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18 awardees lauded for their exceptional business practices at the SBR Management Excellence Awards & Business Ranking Awards 2018

Over 160 corporate leaders from different industries graced the event.

Singapore Business Review successfully recognised outstanding executives and firms at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2018 held at Conrad Centennial Singapore on 22 November that gathered over 160 corporate leaders.

Back on its fourth year, the SBR Management Excellence Awards awarded trailblazing individuals and teams whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for their company's operations.

This year’s winners were judged by an elite panel that includes Henry Tan, Managing Director at Nexia TS; David Chew, Executive Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Southeast Asia; Lim Wei Wei, Partner, Practice Leader, Governance and Risk, Baker Tilly TFW; Pardeep Singh Khosa, Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier; and Yang Eu Jin, Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP.

Meanwhile, the School of Postgraduate Studies of PSB Academy graced the event to claim their award as one of the providers of the largest MBA programmes in Singapore.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Management Excellence Awards 2018

Executive of the Year

Biotechnology - Dr. Allen Lai Yu-Hung, ACT Genomics (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Food & Beverage - Henry Chu Heng Hwee, BreadTalk Group

Media & Entertainment - Ron Tan, Cityneon Holdings Limited

Product Manufacturing - Liu Shaw Jiun, Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Technology - Shashank Dixit, Deskera

Business Services - Bertrand Saillet, FCM Travel Solutions

Financial Technology - Marc Mathenz, Fiserv Inc.

Retail - Vanessa Claudina Jerah, Genesis Retail Pte Ltd

Manufacturing - Raymund Chua, Heraeus Asia Pacific Holding Pte Ltd

IT Services - Stephan Neumeier, Kaspersky Lab Singapore Pte Ltd

Pharmaceuticals - Raman Singh, Mundipharma

Computer Software - Damien Wong, Red Hat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Hospitality & Leisure - Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, The Fullerton Hotels & Resorts

Innovator of the Year

Life Insurance - AIA Singapore Team, AIA Singapore

Team of the Year

Life Insurance (Team of the Year) - Strategy and Transformation, The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd

Technology - Marketing Team, PALO IT

Employee Engagement of the Year

Manufacturing (Employee Engagement of the Year) - Heraeus Asia Pacific Holding Pte Ltd

Business Ranking Awards

Provider of Largest MBA Programmes - School of Postgraduate Studies, PSB Academy

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