The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Regional Edition Honors Business Leaders and Enterprises Navigating the Post-Pandemic Reset

20 October 2022

The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Regional Edition honors 25 exemplary business leaders and enterprises across Asia which excelled and showcased unparalleled resilience and growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Awards were presented by H.E. Tun Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak, the Governor of Penang. The award recipients were selected from over 150 submissions received from 16 markets through a rigorous evaluation process by a jury of prominent judges across four categories: Master Entrepreneur, Inspirational Brand, Fast Enterprise, and Corporate Excellence.

Organized annually in 16 markets since 2007 by Enterprise Asia, the Awards’ past recipients include TTC Vietnam's Dang Van Thanh, Thailand's Somphote Ahunai, Cuckoo Malaysia's Hoe Kian Choon, Hong Kong’s Lui Che-Woo and Lawrence Ho, Indonesia’s Hary Tanoesoedibjo and Mochtar Riady, China’s Xu Rongmao, India’s Adi Godrej, Taiwan's Douglous Tong Hsu, and the Philippines’s Dennis Anthony Uy.

Among the notable awardees are Dr. Steve Mark Gan, President & CEO of the Phillippines’ Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC) Group of Companies, and Goh Thian Teck, CEO of Malaysia’s Bataras Sdn Bhd, under the Master Entrepreneur category, Hong Kong’s CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited and the Philippines’ AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. under the Fast Enterprise Category, Thailand’s FWD Life Insurance Public Company Limited and Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc under the Inspirational Brand category, and Indonesia’s Kalbe Consumer Health and India’s Aspire Systems under the Corporate Excellence category.

Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia, stated in his welcome speech that “All award recipients have demonstrated exemplary entrepreneurial spirit through their unmatched determination and perseverance in spite of the pandemic. They are living proof of how responsible entrepreneurship continues to be a key driver in fostering sustainable economic growth in the post-pandemic era, paving the path to positioning Asia at the top of the worldwide economic reset.”

The APEA 2022 Regional Edition is endorsed by The Government of Penang; supported by the Association of Tourism Attractions Penang (ATAP), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), The Free Industrial Zone, Penang, Companies' Association (FREPENCA), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC), Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI), Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD), Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) – Penang Chapter, Malaysian Thai Chamber of Commerce (MTCC), Myanmar Business Executives (MBE), Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA), The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), Small and Medium Enterprises Association Malaysia (SAMENTA), Singapore Thai Chamber of Commerce (STCC), and Taiwan External TradeDevelopment Council (TAITRA); with PR Newswire as the Official News Release Distribution Partner; Digital Penang and Invest Penang as Strategic Partners; Bangkok Post, Business World Philippines, Hong Kong Economics Time, Kumparan Indonesia, and SME Magazine as 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 investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works 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. Please visit for more information.

About Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards is the region's most prestigious awards 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