|By PR Newswire||
|August 19, 2014 05:01 PM EDT||
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Twelve of Indonesia's finest entrepreneurs were honoured with Asia's most coveted award for entrepreneurs. The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards or APEA is a regional recognition program organized by Enterprise Asia, since 2007. The Awards are presented to a handful of entrepreneurs across Asia and the Pacific each year, with award ceremonies held in over 12 countries every year.
Recipients in Indonesia this year were selected from amongst 80 shortlisted candidates, ranging from talented young entrepreneurs to experienced industrialists. The final 12 were announced by Enterprise Asia at a grand awards ceremony in Jakarta, where all winners were presented with their trophies and certificates by the Chairman of Enterprise Asia, Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn.
The judging structure of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards is amongst the toughest in the word. This incorporates pre-screening by Enterprise Asia's team of analysts, compulsory site audits and interviews with each of the 80 shortlisted candidates as well as verification by the official accountants, RSM AAJ Associates.
As a winner from the Outstanding Category, President Director of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero), Ignasius Jonan quoted, "The most effective way to lead is by giving example".
The Indonesian chapter of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards enters its 6th year, and through the awards, Enterprise Asia hopes to encourage and stimulate economic growth in the region.
Dr Fong explained that, "the APEA is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship; by receiving this recognition, it's not just glory for these deserving entrepreneurs, but also motivation and encouragement to them, to continue what they are doing and taking their businesses to the next level. In doing so, not only are they growing their empire, they're also providing more business and employment opportunity to the locals, and it is this element which spurs the country's economy forward".
The awards were conferred at an invitation only awards ceremony at JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. The ceremony was graced by Dr Ir. Muhammad Taufiq, State Minister Expert for International Relationship, Ministry of Cooperatives & SMEs, Indonesia, accompanied by the Chairman of Enterprise Asia, Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn, President of Enterprise Asia, Dato' William Ng as well as Lt. General Sudhir Sharma, Advisor to Enterprise Asia. The highlight of the night was the exclusive Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which was conferred to Mdm Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Chief Executive Officer of Sintesa Group, one of Indonesia's premier conglomerates, that spans 4 industries:Property, Industry, Energy, and Consumer Products.
Full Recipient List of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014 Indonesia
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
Chief Executive Officer
PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk
PT Computrade Technology International (CTI)
PT Elabram Systems
Deputy Group Managing Director
PT Electronic City Indonesia Tbk
PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero)
Most Promising Category
PT Aimfood Manufacturing Indonesia
PT Diansyah Dinamika Warna
CEO – President Director
Chief Executive Officer
PT Hanson International Tbk
R. Agus Santosa
PT IBS Insurance Broking Service
PT Michelindo Food International
Michelle E. Surjaputra
President Director / CEO
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia work with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation.
Launched in 2007 the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards are the region's most prestigious awards for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation and sustainable leadership. The Awards provide a platform for companies and governments to recognise entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices and growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, it groups together leading entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship and serves as a by-invitation only networking powerhouse. The program has grown to encompass 12 markets such as Hong Kong, Thailand, India and China, to name a few.
For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org/APEA.
.Media Contact: Naina Bajaj, Enterprise Asia, +60378030312, [email protected]
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