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Recognising Singapore's Most Exceptional Business Leaders

#SBRManagementExcellenceAwards

SBR Management Excellence Awards

The Singapore Business Review Management Excellence Awards is now accepting nominations to recognise country's most outstanding leaders! 

If your company has a noteworthy individual or team who made a huge contribution to your business' success, nominate them for the awards. The program will also honor employee engagements and COVID management initiatives that made a positive impact to its workforce or customers. 

The program had awardees from some of the biggest companies in Singapore for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. Past winners include top-level executives, teams, and outstanding employee engagement initiatives from Gardens by the Bay,  Astra Zeneca, Tokio Marine Insurance, LazadaSP DigitalPan Pacific HotelsKaspersky, UOL, OCBC Bank, ARA Asset Management, BreadTalk GroupAIAThe Fullerton HotelsGreat Eastern Life Assurance, and many more.

Submission Opens:
Jul 19, 2021
Submission Closes:
Oct 29, 2021
Awards Presentation Day:
Nov 30, 2021

Watch our trailer for SBR Management Excellence Awards

TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

This award for me is a recognition of the hard work that I put in, but at the same time it is also an award that will gi...

Henry Chu Heng Hwee Group CEO, BreadTalk Group

I’m extremely grateful for the recognition and would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my team at The Fullerton Heri...

Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale General Manager, The Fullerton Heritage

It is really a good testament to the effort put in by the whole team. We would like to thank Singapore Business Review f...

- Tan Kang Wee Head of Policy Services, AIA Singapore

Personally, I’m honoured and proud. My team and I are very proud that we received this award. In Daikin, we believe in p...

Liu Shaw Jiun Managing Director, Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Watch videos from past winners

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Christopher Teo, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: AstraZeneca Asia IT & Digital Team

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Smarten Spaces

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Kyowa Kirin Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Simranjit Singh, Guardant Health AMEA

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: BoardRoom Singapore

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Wacker Chemicals (South Asia) Pte. Ltd.

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: BIPO Service (Singapore) Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Adelyn Ong Meei Chyi, China Mobile International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Sudhir Agarwal, Everise

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Martin-Immanuel Bittner, Arctoris

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Princeton Digital Group

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Lazada Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Sales & Marketing Team, Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Why should you enter

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your winning project in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your initiatives be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for elite business leader, the Singapore Business Review. Its print platform is published quarterly with circulation of 25,000 copies, while its online arm sbr.com.sg offers daily fresh and unique content with over 221,000 unique active users every month.

Meet the Judges

Wai Keat Cheang

Wai Keat Cheang

Partner, Consulting

Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Irving Low

Irving Low

Head of Advisory (Consulting)

KPMG Singapore 

David Chew

David Chew

Regional Managing Partner

Deloitte Risk Advisory Southeast Asia

Roger Loo

Roger Loo

Executive Director

BDO Consultants Pte Ltd

Joshua Ong

Joshua Ong

Managing Partner

Baker Tilly

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

  • Nominees will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the nomination form and supporting documents submitted.

  • The awards are for:

    • Top-level executives, innovative individuals, and dynamic teams who launched successful and notable new projects or innovations

    • Employee engagement initiatives that significantly enhanced the company's business

    • Covid management initiatives that either helped the company or its customers to navigate current headwinds due to the pandemic

  • Nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are obliged to attend the awards ceremony and book any of the winner's package options to secure your slots at the hotel or digital awards presentation and interview. Email julie@charltonmediamail.com to know more about the winners package pricing and entitlements. 

  • The awards will be given per industry category.

ELIGIBILITY

  • For Executive/Innovator & Team of the Year categories - The executive, innovator or team must be able to showcase their remarkable contributions to the success and growth of their companies in the last 12-24 calendar months. 

  • For COVID Management & Employee Engagement Initiative  categories - The company should have launched a new project, innovation, strategy or initiative that made a positive impact to its workforce and/or customers, not more than 24 calendar months ago.

CATEGORIES

The awards will be given in the following categories per industry:

  • Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, President, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Employee Engagement of the Year
  • Covid Management Initiative of the Year

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Automotive Services
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Broadcasting
  • Brokerage
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Services
  • Cargo Handling
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Building construction
  • Commercial Real Estate Trust
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software
  • Conglomerates
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products - Durables
  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Data Center
  • Data Privacy
  • Department Stores
  • Dining & Entertainment
  • Diversified Services
  • Education
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Manufacturing Solutions
  • Food Safety
  • Fraud and Compliance Management
  • Fundraising
  • Furniture and fixture
  • General Insurance
  • Health Products & Services
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Human Resource Technology
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Industrial Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance Broker
  • Internet/New Media
  • Investment Banking
  • IT Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Luxury Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Services
  • Materials & Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Motion Picture & Video
  • Music
  • Non-Profit or Government Organizations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Remittance
  • Residential Building construction
  • Residential Product Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Television
  • Training and Development
  • Transportation
  • Travel Services
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wholesale

 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, Chairman, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)

  • Achievements - How did the executive's exceptional leadership help drive the company's growth?

  • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the executive encountered in moving the company forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

  • Innovation - What new ideas did the executive introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Innovator of the Year

  • Uniqueness - What are the unique and innovative initiatives that the innovator have spearheaded? 

  • Success - Discuss the innovator's recent notable contributions in pioneering the solution which led to the significant growth of the company.

  • Effectiveness - How effective was the innovation and how did it impact the company?

Team of the Year

  • Achievements - What are the team's remarkable contributions to the company's growth?

  • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the team encountered in driving growth? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

  • Innovation - What new ideas did the team introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Strategy - What are the recent strategies implemented to engage the company's employees and enhance fulfilment with their careers?

  • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce?

COVID Management Initiative of the Year 

  • Strategy - What are the recent initiatives implemented to navigate current headwinds due to the pandemic? What strategies were launched to motivate the workforce or solutions to help your customers during the challenging time of the pandemic?    
  • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce, the company's business and/or customers? 

HOW TO ENTER?

1. Go to the online nomination form.

2. Read the nomination guidelines.

3. Fill out the required fields.

  • Company and entrant details

  • Chosen category and industry

  • Title

  • 500-word summary about the executive/innovator/team/initiatives' success and achievements

  • Attach 3 photos related to your entry (required)

  • Attach supporting documents (optional) to strengthen your submission

  • Client or employee testimonials (optional)

  • Achievements

  • Chosen winner's package

4. Once you're done, you will receive an email confirmation of your nomination.

Note: Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each separately. 

NOMINATION AND WINNERS PACKAGE PRICING

Nomination is free. If your company wins, you are obliged to attend the awards presentation and book any of the winner's package options. To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email julie@charltonmediamail.com

Please Note:

Due to the current pandemic, the physical awards dinner will not happen this year. As an alternative, we will conduct Individual Hotel Presentation and Interview at Conrad Centennial or a Digital Awards Presentation and Interview via Zoom video conferencing. 

Further details and guidelines will be disclosed to the winners upon announcement of results via email. 

Watch samples of a digital presentation and interview here.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 29 October 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: November 2021

Past Winners

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

  • Chemicals- Dr. Mohammad Hossein Davood Abadi Farahani, Founder & CEO, SEPPURE Pte Ltd
  • Non-Profit or Government Organizations- Kelvin Kong Chiu Wen, Founder, Voices Of Asia
  • Biotechnology- Martin-Immanuel Bittner MD DPhil, CEO, Arctoris Pte Ltd
  • Technology- Samir Neji, CEO. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Pte Ltd


Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year

COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Technology - People Experience Team , PALO IT Singapore
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Executive of the Year

  • Architecture - Karen Cvornyek, B+H Architects (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  • Pharmaceuticals - Raman Singh, Mundipharma

  • Education - Zeenath Kuraisha, Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Academy Pte Ltd

  • Talent Development and Engagement - Joseph Wong, TRAININGGEARASIA PTE LTD

  • Logistics - Syed Ali Ridha madihid, iCommerce Asia

  • Media & Entertainment - Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship

  • Human Resource Technology - Kannan Chettiar, AVVANZ

Innovator of the Year

  • Business Services - Angela Sim, Ence Marketing

  • Insurance - AIA Singapore Team, AIA Singapore

Team of the Year

  • Market Research Consulting - Consulting Group, Asia Insight

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Banking - Royal Bank of Scotland

Executive of the Year

  • Food & Beverage - Steen Puggaard, 4FINGERS PTE LTD

  • Financial Services - Ng Beng Tiong, ARA Asset Management Limited

  • Consumer Products (Non-Durables) - Dr Andy Adhiwana, Auric Pacific Group Limited

  • Patent Research - Deepak Syal, GreyB Services

  • Materials & Construction Industry - William Tan Kwang Hwee, Ley Choon Group Holdings Ltd

  • Agriculture - Wong Chiak Yeen, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific

  • Transportation - Desmond Kuek, SMRT Corporation Ltd

  • Consulting - Joan Koh, The Nielsen Company (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  • Real Estate - Roy Ling, Vingroup JSC

Innovator of the Year

  • Life Insurance - AIA Singapore Team, AIA Singapore

  • Business Services -Dr. Patrick Khor,iBosses Pte Ltd

  • Real Estate - Steven Tan & Team, OrangeTee.com Pte Ltd

Team of the Year

  • Oil & Gas - MODEC Management Services HR Team

  • Advertising - Moove Media

  • Agriculture - Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific - Agriculture Business Division

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Business Services - Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore

  • Health Products & Services - Farrer Park Hospital

  • Marketing Research - Kadence International

  • Banking -OCBC Bank – Business Banking Commercial Service Centre

  • Consulting - The Nielsen Company (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Executive of the Year

  • Financial Services - Lawrence Chai, 3E Accounting Pte. Ltd

  • Consulting - Margaret Manning OBE, Adelphi Digital Consulting Group

  • Food & Beverage - Regina Lee, Amplitude Inc. Holdings Pte Ltd.

  • Retail - Anders Peter Juel Sauerberg, Norbreeze Group Pte. Ltd.

  • Hotel - Allen Law, Park Hotel Group

  • Diversified Services - Foo Jiann Wen, Radius Group of Companies

  • Manufacturing - Jimmy Teo, Wittman Battenfeld (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

  • Building Services & Facilities - Anthony Koh Thong Huat, IsoTeam Ltd

  • Technology - Colin Bruce Thoms, Fast Flow Singapore Pte Ltd.

  • Resort - Moe Ibrahim, Bintan Lagoon Resort

Innovator of the Year

  • Financial Services - AIA Singapore

  • IT Services - MuRho Solutions

Team of the Year

  • Diversified Services - Radius Group of Companies

  • Real Estate - UOL Group Ltd. Senior Executives Gwee Lian Kheng, Liam Wee Sin & Wellington Foo

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Julie Anne Nunez

(+65) 3158 1386 ext. 221

awards@charltonmediamail.com

Meet the Judges

Wai Keat Cheang

Wai Keat Cheang

Partner, Consulting

Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Irving Low

Irving Low

Head of Advisory (Consulting)

KPMG Singapore 

David Chew

David Chew

Regional Managing Partner

Deloitte Risk Advisory Southeast Asia

Roger Loo

Roger Loo

Executive Director

BDO Consultants Pte Ltd

Joshua Ong

Joshua Ong

Managing Partner

Baker Tilly

Event Photos

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TESTIMONIALS

Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Christopher Teo, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: AstraZeneca Asia IT & Digital Team

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Smarten Spaces

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Kyowa Kirin Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Simranjit Singh, Guardant Health AMEA

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: BoardRoom Singapore

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Wacker Chemicals (South Asia) Pte. Ltd.

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: BIPO Service (Singapore) Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Adelyn Ong Meei Chyi, China Mobile International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Sudhir Agarwal, Everise

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Martin-Immanuel Bittner, Arctoris

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Princeton Digital Group

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Lazada Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Sales & Marketing Team, Pan Pacific Hotels Group

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Choe Peng Sum, Pan Pacific Hotels Group

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Chris Lee, Medtronic

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Felix Loh Chee Wai, Gardens by the Bay

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Michel de Rijk, S4 Capital

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Margaret Heng, SHATEC

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Sudhir Agarwal, Everise

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Digital Business Team, The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Michael Chiay, Managing Director, TBR Global Chauffeurin

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Andrew Ong, Flywire

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Delane Lim, Polygon Asia & FutuReady Singapore

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Brad Robinson, Ritual Gym

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Nicholas Lim, The Travel Corporation

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Ramadas Senthil Kumar, Tera-Barrier Films Pte Ltd

SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Prof Sattar Bawany, Centre for Executive Education

News

The 7th SBR Management Excellence Awards is now accepting nominations

Jul 28, 2021
Categories:
HR & Education

Deadline for entries is on 29 October 2021.


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Lazada Singapore's quick response to COVID-19 earns SBR Management Excellence Award

By
Janine Ballesteros
Dec 17, 2020
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Online supermarket RedMart by Lazada hired and trained displaced workers and gave them a livelihood.

Lazada Singapore has won the award for the COVID Management Initiative of the Year - Retail in Singapore Business Review’s...

Medtronic reaps two awards in SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020

By
Paul Howell
Dec 03, 2020
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The company is commended for effective employee engagement and executive leadership.

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, supports its employees in delivering on its mission “to alleviate...

ESET recognised for COVID Management and Executive Leadership in the cybersecurity category

By
Janine Ballesteros
Dec 03, 2020
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The cybersecurity firm leveraged its 30 years of industry experience to help businesses cope with the new normal.

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has clinched the ‘COVID Management Initiative of the Year’ award while...

Guardant Health AMEA wins Team of the Year and Executive of the Year at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020

By
Paul Howell
Dec 03, 2020
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

You can send an entry via the online nomination form where you have to fill in details about your company and the product that you wish to enter. You also have to submit a 500 word write up summarizing your product details and why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per industry on each category ie. "Executive of the Year - Computer Software", "Executive of the Year - Banking", etc.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Yes, you may send 2 entries for a maximum of two categories. One online form is equivalent to one entry so if you are nominating multiple entries, please enter each separately.

Who are eligible to nominate?

Are you an executive who made a remarkable contribution to your organisation? Are you a leader who is transforming your company to be the best in your industry? Then nominate for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!

Does your boss deserve to be recognised for his hard work and dedication? Does your boss inspire you and your colleagues to be at their best selves despite the hurdles of the pandemic? Then nominate him/her for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR!

Are you a leader with innovative ideas that made a positive impact to your business or your client? Have you introduced unique innovation that sets you apart from the other players in your industry? Then nominate for the INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR!

Has your team launched successful initiatives that are innovative and cutting-edge? Are you part of an amazing team that highly contributed to the success and growth of the company? Then nominate for the TEAM OF THE YEAR!

Have you launched successful initiatives that highly motivated your employees to give their best at work? Do you have programs to ensure that your workforce is rewarded and well-recognised for their hard work and commitment?  Are your employees driven and happy to be part of a successful company? Then  nominate for the EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT OF THE YEAR!

Have you introduced new and effective ways to navigate the challenges of the pandemic? Have you launched initiatives that motivated your workforce despite the hurdles of the pandemic? Have you launched solutions that made a positive impact to your client during this pandemic? Then  nominate him/her for the COVID MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR!

What is Singapore Business Review?

Singapore Business Review (SBR), the definitive magazine catering to business elites of Singapore and the rest of South East Asia.

Founded in 2001, SBR is the only business magazine in Singapore guaranteed to reach senior decision makers in the top 1,700 companies with combined sales of $692 billion and 94% of listed companies.

Its print platform is published quarterly with circulation of 25,000 copies, while its online arm sbr.com.sg offers daily fresh and unique content with over 221,000 unique active users every month.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

We do understand the current situation with COVID-19. As our priority is the safety of our guests, there will be no physical awards dinner this year. Thus, SBR will hold an individual awards presentation and interview at Conrad Centennial Singapore or digitally via Zoom conference (whichever is your preference).

Click here for samples of digital presentation and interview.