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2 Nov 2022 Kuala Lumpur, MY

EY announces the Top Nominees for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2022 Malaysia awards

EY announced the Top Nominees for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2022 Malaysia awards.

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EY announced the Top Nominees for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2022 Malaysia awards today.

The 14 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.

The EOY 2022 Malaysia Top Nominees are:

Emerging Entrepreneur category:

  • Ms Nicole Lim (林慧棋女士), Empire Sushi Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Chin Jiun How (陈君豪先生), Illegear Sdn. Bhd.
  • Dr. Lim Geng Yan (林庚廷博士), Jasper Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Satish Kumar Raguchandran, Russell Taylors

Technology Entrepreneur category:

  • Mr Sashi Kumar A. Kovindasamy, ATX Distribution Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Choo Yan Tiee (朱运铁先生), Auto Count Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Casey Teh (郑庆忠先生), TenAsia Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

Woman Entrepreneur category:

  • Ms Anna Teo (张丽珠女士), Hernan Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mrs Pennie Lim (林佩霓女士), HOMA Sdn. Bhd.
  • Ms Lim Yuet Kim (林月金女士) and Ms Suzanne Ling (林淑娴女士), PichaEats

Master Entrepreneur category:

  • Tuan Haji Ali Hassan Mohd Hassan, Al-Ikhsan Sports Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Choy Peng Yew (蔡炳耀先生), PETWORLD
  • Mr Chu Jenn Weng (朱振荣先生), ViTrox Corporation Bhd.

Winners of the four categories, as well as the coveted EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Malaysia award, will be announced and celebrated at an awards ceremony in January 2023. The Malaysian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 will then join country award recipients from around the globe in June 2023 to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) 2023 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Dato’ Abdul Rauf Rashid, Malaysia Managing Partner, Ernst & Young PLT said, “The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards programme is privileged to be able to showcase many of Malaysia’s remarkable entrepreneurial journeys on a national and global platform over the last 20 years. In this transformative age, it is gratifying to see entrepreneurs paving the way in reshaping the way business models integrate sustainability along the entire value chain. They do this by challenging the status quo and reimagining how  ‘how we can do things better’. It takes courage and an entrepreneurial mindset, and by continuously doing this, they are  able to identify and unlock new opportunities for value-led sustainability in their businesses. We are proud to be able to share their success stories and more importantly, their enduring legacies  and far-reaching impact on our communities and country.”

Philip Rao, Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd and Programme Director of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Malaysia said, “Through the years, the EOY programme in Malaysia has grown in prestige and reach with diverse nominations representing different generations, industries and sectors. This is testament to the high standards maintained by the programme since its inception in Malaysia, and around the world. Among others, these standards include the robust judging criteria and due diligence, as well as the rigorous and independent judging process that we have in place. It was a tough task for the panel of judges to determine this year’s Top Nominees and looking at the results, we are convinced the celebration of their stories and persons is truly well-deserved.”

Jullie Kan, Vice-Chairman Southeast Asia, Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse said, “Entrepreneurship and innovation are two sides of a coin that are firmly interconnected with economic growth and, increasingly, social development. From bringing about disruptive ideas to creating new technologies and business models, entrepreneurs are able to see solutions and spot opportunities where others see problems. As a bank with a strong history of serving entrepreneurial clients through the generations, we are delighted to partner EY once again to recognize the remarkable achievements of Malaysia’s entrepreneurs while we continue to inspire the new generation to stay ambitious in the pursuit of success.”

The EOY 2022 Malaysia judges

The EOY 2022 Malaysia Top Nominees were selected by an independent panel of judges guided by a set of globally benchmarked criteria.

The EOY 2022 Malaysia panel of judges comprised the following:

  • Ms Low Ngai Yuen - Group Chief Merchandise and Marketing Officer, AEON (M) Berhad
  • Mr Kamarul A Muhamed - Founder and Group CEO, Aerodyne Group
  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Sta Maria - Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat
  • Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
  • Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift - CEO, Bursa Malaysia Bhd
  • Dato' Hazimah Zainuddin - Founder and Group Managing Director, Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd
  • Mr Raymond Siva – Senior Vice President Digital Investment, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

The EOY 2022 Malaysia sponsors

The EOY 2022 Malaysia awards programme is also proud to have these organisations on board in support of entrepreneurship:

BFM Media Sdn Bhd

Bits and Pixels Sdn Bhd

Bursa Malaysia

Credit Suisse

Nanyang Siang Pau Sdn Bhd

The Edge Malaysia and The Edge CEO Morning Brief

For more information about the EOY Malaysia programme, please visit

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