Nominations would be analysed to verify that the entrepreneur or the company has successfully identified risks and taken the necessary initiatives, to lead and inspire others, to soar against challenges, plan and implement sound and effective strategies and demonstrated their forte, whether locally or internationally. Most importantly, their entrepreneurial spirit must have been proven through track records.
Anyone who is associated with a successful entrepreneur can encourage them to enter. This includes employees, customers, company advisors, family and friends. You may also enter yourself or your own company.
How to Submit Your Nomination
Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the Secretariat, or fill up the online form. Awards for individuals can be submitted by the nominee or by an authorized proposer. Please note that Category 3 is by invitation only and no nomination is accepted. However, invitees may be required by the Organising Committee to submit such documentations as may be deemed necessary.
If you feel that the nomination is of extraordinary and unparalleled merit, you may also propose an additional Category 3 Achievement Sub-category. Your proposal will be reviewed accordingly prior to submission for the consideration of the Panel of Judges.
The APEA are granted at the sole discretion of the awards Panel of Judges who include market-driven, customer-centric business, academic and political leaders and audited by the appointed Auditors. In the event that the Panel of Judges decides that there is no worthy achiever in any category, the particular category may not be awarded.
Winners will also be eligible to participate in the upcoming Asia Entrepreneurship Forum (AEF) and have full access to all activities and networking sessions organized or hosted by Enterprise Asia.
The award is open to any owner or CEO of any business enterprise and the nominee must be either:
- Owner-manager who is responsible for the company’s day to day performance
- Founder of the business who retains a substantial percentage (20% or more) of the company’s equities;
- CEO of the company (with or without equity interest) for 3 years or more and has increased the company’s financial performance since taking over