Press release

30 May 2022 Kuala Lumpur, MY

Nominations open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 awards in Malaysia

From now until 30 June 2022, members of the public and the business community are invited to nominate outstanding Malaysia entrepreneurs for the 21st edition of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards

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From now until 30 June 2022, members of the public and the business community are invited to nominate outstanding Malaysia entrepreneurs for the 21st edition of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.

This year’s EOY Malaysia programme seeks to recognize and honour some of Malaysia’s most exemplary entrepreneurs across four categories: Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master. An overall country winner, who will be chosen from among the four category winners, will then go on to represent Malaysia at the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) award next year.

Reflecting on this year’s theme, “Unstoppables”, Philip Rao, Programme Director of EOY Malaysia and Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn. Bhd. shares, “The pursuit to build something of long-term value, that is both sustainable and equitable requires grit, persistence, and audacity. It takes a special kind of leader to ignore the critics and transform a blue-sky dream into a new reality that contributes both value and purpose beyond simple profits. We call these entrepreneurs – the Unstoppables - those whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world. Now more than ever, these unique qualities of our entrepreneurs, together with their purpose and role are vital in building and advancing our nation forward as we work towards recovering from the pandemic.”

Rao adds, “To date, the EOY Malaysia programme has had the privilege to celebrate over 300 of our home-grown entrepreneurs representing various industries and scale. We look forward to showcasing more of such inspiring visionaries and innovators, their successes and positive impact through the award programme, both on the national and global platforms. This year, the global award judging criteria has also been updated to better reflect the significant role and sustained impact of entrepreneurs in driving long-term value.”

Nominees will be assessed by a panel of independent judges guided by a set of globally benchmarked criteria that include entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact.

The EOY Awards programme is the first and only truly global awards programme of its kind. The annual World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) Award programme provides entrepreneurs with a unique global platform to enhance their profile internationally as well as the opportunity to engage, share ideas and build their global network with some of the world’s best entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

In June this year, Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of Asia Pacific University Technology & Innovation (APU) and the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Malaysia, will be representing Malaysia to compete with 40 other country winners at the WEOY event at Monte Carlo.

For more information about the EOY 2022 Malaysia programme and to submit a nomination, visit

The EOY 2022 Malaysia programme is proud to have these organizations join EY in support of entrepreneurship:

  • BFM 89.9
  • Bits and Pixels Sdn Bhd
  • Bursa Malaysia Bhd
  • Nanyang Siang Pau
  • The Edge Malaysia and The Edge CEO Morning Brief

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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.