EY seeks inspiring entrepreneurs

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  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Malaysia nominations now open

Kuala Lumpur, 26 March 2014 – The prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Malaysia Awards programme returns for its 13th edition with the aim of recognizing outstanding Malaysian entrepreneurs and sharing their stories with the world.

The EOY 2014 Malaysia Awards programme, with its theme “Passion. Perseverance. Performance.”, seeks to recognize and celebrate the achievements of inspiring entrepreneurs across four categories: Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master.

“We are looking for individuals who have a passion for innovation and challenging the status quo; who bring new ways of thinking, new products and services, new market openings. These individuals embody an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit which, embraces risks and perseveres in the face of challenges. They are driven to build performance-oriented businesses that are outstanding, with far-reaching impact, showcasing principled entrepreneurial excellence,” said Philip Rao, Partner and Programme Director of the EY EOY Awards programme in Malaysia.

“The focus of the EOY programme is on the individual entrepreneur whose qualities and characteristics have contributed to his/her achievements and success. We are inspired by these individuals who refuse to stay down and who are setting new benchmarks for businesses across sectors and borders. Through their leadership, these visionary individuals transform communities - creating jobs, boosting economic growth and changing lives,” he added.

“The EOY Awards programme is unlike any other business award programmes in the country. It is a global programme whereby the Malaysian EOY country winner will go on to represent the country and compete with over 60 other country winners for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY). Besides enhancing the profile of entrepreneurs locally and internationally, the annual WEOY that is held in Monte Carlo provides an incredible platform for top entrepreneurs of different nationalities from different regions to meet, share and engage while building their global business network. The EOY Malaysia programme is a first step towards WEOY. Therefore, we strongly encourage our Malaysian entrepreneurs, regardless of their business industry or size, to participate in the EOY Malaysia programme,” continued Philip Rao.

This year, Dr. Ngau Boon Keat, Executive Chairman of Dialog Group Berhad, the Malaysian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013, will be representing Malaysia at the WEOY in Monte Carlo in June 2014.     

Nominations for the EOY 2014 Malaysia Awards programme are now open until 30 May 2014. Following the close of the nomination period, there will be a judging process, followed by the announcement of the Top Nominees. The gala dinner, where the category winners and overall country winner will be announced, will be held at the end of the year.

For more information, visit EY EOY Malaysia or call: +603 7495 8132 / +603 7495 8131.

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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. www.ey.com/eoy

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