Entrepreneur Of The Year

Past awards

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Nominees who excel across the six judging criteria will be recognized as winners of befitting award titles that are designed to reflect their unique qualities or achievements. Find out who our past winners are.

  • 2017 winners

    Dr. Shi Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Nanofilm Technologies International Pte Ltd, has emerged as the EY Enterpreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2017 Singapore at the 16th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore. Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, officated at the gala as a guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Chia Yoong HuiChia Yoong Hui
    Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Ascenz Pte Ltd






    EY EOY winner - Sia Teck ChongSia Teck Chong
    Co-founder, Director and Chief Technical Officer
    Ascenz Pte Ltd
    Maritime Technology Solutions
    EY EOY winner - Lennon TanLennon Tan
    Group Chairman
    JK Tech Group
    Financial Services Technology Enablement
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Shi XuDr. Shi Xu
    Founder and Executive Chairman
    Nanofilm Technologies International Pte Ltd
    Advanced Manufacturing
    EY EOY winner - Derrick YapDerrick Yap
    Chief Executive Officer
    PBA International Pte Ltd
    Diversified Engineering
  • 2016 winners

    David Low Chor Hoon, Chairman and CEO of Futuristic Store Fixtures Pte Ltd, has emerged as the EY Enterpreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2016 Singapore at the 15th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore. Mr. Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, officated at the gala as a guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Lawrence LeowLawrence Leow
    Chairman and CEO
    Crescendas Group
    Diversified Industries
    EY EOY winner - David Low Chor HoonDavid Low Chor Hoon
    Chairman and CEO
    Futuristic Store Fixtures Pte Ltd
    Manufacturing Supply Chain
    EY EOY winner - Helene RaudaschlHelene Raudaschl
    Managing Director
    Indoguna Singapore Pte Ltd
    Food and Beverage Distribution
    EY EOY winner - Dato’ Sri Dr. Lim Yong GuanDato’ Sri Dr. Lim Yong Guan
    Chairman
    Soo Kee Group Ltd
    Lifestyle and Retail
  • 2015 winners

    Dr. Michael Tan, Group CEO and co-founder of Fullerton Healthcare Group, has emerged as the EY Enterpreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2015 Singapore at the 14th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Milenia Singapore. Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Secretary-General National Trades Union Congress officated at the gala as a guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Michael TanDr. Michael Tan
    Group CEO and Co-Founder
    Fullerton Healthcare Group Pte Ltd
    Health Care
    EY EOY winner - Forrest LiForrest Li
    Founder, Chairman and Group CEO
    Garena
    Internet and Mobile
    EY EOY winner - Neo Kah Kiat, PBMNeo Kah Kiat, PBM
    Founder, Chairman and CEO
    Neo Group Limited
    Food and Beverage
    EY EOY winner - Mark LeeMark Lee
    CEO
    Sing Lun Holdings Ltd
    Manufacturing
  • 2014 winners

    Dr. Kar Wong, Group Managing Director of Advanced Group of Companies, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2014 Singapore at the 13th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore this evening. Ms. Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs officiated at the gala as guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Kar WongDr. Kar Wong
    Managing Director
    Advanced Group Of Companies
    Engineering Services and Process Equipment
    EY EOY winner - Susan ChongSusan Chong
    Chief Executive Officer
    Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd
    Sustainable Packaging Solutions
    EY EOY winner - Ong Tze BoonOng Tze Boon
    Group Executive Chairman
    ONG&ONG
    Professional Services
    EY EOY winner - Alfred ChuaAlfred Chua
    Managing Director
    The Wok People Pte Ltd
    Food and Beverage
  • 2013 winners

    Chocolatier Paul Loo Lip Giam, Group CEO of Focus Network Agencies (S) Pte Ltd, emerged as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013. The result was announced at the EY EOY Awards Gala held on 14 November 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry officiated at the gala as guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Paul Loo Lip GiamPaul Loo Lip Giam
    Group CEO
    Focus Network Agencies (S) Pte Ltd
    Retail and Consumer Products
    EY EOY winner - Loi Pok YenLoi Pok Yen
    Group CEO
    CWT Limited
    Logistics
    EY EOY winner - Glenndle SimGlenndle Sim
    Executive Chairman and CEO
    Mencast Holdings Limited
    Marine and Offshore Engineering Services
  • 2012 winners

    Guest-of-Honor, Minister for Education, Mr. Heng Swee Keat and 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders and esteemed guests honored the five winners of the EOY 2012 awards at the awards gala held on Tuesday, 27 November at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. John Lim of ARA Asset Management was announced as Singapore’s representative for the coveted EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year award, which will be held in June 2013 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - John LimJohn Lim
    Group CEO
    ARA Asset Management Limited
    Financial Services
    EY EOY winner - Douglas BenjaminDouglas Benjamin
    COO
    F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd
    Lifestyle and Retail
    EY EOY winner - Martin GuiMartin Gui
    Managing Director
    Facility Link Pte Ltd
    Commercial and Industrial Services
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Shahzad NasimDr. Shahzad Nasim
    Global CEO
    Meinhardt Group International Limited
    Engineering
    EY EOY winner - Mohamed Salleh MaricanMohamed Salleh Marican
    Founder and CEO
    Second Chance Properties Ltd
    Business and Consumer Products
  • 2011 winners

    This year, EY celebrated 10 years of entrepreneurial excellence at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore at the awards gala held on 24 October 2011. Richard Eu, Group CEO of Eu Yan Sang International, took home the top honor of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Singapore. Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs was the guest-of-honor. More than 500 guests including entrepreneurs, business leaders and students joined in this joyous celebration.

    Next June, Richard will represent Singapore to compete with 50 other top entrepreneurs from around the world for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 title in Monte Carlo. We wish him success!

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Richard EuRichard Eu
    Group CEO
    Eu Yan Sang International Ltd
    Traditional Healthcare
    EY EOY winner -Dr. Derek GohDr. Derek Goh
    Executive Chairman and CEO
    Serial System Ltd
    Electronic Components Distribution
    EY EOY winner - Andrew TjioeAndrew Tjioe
    Executive Chairman
    Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) Ltd
    Lifestyle
    EY EOY winner - Tan Wee BengTan Wee Beng
    Director
    Wee Tiong (S) Pte Ltd
    Emerging
  • 2010 winners

    The winner for the ninth EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Singapore award was announced during our gala dinner held on 2 December 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Ms. Olivia Lum of Hyflux Limited won the top honor, in addition to taking home the award for entrepreneurial excellence in environmental solutions. We were honored to have then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense, Mr. Teo Chee Hean, grace the event as Guest-of-honor. The moment was also witnessed by many leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Olivia LumOlivia Lum
    Group President and CEO
    Hyflux Limited
    Environmental Solutions
    EY EOY winner - John TanJohn Tan
    Chief Executive
    ACR Capital Holdings Pte Ltd
    Financial Services
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Ng Chin SiauDr. Ng Chin Siau
    CEO and Founder
    Q & M Dental Group (Singapore) Ltd
    Healthcare Services
  • 2009 winners

    After months of judging, the eighth EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Singapore awards culminated in the gala dinner on 18 November 2009, which was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Transport, officiated as Guest-of-honor at the gala, which was attended by leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    In addition to the top honor, which was awarded to Arnaud Vaissié, cofounder, Chairman and CEO of International SOS, EY presented two other awards for entrepreneurial excellence in international healthcare and natural resources.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Arnaud VaissiéArnaud Vaissié
    Cofounder, Chairman and CEO
    International SOS
    International Healthcare
    EY EOY winner - Richard OngRichard Ong
    CEO
    Straits Asia Resources Limited
    Natural Resources
  • 2008 winners

    After months of judging, the seventh EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Singapore awards culminated in the gala dinner on 27 November 2008 which was held at The St. Regis., Singapore. Minister for Finance, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, graced the event, which was attended by leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    We honored the following three winners of this year’s awards and among them, Sunny Verghese, Group Managing Director and CEO of Olam International Limited, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Singapore.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Sunny George VergheseSunny George Verghese
    Group Managing Director and CEO
    Olam International Limited
    Commodities Supply Chain
    EY EOY winner - Ong Pang AikOng Pang Aik
    Executive Chairman
    Lian Beng Group Ltd
    Construction
    EY EOY winner - Sim Giok LakSim Giok Lak
    Chairman/Managing Director
    Zicom Holdings Pte Ltd
    Industrial Products
  • 2007 winners

    The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Singapore awards gala, which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel on 28 November 2007, saw a gathering of Singapore’s leading business figures. Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Defence, graced the event as Guest-of-honor.

    Six outstanding entrepreneurs were awarded the following titles. Dr. Robert Yap of YCH Group emerged as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Singapore.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Robert YapDr. Robert Yap
    Chairman and CEO
    YCH Group Pte Ltd
    Logistics
    EY EOY winner - Nash BenjaminNash Benjamin
    CEO
    FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd
    Lifestyle
    EY EOY winner - David LokeDavid Loke
    Group Managing Director
    Tru-Marine Pte Ltd
    Marine Engineering
    EY EOY winner - Dr. Stephen RiadyDr. Stephen Riady
    Executive Director
    Auric Pacific Group Limited
    Strategic Investment
    EY EOY winner - Richard TayRichard Tay
    Group Managing Director
    YHI International Limited
    Manufacturing
  • 2006 winners

    The fifth EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore awards ended on a high note on 21 November 2006, at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Mr. Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, for Trade and Industry, was the Guest-of-honor.

    Mr. David Teo of Super Coffeemix Manufacturing Ltd was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore 2006. He is also one of the following three category winners.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - David TeoDavid Teo
    Chairman and Managing Director
    Super Coffeemix Manufacturing Ltd
    Manufacturing & Business Services
    EY EOY winner - Jagdev Singh GillJagdev Singh Gill
    Executive Director/Chief Executive
    RSH Limited
    Lifestyle & Consumer Services
    EY EOY winner - Dr. George QuekDr. George Quek
    Chairman
    BreadTalk Group Ltd
    Emerging
  • 2005 winners

    Mr. Vikas Goel, Chairman and Group Managing Director of eSys Technologies Pte Ltd, emerged as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore 2005. The result was announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore 2005 Awards Banquet held on 9 March 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry officiated at the gala as guest-of-honor.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Vikas GoelVikas Goel
    Chairman and Group Managing Director
    eSys Technologies Pte Ltd
    Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Ng Boon HooNg Boon Hoo
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sunningdale Precision Industries Ltd
    Business & Industrial Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Ho Kwon PingHo Kwon Ping
    Executive Chairman
    Banyan Tree Holdings Pte Ltd
    Lifestyle, Hospitality & Retail Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • 2004 winners

    The winner for the third EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore 2004 award was announced during our awards banquet held on 1 November 2014, at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Mr. Tay Liam Wee of Sincere Watch Limited won the top honor, in addition to taking home the award for Lifestyle & Retail Entrepreneur Of The Year. We were honored to have Acting Second Minister for Finance & Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Raymond Lim, grace the event as Guest-of-honor. The moment was also witnessed by many leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Tay Liam WeeTay Liam Wee
    Chairman and Executive Managing Director
    Sincere Watch Limited
    Lifestyle & Retail Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Victor Tan Hor PeowVictor Tan Hor Peow
    Founder, Managing Director and CEO
    Accord Customer Care Solutions Limited
    Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Sam Goi Seng HuiSam Goi Seng Hui
    Executive Chairman
    Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd
    Services & Business Products Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • 2003 winners

    After months of judging, the second EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003 Singapore awards culminated in the gala dinner on 30 October 2003, which was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Acting Minister for Education, officiated as Guest-of-honor at the gala, which was attended by leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    In addition to the top honor, which was awarded to Ron Sim, Founder of Osim International Ltd, EY presented two another award for Master Entrepreneur Of The Year.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Ron SimRon Sim
    Founder
    Osim International Ltd
    Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Olivia LumOlivia Lum
    Founder
    Hyflux Ltd
    Manufacturing & Industrial Products Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Sunny VergheseSunny Verghese
    Managing Director
    Olam International Ltd
    Services Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • 2002 winners

    After months of judging, the first EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002 Singapore awards culminated in the gala dinner on 4 October 2002 which was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Minister for the Environment, Mr. Lim Swee Say, graced the event, which was attended by leading members of the business community in Singapore.

    We honored the following three winners of this year’s awards and among them, Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman and CEO of Venture Corporation Limited, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002 Singapore.

    Winner Category
    EY EOY winner - Wong Ngit LiongWong Ngit Liong
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Venture Corporation Limited
    Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Steve TingSteve Ting
    Founder and Executive Chairman
    Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd
    Business Services & Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year
    EY EOY winner - Henry (Henn) TanHenry (Henn) Tan
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Trek 2000
    Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore Academy was launched in 2005 and comprises past honorees of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Singapore awards. This select group of outstanding entrepreneurs has been instrumental in shaping Singapore’s entrepreneurial landscape and inspiring the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.

The Academy has opened up excellent networking opportunities for like-minded entrepreneurs through informal gatherings held regularly, facilitating the exchange of ideas, building strong relationships and fostering new business ties.

Committee members

President: Wong Ngit Liong
Members:

Richard Eu
Dr. Steven Fang
Peter Koh
Sim Giok Lak
Henn Tan
Tay Liam Wee