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                                                                                                                                     achievers: those who                                                               Nomination Facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nominations would be analysed to verify
                                                                                                                                    dare to move forward                                                                that the entrepreneur or the company has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        successfully identified risks and taken the
                                                                                                                                   with vision and action.                                                              necessary initiatives, to lead and inspire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        others, to soar against challenges, plan and
                                                                                                                  rising                Those who made a                                                                implement sound and effective strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and demonstrated their forte, whether lo-
                                                         Presenting Asia Pacific's most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs.     difference. In honour of                                                              cally or internationally. Most importantly,
                                                        Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards recognise business leaders for                                                                                             their entrepreneurial spirit must have been
                                                        outstanding entrepreneurship as judged by an independent panel of          top entrepreneurs and                                                                proven through track records.
                                                          judges. APEA is accorded to the exemplary few who have shown
                                                            outstanding performance in building and leading businesses.                  their enterprises"                                                             Anyone who is associated with a successful
                                                          Winners are the torch-bearers for their countries - people who truly                                                                                          entrepreneur can encourage them to enter.
                                                                       represents the best of entrepreneurship.                                                                              ORGANISER                  This includes employees, customers, com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pany advisors, family and friends. You may

                                                             Our objective is to enhance the awareness of the importance of
                                                               entrepreneurship amongst the general public and in turn,
                                                                 stimulate the growth of local and regional brands and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        also enter yourself or your own company.

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APEA2009 are given in honour of enterprising men and
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women who have proven their enterprising spirit, whilst not       Special Ac I                              . ation only)
neglecting the social responsibilities that come with busi-       Entrepreneur of the Year 2009                                       OFFICIAL CHINESE                             OFFICIAL ENGLISH
ness leadership.                                                  Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2009                                  MEDIA PARTNER                                MEDIA PARTNER
                                                                  Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009
We welcome your nominations in the following categories:          The winners are extraordinary individuals that possess true
                                                                  enterprising spirit. The creme de la creme of entrepreneurs,
                                                                  these winners are likely to be leaders of multiple businesses
Category 1:
                                                                  or a public listed company, having built the company from
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Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards                                                                                                     HONG KONG ECONOMIC TIMES
Awarded to outstanding individuals who have demonstrat-           scratch or have taken the company to new heights since tak-       www.hket.com
ed entrepreneurial attributes that make them role models          ing over the reins.
                                                                                                                                                                        REGIONAL MEDIA PARTNERS
for emerging entrepreneurs, including the tenacity and per-
severance to continue innovating and making a difference
under adverse situations and environments.
                                                                  Criteria: Nominees must fulfill the same criteria as those in
                                                                  Category 1. Women Entrepreneur of the Year winner must                           ~ IIR~§icI:
                                                                  be the CEO or possess majority shareholding of the business.
                                                                  Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner must be an entrepre-                                                                OFFICIAL TV
These individuals continue to provide the vision and direc-
                                                                  neur who is 35 years old and below and has demonstrated                                                                                                         ... ....
tion to their companies and are poised to be captains of
their respective industries in the future.                        that business acumen and entrepreneurial traits recognise

Criteria: Nominees must be in continued leadership of a reg-
istered business (public listed or non-listed) for no less than
                                                                  no age boundary.

                                                                  Lifetime Achievement Award
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3 years, with a cumulative turnover of no less than USD 10        Presented to individual(s) who has demonstrated outstand-                                                Supporting Organizations                                       .. ..
million in the past two years.                                    ing entrepreneurial spirit and deserved to be honoured and
                                                                  remembered by generations to come.                                                                                                                                                  .   .   ....        ..... .... .

Category 2:
Most Promising Entrepreneurs Awards
Winners are entrepreneurs that have displayed outstanding
                                                                  Investment in People Award
                                                                  An entrepreneur or enterprise that has demonstrated clear
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ..                       ..   ....
                                                                  and continued investment in people development and wel-
accomplishments in the past and present and have the vi-
                                                                  fare and a peope-first corporate culture.
sion and plans to lead their companies to be leading busi-                                                                         ~rjJ tI             II    fi     •     -e-
nesses in the near future.                                                                                                         -.Ii·   The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
                                                                  Responsible Entrepreneurship Award
                                                                  An entrepreneur or enterprise that has demonstrated a cul-
Criteria: Nominees must be in continued leadership of a reg-
                                                                  ture of socially and environmentally responsible entrepre-                                                              Managed by
istered business for no less than 1 year, with an annual turn-
                                                                  neurship.The winner will be a role model on how businesses
over of no less than USD 1 million in the past one year.
                                                                  and social and environmental concerns can co-exist and be
                                                                  mutually beneficial.
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2008 / 2009
                                                                                           Board of Advisors
Schedule             23 July 2008      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                              Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Hj. Abdul Razak
                                                                                           Tan Sri Dr. Hadenan A. Jalil
                     25 August 2008    Jakarta, Indonesia                                  Hermawan Kartajaya
                     29 August 2008    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam              Tan Sri Daro’ Sri Izzudin Dali
                                                                                           Tan Sri (Dr.) R V Navaratnam
                     March 2009        Singapore
                                                                                           Datuk Dr. Victor Wee
                     March 2009        Hong Kong
                     April 2009        Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam                           President
                                                                                           William Ng
                     June 2009         Manila, the Philippines
                     July 2009         Bangkok, Thailand                                   Executive Director
                     July 2009         Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                              Ooi Tong Chien
                     August 2009       Jakarta, Indonesia
                     August 2009       Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam              Head Office
                     August 2009       China                                               33-5-3A, Block C, Jaya One,
                                                                                           72A, Jalan Universiti,
                     October 2009      HangZhou, China
                                                                                           46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
                                              (Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Forum 2009)   [t] : +603 7955 3325
                                                                                           [f ] : +603 7955 3326

Advisors             Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Haji Abdul Razak, Chair
(as at 30/11/2008)   Ambassador-at-Large,
                     Former Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

                     Tan Sri Dr. Hadenan Abdul Jalil
                     Former Auditor General, Malaysia

                     Hermawan Kartajaya
                     President, World Marketing Association, Indonesia

                     Tan Sri Izzudin Dali
                     Former Secretary General of the Treasury, Malaysia
                     Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Ramon Navaratnam
                     President, Transparency International
                     Datuk Dr. Victor Wee
                     Chairman, Programme Committee of United Nations World Tourism organization (UNWTO)

Categories           Lifetime Achievement Award
                     Entrepreneur of the Year
                     Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
                     Young Entrepreneur of the Year
                     Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards
                     Most Promising Entrepreneur Awards
                     Responsible Entrepreneurship Award
                     Investment in People Award

Criteria             Quantitative
                     Min. annual turnover:
                     USD 1 million for Most Promising Entrepreneur Awards
                     USD 10 million for other categories
                     Business sustainability
                     Selected financial ratios

                     Quality of entrepreneurship and leadership
                     Investment in People
                                                                                                                Asia Pacific
                     Responsible Entrepreneurship
                     Other criteria as determined by Board of Advisors                      APEA                Entrepreneurship

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners - Malaysia 2007
                Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
                Datuk Bridget Lai Group Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
                                                                                                          Asia Pacific

                Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award                                      APEA     Entrepreneurship
                Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Teh Hong Piow Chairman, Public Bank Berhad

                Responsible Entrepreneurship Award
                Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad / TV3

                Investment in People Award
                Hitachi Asia (M) Sdn Bhd

      Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards
       * Dato' Hj. Ameer Ali Bin Mydin, Managing Director,
        Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad
       * Lee Boon Huat, Managing Director, Amove Resources Sdn Bhd
       * Norman Abdul Halim, CEO, KRU Berhad
       * Kenneth Vun, President / Managing Director, FTEC Resources Berhad
       * Juraisan Bin Mohammad, Managing Director, JRM Services Sdn Bhd
       * Leo Ariyanayakam, CEO, Scicom (MSC) Berhad
       * Lee Tee Hua, Chairman, Lubeworld Holdings Sdn Bhd
       * Goh Cheh Yak, Managing Director, Gintell (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Dr. Haminuddin Bin Abd Hamid, ICEO, Ideal Healthcare Sdn Bhd
       * Roselina Tan Sri Mahmood, Managing Director, Mahmood Security (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Peder Bohlin, Managing Director, Jotun (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Subee Palanisamy, CEO, Malaysian Aluminium & Alloys Sdn Bhd
       * Dato' Tan Hock San, President/Chairman, FSBM Holdings Berhad
       * Ravee a/l Packirisamy, International Ambassador, Tasly Group
       * Jimmy Lim Lai Ho, Managing Director & Group CEO, Tokai Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Dato' Idrus Bin Mohd Satha, President/CEO, Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd
       * Kim Knud Hansen, Managing Director, Maersk Malaysia Sdn Bhd
       * Mazlan Bin Muhammad, Managing Director, MM Vitaoils Sdn Bhd
       * Michael Yip Nine Guan, Country Manager, EGL Eagle Global Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd

                                   Most Promising Entrepreneurship Awards

                                     * Ar. Azim A. Aziz, CEO, ATSA Architects Sdn Bhd
                                     * Peter Siak Hin Ng, Managing Director, Compumed Services Sdn Bhd
                                     * Danny Leong, CEO, Cuscapi Berhad
                                     * Brandon Lau Boon Leong, Director, EOA Automobile (M) Sdn Bhd
                                     * Nuraslina Zainal Abidin, CEO, Genaxis Sdn Bhd
                                     * Airique Soo Chung Yee, Group CEO, Hwa Tai Industries Berhad
                                     * Jumaatun Binti Azmi, Managing Director, Kasehdia Sdn Bhd
                                     * David Teo Chew Huat, CEO, Metrowealth Movies Productions
                                     * Dato' Shamsudin Bin Hj Nor, CEO, Pantai Bharu Holdings Sdn Bhd
                                     * Sazaly Bin Hassan, Managing Director, Protellus (M) Sdn Bhd
                                     * Aminuddin Baki @ Sabtu Bin Esa, Group CEO, Scan Associates Berhad
                                     * Chew Chee Bor, Managing Director, SSF Construction Sdn Bhd
                                     * Kho Han Yao, Director/CEO, Trans Niaga Sdn Bhd
                                     * Patrick John Wee Ewe Seng, CEO, True Yoga Sdn Bhd
                                     * Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, Group Managing Director, Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners - Malaysia 2008
      Entrepreneur of the Year                     Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai
                                                   Chairman,Top Glove Corporation Berhad
                                                                                                                Asia Pacific
      Woman Entrepreneur of the Year               Dato’ Farah Khan
                                                   President, The Melium Group
                                                                                                   APEA         Entrepreneurship

      Young Entrepreneur of the Year               George Ang
                                                   Group Managing Director, Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd

      Lifetime Achievement Award                   Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama SM Nasimuddin SM Amin
                                                   Founder, Naza Group

      Special Achievement Award                    Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lim Kok Wing
                                                   Founder / President, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
      Investment in People Award                            * DiGi.com Berhad
                                                            * Northport (Malaysia) Berhad
      Responsible Entrepreneurship Award                    * Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Berhad
                                                            * Intel Malaysia

      Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards

       * Tengku Farith Rithauddeen, Group CEO, Skali Group
       * Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, AmAssurance Berhad
       * Phun Lee Ming, General Manager, Malaysia & Singapore, Atlas Copco (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Tan Sri Dato’ Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Group Managing Director, Boustead Holdings Berhad
       * Michael Yip Nine Guan, Managing Director, Ceva Freight Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd
       * David Tan Ah Ba, Managing Director, City Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Thed Cor Yong, Group Managing Director, CMG Holdings Sdn Bhd
       * Redza Rafiq, Managing Director, Cyberview Sdn Bhd
       * Dato' Ahmad Shukri Tajuddin, Group CEO, Kulim Technology Park Corporation Sdn Bhd
       * San Chin Choon, Managing Director, Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd
       * Chin Ten Hoy, Director / General Manager, Mayflower Acme Tours Sdn Bhd
       * Halmi Jasmin, Group Managing Director, [Metro Parking (M) Sdn Bhd]
       * Noorizah Haji Abdul Hamid, Managing Director, PLUS Expressway Berhad
       * Dato' Jamaluddin Abdul Kadir, Group CEO, Prima Agriproducts Sdn Bhd
       * Yap Yuen Thye, Chief Executive Officer, Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn Bhd
       * Dr. Ricky Lim Mok Guan, President & CEO, Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn Bhd
       * Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, Group Managing Director, Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd
       * Dato’ Patrick Tan & Dato’ David Hew, Co-Founders, Visiber Sdn Bhd

       Most Promising Entrepreneurship Awards

        * Peter Thong Sing Ping, Managing Director, Alphamatic Group of Companies
        * Ravishanker V. Thambiah, Managing Director, [Asiankom Communication (M) Sdn Bhd
        * Tony Looi Chee Hong, General Manager, Ban Lee Hin Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd
        * Muniyati Muhamad, Chief Executive Officer, Bernama Systems & Solutions Advisor Sdn Bhd
        * Hamie Appala Nakkiah, Managing Director, Biforst Holdings Sdn Bhd
        * Alvin Lim Wen Yeh, President, Big House Management Services Sdn Bhd
        * Haji Abdul Halim Alias, Managing Director, D'Subha Multi Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
        * Lai Chung Onn, Chief Executive Officer, DMF Technology Holdings MSC Sdn Bhd
        * Leow Yong Seang, Managing Director, Harian Shoes Sdn Bhd
        * Foong Wei Kuong, Chief Executive Officer, JF Technology Berhad
        * Tai Sing Nge, Managing Director, Maxima Franchise Sdn Bhd
        * Yee Kim Mun, Managing Director, Transkon Sdn Bhd
        * Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, Tune Money Sdn Bhd
        * Goh Wei Sing, Managing Director, Union Vector Technologies Sdn Bhd
        * Yong Yoon Ming, Managing Director, Writebest Sdn Bhd
        * Kenny Low Chin Koon, Managing Director, Wysen Industry Sdn Bhd
        * Previndran Sathurgasinghe, Chief Executive Officer, Zerin Properties
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners - Brunei 2008

      Entrepreneur of the Year                 Y.B. Dato Paduka AR. Haji Idris bin Haji Abas
                                               Founder & CEO, Arkitek Idris                                      Asia Pacific

      Woman Entrepreneur of the Year           Dayang Norizmah Ahmad Morshidi                    APEA            Entrepreneurship

                                               Director, Ideal Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
      Young Entrepreneur of the Year           Goh Kiat Chun
                                               Founder & Managing Director of Fitness Zone Brunei
      Lifetime Achievement Award               Pehin Kapitan China Kornia Di-Raja Dato Paduka Lau Ah Kok
                                               Founder of Hua Ho
      Special Achievement Award                Pehin Kapitan Lela Di-Raja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin
                                               Founder & Managing Director of GHK Group of Companies
      Investment in People Award                        G4S Security Services Sdn. Bhd.
      Responsible Entrepreneurship Award                Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Brunei

      Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards

       * Lt. Col (Rtd) Haji Mahmod Haji Yakop, Founder & Managing Director, AMRTUR Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
       * Awang Haji Abdul Saman bin Ahmad, Managing Director, Asaff Group
       * Tan Too Liang, Managing Director, BMC Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
       * Tan Chin Wan, Managing Director, B.T. Forwarding
       * Ong Bok Chuan, Managing Director, Energy Heavy Equipment Sdn. Bhd. (Brunei)
       * Haji Roni Bin. Haji Rosli, Executive Chairman, Galfar
       * Tuan Haji Adnin Bin Pehin Dato Perdana Menteri Dato Laila Utama Awang Haji Ibrahim S.M.B.,
         Chairman, Haji Adinin & Sons
       * Pengiran Haji Hassan B. PMSLD Pengiran Haji Damit, Managing Director, Halaqah (B) Sdn. Bhd.
       * Sng Sze Hiang, Managing Director, Intracorp (B) Sdn. Bhd.
       * Francis Lau Choo Yew, Managing Director, LCY Development Sdn. Bhd.
       * Ninan Chacko, Managing Director, NBT (Brunei) Sdn. Bhd.
       * Y.M. Awang Haji Amir B. Haji Osman, Managing Director, PTAS Sdn. Bhd.
       * Shaikh Haji Khalid B. Shaikh Haji Ahmad, Managing Director, Serikandi Group Sdn. Bhd.
       * Steven Kuan, Managing Director, Sin Hup Huat Co. Sdn. Bhd.
       * Jeremy Tan Kai Teck, Managing Director, T.L.T. Enterprise
       * Ramesh J. Bhawanani, Managing Director, Galleria YMRM

                              Most Promising Entrepreneurship Awards

                                * Lt. Col (Rtd) Afflon B. Dato Haji Hamidon, Managing Director, Altco Jaya Sdn. Bhd.
                                * Steven Pang, Proprietor & General Manager, Fabrica Interior Furnishing Co.
                                * Tan Soo Yong, Managing Director, Ken & Tan Sdn. Bhd.
                                * Hon Chin Kong, Managing Director, System Integra
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners - Indonesia 2008

      Entrepreneur of the Year                   Sandiaga Uno                                                     Asia Pacific
                                                 CEO, Saratoga Capital                     APEA                   Entrepreneurship

      Woman Entrepreneur of the Year             Dr. Martha Tilaar
                                                 Founder and Chairperson, Martha Tilaar Group
      Lifetime Achievement Award                 Dr. Ir. Ciputra
                                                 Founder / Chairman, PT. Ciputra Group
      Investment in People Award                          * PT Pertamina
                                                          * PT Astra Honda Moto
      Responsible Entrepreneurship Award                 * PT HSBC Indonesia
                                                         * PT Bursa Efek Indonesia / Indonesia Stock Exchange

      Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards
       * Stanley Setia Atmadja, President Director, PT. Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk.
       * Liu Samuel Yu, President Director, PT. Asrigita Prasarana
       * Hiramsyah Sambudhy Thaib, President Director & CEO, PT. Bakrieland Development, Tbk
       * Ali Yong, Director, P.T. Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.
       * Pramukti Surjaudaja, President and CEO, PT. Bank NISP Tbk.
       * Kosin Soemawidjaja, President Director, PT. Eka Dharma Jaya Sakti
       * Chand Ratan Dugar, President Director, PT. Elegant Textile Industry
       * Eteng A. Salam, President Director, PT. Elnusa, Tbk.
       * Hasnul Suhaimi, President Director, PT. Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk. (XL)
       * Dr. Ing. Gunadi Sindhuwinata, President Director, PT. Indomobil Sukses Internasional Tbk.
       * H. M. Syahrial Yusuf, President Director, LP3I
       * Jeffrey Koes Wonsono, President Director, PT. Multipolar Tbk.
       * Dr. BRA Mooryati Soedibyo, President Director, PT. Mustika Ratu Tbk.
       * Adi Rusli, Managing Director, PT. Oracle Indonesia
       * Satrijanto Tirtawisata, Chief Executive Officer, PT. Panorama Sentrawisata Tbk.
       * Saripin Taidy, President Director, PT. Probesco Disatama
       * Ir. Triharyo Soesilo, President Director / CEO, PT. Rekayasa Industri
       * Retno Iswari Tranggono, President Director, PT. Ristra Indolab
       * Asep Sulaiman Sabanda, President Director, PT. Santika Duta Nusantara

                                         Most Promising Entrepreneurship Awards
                                           * Hendy Setiono, President Director, PT. Baba Rafi Indonesia
                                           * Yoris Sebastian, Chief Creative Officer, OMG Creative Consulting
                                           * Yuliasiane Sulistiyawati, Managing Director, PT. Pazia Pillar Mercycom
                                           * Andrie Trisaksono, Director, PT. Tri Cahya Inti Cipta
                                           * Reza V. Maspaitella, President & CEO, PT. VALDO International
                                           * Drs. Ec. Peter Wongso, CEO, Wong Hang Distinguished Tailor
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners by Business Nature

                                          Malaysia 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                Asia Pacific

       Number of Winners
                                                 IT               Manufacturing                               Others                                                                            Entrepreneurship

           6                                                                                                                                                              2009

                                 Engineering              Logistics                            Service

               Automotive Banking




                                                                                                                                          Malaysia 2008                             Service
                                                                                          Number of Winners


                                                                                           8                                     IT

                                                                                           7                                                   Manufacturing                                  Others

                                                                                           6        Engineering


                                                                                           4                                                              Real Estate

                                                                                           3                                                                            Tele-



                                                Brunei 2008
     Number of Winners                                                                               Others




               Engineering                Manufacturing



                             Healthcare                       Oil & Gas




                                                                                                                                          Indonesia 2008
                                                                                           Number of Winners                                                                                  Others



                                                                                                8                                                                                   Service



                                                                                                5                      Banking

                                                                                                4                                Beauty Care
                                                                                                3     Automotive                            Engineering     IT     Development



Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Past Winners by Business Size

                                                                                                      Asia Pacific

                                                                                        APEA          Entrepreneurship

                            Malaysia 2007



                                                                        Malaysia 2008

                                                                  10%                    12%


                            Brunei 2008
                        7%              7%


                                                                    Indonesia 2008



            USD '000 000      USD '000 000              USD '000 000                     USD '000 000
            ( <1.0) small     (1.0 - 10.0) medium       (10.0 - 100.0) medium-large      (> 100.0) large
                                                                                                           Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009                                                    APEA          Entrepreneurship

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)                                                                2009
What is APEA?                                                  Are nominations confidential?
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 is a regional    Nominations are sealed upon receipt by the ICO. These
recognition programme for outstanding entrepreneurs            are then submitted to the appointed auditors in
across Asia. It is also a platform for business leaders and    batches for audit and review purposes. An indepen-
leading entrepreneurs in the region to network, share
intelligence and form lifetime acquaintances.                  dent judging panel comprising business leaders,
APEA2009 is organised by Enterprise Asia, a regional           academics and retired senior government and political
nongovernmental organization, and managed by indepen-          leaders will review evaluation reports submitted by the
dent country organisers (ICO).                                 auditors and the ICO on shortlisted candidates. Infor-
                                                               mation about nominees is not released to anyone else
Who is eligible?                                               without prior approval.
The Award is open to any owner or CEO of any business          However, by submitting your nomination, you agree to
enterprise in Malaysia. To be eligible to receive an award,    allow the auditors and/or the ICO to perform such
the nominee must be either:                                    checks and audits as deemed appropriate, including
                                                               credit reviews and checks and with credit agencies. Site
    The owner-manager who is responsible for the com-
    pany's day to day performance,                             inspections, peer-review and other authentication
                                                               measures may also be undertaken to ensure recipients
    The founder of the business who retains a substantial      of APEA2009 meet the strict criteria set by Enterprise
    percentage (20% or more) of the company's equities,        Asia. Additionally, the ICO and Enterprise Asia will use
    or                                                         your names and official biodatas as submitted by you
                                                               in press and publicity activities should you win the
    The CEO of the company (with or without equity             Awards.
    interest) for 3 years or more and has increased the
    company's financial performance since taking over the      Auditors, judges and staff members of ICO and Enter-
    rein.                                                      prise Asia are required to sign non-disclosure docu-
                                                               ments prior to their engagement, and are governed by
Additionally, there is a minimum revenue requirement:
US$1 million (last financial year) for Emerging Entrepreneur   APEA2009 Charter on confidentiality.
Category and US$ 10 million (past three financial years) for
Outstanding Entrepreneur Category. This requirement may        What are the judging criteria?
be waived or relaxed by the Organisers and/or the ICO for
certain industries or circumstances.                           The judges will take both quantitative and qualitative
                                                               criteria into consideration in deciding on the winners.
                                                               Besides evidence of sustained business growth, judges
The nominee for the Malaysia Region can be of any nation-      are also required to take into consideration the entre-
ality. However, the business must have substantial opera-      preneur's investment in people and his belief and
tions in Malaysia and/or is founded in Malaysia. Anyone can    action in supporting responsible entrepreneurship.
nominate an entrepreneur including the entrepreneur            Additional qualitative criteria such as leadership
himself or herself.
                                                               qualities, vision, direction and 'story; and peer and
                                                               industry recognition are also taken into consideration.
Who can submit a nomination for consideration?
                                                               If you have won other Awards in the past, this will be
Anyone who is associated with a successful entrepreneur        taken into consideration as well. However, winning
can nominate the entrepreneur. This includes family            other Awards are no guarantee that you will meet the
members, employees, bankers, lawyers, advertising and PR       stringent criteria of APEA2009, as the APEA2009 are
agencies or the entrepreneur himself/ herself.                 benchmarked against regional yardsticks.
                                                                                                           Asia Pacific

                                                                                             APEA          Entrepreneurship

What do winners get?                                           All nominees are subject to the same stringent checks
                                                               and criteria of APEA2009.Judges are not informed of the
Winners receive the coveted APEA2009 trophy in solid           source of nomination or the nominees' relations to
metal, with pure gold or pure silver lining depending on       sponsors or their voluntary contribution, if any, to the
the category won, a Certificate of Achievement and such        Awards.
prizes as may be provided by sponsors.
                                                               What if I do not have all the required
Winners will also be invited to the Asia Pacific Entrepre-     documentations?
neurship Forum 2009 in HangZhou, China, where they will
be joined by APEA winners from other countries, and other      The Awards are judged on both quantitative and qualita-
top business and political leaders around the region.          tive criteria, the basis for which are derived from your
More importantly, winners receive the ultimate recognition     nomination form and supporting documentations. Chief
as being in a class of their own -the creme de la creme of     of this are your audited accounts. If you do not have the
entrepreneurs within their own country.                        latest audited accounts, we accept unaudited manage-
                                                               ment accounts, provided that you also submit audited
How are APEA2009 financed?                                     accounts for two preceding years. If your accounts show
                                                               declining revenue and/or profit, and this is due to
As a non-government initiative, APEA2009 is financed           circumstances beyond your control, you may submit
solely via sponsorship and donations by companies and          additional notes to justify such declines.
                                                               You will find that the efforts taken to compile all the
APEA2009 Charter prohibits ICOs from receiving any             required documentations to be worth the time and
financial aid from nominees and/or winners, except for the     effort, as these allow you to rediscover certain strengths
purchase of dinner tables, exhibit space and advertise-        and weaknesses of your company and yourself that you
ments. Such financial aids are disclosed to the Main           may have overlooked in the past.
Organisers by ICOs via a Declaration of Interest Form.
                                                               What if I have more than one business?
Do I have to pay anything for the Awards?
There is a fixed Nomination Fees to cover administrative       You have the option of submitting documentations from
expenses and audit fee and is set at USD 100 for any           the leading company or from multiple companies. These
countries nominees. Please note that Nominees are not          should be submitted in one nomination form to avoid
required to pay for any other fee, and if you are approached   duplication.
by any party requesting payment of any other fee, kindly
report to info@enterpriseasia.org.                             Who will be presenting the Awards? Where and when
                                                               will the Awards be given?
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 is an
independent, non-governmental platform to honour               The Awards presenter, and the venue and date of the
                                                               Awards Presentation Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be
leading entrepreneurs across Asia. We are not linked to any    determined jointly by Enterprise Asia and the ICO based
government body, association or commercial entity, save        on
for sponsorship or promotional purposes. Any claim of          suitability and availability of the presenter, venue, dates
association and/or representation by any other party other     and the progress of judges and auditors.
than the APEA2009 Secretariat should be reported to us.        Winners will be notified after the Final Judging and
                                                               Deliberations and will be given ample time to prepare for
                                                               the Awards Presentation including submission of official
                                                               biodata, corporate video, and so on.
                                                               All nominees are reminded that only official written
                                                               communications originating from either Enterprise Asia
                                                               and/or the ICO are to be considered valid.
                                                                                                         HONG KONG

                                                                                                         Key Deadlines
                             Nomination Form                                                             Nomination Submission: 15 February 2009
                                                                                                         Audit / Verification:  28 February 2009
                             Category (please tick one )
                               Category 1: Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards
                               Category 2: Most Promising Entrepreneur Awards
                               Category 3: Outstanding Achievements (by invitation only)
          Asia Pacific

APEA      Entrepreneurship



 Company Name

 Business Registration
                                                                                Date of Incorporation

 Primary Address

 Postal Code                                                                    Country

 Tel. No.                                                                       Fax No.

 Authorised Capital                                                             Paid-up Capital

 Nature of Business                                                             Website

 Contact Person


 Mobile No.                                                                     Email

 No. of Employees                                                               Total Annual Payroll
                                                                                (in local currency)

 Total Training / Education Budget (as % of Annual Payroll) ______________%

 2.0           CEO INFORMATION

 Owner / CEO Name


 Mobile No.                                                                     Email

 ID / Passport No.                                                              Nationality

 Is the company founded by you?                  YES       NO If no, state date of involvement / commencement of position: ________________

 Years in Industry                                                              Years in Company

 Years in Present                                                               Highest Academic
 Position                                                                       Qualification
 Certification /
 Accreditation (if any)
 Previous Awards
 won (if any - company /
3.0       OTHERS
Investment (in local currency) spent on the following functions for the last financial year and as a percentage of sales. This includes
payroll and all direct expenses. Documentary proof may be requested.
Total Sales                             _______________ (_______%)                     Financial Year:
Corporate Social Responsibility         _______________ (_______%)                     From: ___________
Education and Training                  _______________ (_______%)                     To: ______________
IT Infrastructure and Software          _______________ (_______%)
Research and Development                _______________ (_______%)
Marketing and Branding                  _______________ (_______%)

Please attach the following documentation with your Nomination Form.
Failure to provide complete documentary support may render your nomination void or adversely affects your chances of winning

Category 1 / 2
 Business Registration Certificate
 Business / Trade License
 Photocopy of ID / Passport of Owner/CEO
 Latest Audited Accounts (unaudited management accounts may be submitted, but subject to audit by appointed auditors)
 Brochures / Websites Print-out
 Curriculum Vitate of Owner/CEO
 Company Profile
 Additional information as outlined in Awards Information Kit
 Testimonials / Letters of Recommendation (if any)

Group 3 Categories
 Any supporting documentation as requested by the Selection Committee

You may also submit any supporting documentation not listed but which you feel may support your nomination.

I hereby declare that the information submitted herein and as supporting documentation are to my best knowledge, true and verifiable. I under-
stand and agree that should any of the information submitted herein and as suppor ting documentation are found to be factually incorrect or are
designed to mislead the judges, my nomination will be voided, and if I’ve been declared a winner, my award will be rescinded. I declare that I am
not related to any staff of the Organisers or to any judges appointed by the Organisers (except normal business relationship, if any). I further
declare that I have not attempted and will not attempt in any manner, monetary or otherwise, to influence the decisions of the Organisers and/or
the judges.

Authorised Signatory

Name:                                                       Date:

IMPORTANT! Please include USD100 with every Nomination Form mad e in favour of “Creative Consulting Group Inc. Limited”.
This non-refundable nomination fee will cover administrative expenses and nomination audit fee.

Date Received                                                           Date Audited

Category                                                                CODE

                                                                        Nomination Fee
Processed by                                                            Received

WARNING! The only fee payable for Nomination is the Nomination Fee as outlined above. If you are approached by anyone to pay for
any other fee on top of the stated Nomination Fee, please contact wh.lai@enterpriseasia.org immediately.

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