64 exceptional business leaders and enterprises which have excelled and achieved great heights in their respective industries amidst the ongoing pandemic were accorded the prestigious Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards 2021 Vietnam.
|64 businesses and leaders were awarded at the prestigious Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2021 Vietnam |
An initiative by the region’s leading non-governmental organisation (NGO), Enterprise Asia, the APEA is the region’s largest programme recognising entrepreneurial and business excellence. Themed Build Back Better, this year marks the 15th year of APEA and the 5th edition in Vietnam.
In his welcome address, Enterprise Asia chairman Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call to the world and put businesses to the test with a plethora of challenges. It was also the year that Vietnam unleashed its true potential and demonstrated its resilience by becoming one of the top-performing economies in the world. Vietnam’s vibrant entrepreneurial landscape has shown the world its readiness to adopt technology and to constantly innovate.”
Dr. Fong added that, “In 2020, Vietnam’s General Statistics Office recorded a 2.9 per cent GDP growth on-year in the country amid the pandemic. This grand feat is a result of the efforts, determination and dedication of the business leaders and enterprises honoured at this year’s APEA.”
The APEA has recognised entrepreneurial trailblazers within various industries since 2007 while honouring remarkable achievements in four categories – Master Entrepreneur, Fast Enterprise, Inspirational Brand, and Corporate Excellence.
Among the winners of the Corporate Excellence Category are DKSH Vietnam, Piaggio Vietnam, Syngenta Vietnam, NovaGroup, and more. Tran Hung Huy, chairman of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB); Trinh Van Tuan, chairman of Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB); and Tran Thi Le, CEO of Nutifood Nutrition Food JSC are among the winners of the notable Master Entrepreneur Category of APEA Vietnam.
Recipients of the Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards 2021 Vietnam
Launched in 2007, APEA is the region's most prestigious awards for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation, and sustainable leadership. The award provides a platform for companies and governments to recognise entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices, and growth in entrepreneurship.
As a regional award, it groups together leading entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship. The programme has grown to encompass 14 countries and markets all over Asia.
By Huyen Thuy