Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 Celebrates Taiwan Industry Leaders Spearheading Asia’s Resurgence

15 September 2023

The prestigious Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 celebrates Taiwan’s trailblazing business leaders and enterprises who have played instrumental roles in spearheading Asia's resurgence on the global stage. Organized annually in 16 markets by regional NGO Enterprise Asia, the Awards presents Asia's largest award networking platform. Themed “Capturing Opportunities in a Resurgent Asia”, the APEA 2023 aims to utilize its influential platform to accelerate Taiwan’s economic resurgence by encouraging enterprises to take advantage of Asia’s post-pandemic recovery and view it as an opportune time for growth.

The Awards was graced by Mr. Ho, Chin-Tsang, Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Administration, Dr. Eugene Chien, Ambassador-at-large for Climate Change and Sustainability of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Advisor to Enterprise Asia, Ms. Aznifah Abdul Ghani, President of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre, and Mr. Steven Shih, Deputy CEO of KPMG Taiwan, the Official Assurance Partner of APEA 2023 Taiwan.

The award recipients were selected from over 150 nominees through a rigorous evaluation process by a jury of prominent judges across four categories: Master Entrepreneur, Inspirational Brand, Fast Enterprise, and Corporate Excellence.

Since 2007, the Awards has been organized all over the region with past recipients comprising Taiwan's Douglas Tong Hsu, Hong Kong’s Francis Lui and Lawrence Ho, TTC Vietnam's Dang Van Thanh, Thailand's Somphote Ahunai, Cuckoo Malaysia's Hoe Kian Choon, Indonesia’s Hary Tanoesoedibjo and Mochtar Riady, India’s Adi Godrej, and the Philippines’ Dennis Anthony Uy.

Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia, stated in his welcome speech, “Now is the time for Taiwan to seize the opportunities in the region with unwavering determination and collective efforts. Through cross-sector collaborations, businesses can access a dynamic and growing market with a talented workforce and a culture of innovation. Taiwan’s strengths in technology, manufacturing, and research and development are the competitive advantages that business leaders must leverage to forge deeper ties with our regional partners.”

Among the notable awardees are Mr. Peter Chen, Chairman of Qisda Corporation, and Dr. Yong-fen Hsieh, CEO of Materials Analysis Technology Inc., who stand as beacons of inspiration and whose exceptional leadership have not only achieved remarkable success in their respective industries but also contributed significantly to the growth and prosperity of Taiwan.

Further outstanding awardees include Fwusow Industry Co., Ltd. under the Fast Enterprise category, China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and Kindom Development Co., Ltd. under the Inspirational Brand category, and Aces Electronics Co., Ltd., DFI Inc., and Pharmaessentia Corp. under the Corporate Excellence category.

The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2023 Taiwan Chapter is supported by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), with KPMG Taiwan as the Official Assurance Partner. PR Newswire is the Official News Release Distribution Partner and, Commercial Times, and SME Magazine are the Media Partners.


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 an investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs, and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, uplift the economic status of people across Asia, and ensure a legacy of hope, innovation, and courage for future generations. Please visit for more information.

About Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards is the region's most prestigious award for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation, and sustainable leadership. The Award provides a platform for companies and governments to recognize 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 16 countries/ regions and markets all over Asia. For further information, please visit