your achievements and/or initiatives, highlighting why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

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

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Yes, you may send a maximum of 3 entries. One online form is valid for one entry only. If you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately in the nomination form.

Who are eligible to nominate?

You may nominate for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: 

  • If you are an executive who made a remarkable contribution to your organisation.
  • If  you are a leader who is transforming your company to be the best in your industry. 

You may nominate any top-level executive in your company for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR if he or she:

  • Deserves to be recognised for his hard work and dedication. 
  • Inspires you and your colleagues to be at their best selves despite the hurdles of the pandemic. 

You may nominate for the INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

  • If you are a leader with innovative ideas that made a positive impact to your business or your client. 
  • If you have introduced unique innovation that sets you apart from the other players in your industry 

You may nominate for the TEAM OF THE YEAR: 

  • If your team has launched successful initiatives that are innovative and cutting-edge.
  • If you are part of an amazing team that highly contributed to the success and growth of the company.

You may nominate for the EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT OF THE YEAR:

  • If you have launched successful initiatives that highly motivated your employees to give their best at work.
  • If you have implemented programs to ensure that your workforce is rewarded and well-recognised for their hard work and commitment.  
  • If your employees are driven and happy to be part of a successful company.

You may nominate for the HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR: 

  • If you have introduced new and effective ways to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.
  • If you have launched initiatives that motivated your workforce despite the hurdles of the pandemic.
  • If you have launched solutions that made a positive impact to your client during this pandemic. 

You may nominate for the DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR: 

  • If you have implemented innovative approaches that go beyond traditional methods of promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • If you have launched initiatives that have resulted in positive changes or improvements in fostering diversity and inclusion.
  • If you have demonstrated a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment, regardless of the challenges faced, and have made significant progress in this area.

You may nominate for the CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

  • If you have launched any project or initiative to address social and environmental challenges in the society.
  • If you have demonstrated innovative approaches, strategies, or solutions to address social or environmental issues. This could involve the use of new technologies, unique partnerships, or novel methods of engagement.

What is Asian Business Review?

The Asian Business Review is a regional magazine serving Asia's dynamic business community. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade. It offers fresh perspectives and ideas to guide its readers through the challenges and complexities of their businesses, providing opinion and analysis on all areas of business to improve performance.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, winners are invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia not only to celebrate their well-deserved award but also to network with clients, industry peers, colleagues, and co-winners from companies across industries.

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

(+65) 3158 1386

awards@charltonmediamail.com

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Key Dates and Venue

Submission Opens:
Jul 01 2024
Submission Closes:
Oct 04 2024
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