EY announces Top Nominees for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Malaysia awards

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Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2013 – EY announced tonight the Top Nominees for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Malaysia Awards at a special function held at the Hilton Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. The 13 Top Nominees in the Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master categories were determined by an independent panel of judges guided by a set of judging criteria that is consistently applied globally by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year EOY programme.

“Our EOY Awards programme focuses on the individual entrepreneur and the qualities that have contributed to his/her achievements and success. In all the nominees this year, we have seen individuals who have been driven by a vision, whose passion and creativity have led to new ways of thinking and doing things, and who have not allowed challenges and failure to deter them from their goals,” said Dato’ Rauf Rashid, Malaysia Country Managing Partner at EY.

The EOY 2013 Malaysia Top Nominees are:

Emerging Entrepreneur category

  • Mr Chevy Beh (马彦山) – BP Diagnostic Centre Sdn Bhd
  • Mr Bryan Loo (吕伟立) – Loob Holding Sdn Bhd
  • Mr Calvin Khiu (邱䝰訸) – MK Wedding Sdn Bhd

Technology Entrepreneur category

  • Mr Her Chor Siong (余曹祥) – Cuscapi Bhd
  • En Daud Ahmad – Cypark Resources Bhd
  • Mr Ivan Teh (郑凯文) – Fusionex Corp Sdn Bhd

Woman Entrepreneur category

  • Ms Caroline Russell – Boh Plantations Sdn Bhd
  • Y Bhg Datuk Ir. Rosaline Ganendra – Minconsult Sdn Bhd

Master Entrepreneur category

  • Dr Ngau Boon Keat (饶文杰) – Dialog Group Bhd
  • Mr Fu Wing Hoong (胡永雄) – EITA Resources Bhd
  • Y Bhg Dato' Nelson Kwok (拿督郭庭东, 太平局绅) – Nelson’s Franchise (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Y Bhg Dato’ Michael Tio (趙文耀) – PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd
  • En Anas Zubedy – Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd

“We are excited and inspired by these 13 individuals whose vision and innovation have resulted in extraordinary achievements that have had far-reaching impact on the lives of the ordinary people. They have created jobs, improved lives and contributed to the economic growth of the nation through the sustained growth of their respective businesses. These are exceptional individuals who deserve to be applauded and recognized,” shared Philip Rao, Advisory Partner at EY Malaysia, and Programme Director of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Malaysia Awards.

Winners of the four category awards as well as the coveted EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Malaysia award will be announced and celebrated at a gala event in December 2013. The Malaysian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 will then join country award recipients from around the globe in Monte Carlo in June 2014 to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) 2014 award.

For more information about the EOY programme, please visit www.ey.com/my

The EOY 2013 Malaysia Awards programme is proud to have these organisations on board in support of entrepreneurship:

  • ASTRO Awani
  • BFM 89.9
  • Bits and Pixels Sdn Bhd
  • Bursa Malaysia Bhd
  • Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
  • Nanyang Siang Pau Sdn Bhd
  • The Edge
  • The Peak

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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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