15 Winners Honored at the 10th Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

2019-04-23 17:17 618

NEW DELHI, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 15 top entrepreneurs and enterprises were recognized at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2019 held at Hotel Andaz Delhi Aerocity, India on 18 April 2019.

Group photo of the Winners at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019, India
Group photo of the Winners at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019, India

With the theme of 'Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship', over 300 attendees were present at the by-invitation-only event, comprising of industry leaders, leading entrepreneurs and dignitaries including Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia; H.E. Dato' Hidayat Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner of Malaysia in New Delhi; Lieutenant General Sudhir Sharma, Advisor to Enterprise Asia; and Dato' William Ng, President of Enterprise Asia. The event was also supported by Skill India, an initiative under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Pernod Ricard India as the Official Beverage Sponsor; and Business Insider India and SME Magazine as Official Media Partners.

Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, APEA is a regional awards program which aims to recognize Asia's outstanding entrepreneurs and enterprises for demonstrating sustainable growth, responsible leadership and operational excellence.

As one of the largest business awards of its kind, APEA has a membership base of 2000 winners, with a total net worth of over USD 50 billion. The Awards ceremony is currently held in 14 countries and markets, including BIMP-EAGA, Brunei, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. This year, the committee received 80 by-invitation-only nominations in India across 24 industry categories.

Being an invitation-only event, APEA open doors for winners to join an exclusive alumni of who's who across Asia, providing them with the opportunity to share knowledge, form lifetime acquaintances, and receive complimentary access to the International Innovation Summit and International CSR Summit organized annually by the organization.

Mr. Ng shared, "This year marks the 10th year of running the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in India, and we are gratified by the continued interest in the program. We believe this is a reflection of the ongoing success of entrepreneurs and enterprises, as well as our steadfast commitment to upholding the highest standards of our global criteria."

He further commented, "The panel of judges were impressed by the quality and diversity of submissions this year and had the challenging task of evaluating and determining this year's top nominees. The Awards were given solely on merit and aimed to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity, passion, and commitment to excellence, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition."

Leading the list of winners was Mr Salil Singhal, Chairman Emeritus of PI Industries Ltd., who received the Special Achievement Award. The Award is only dedicated to one recipient per country, and winners are entrepreneurs who have shown remarkable performance in their communication of the visions, brands, and strategies, setting new standards, and leading their business to success over a sustained period of time. Other notable winners of the APEA include Mr Ashish Khemka, Chairman and Managing Director of AMN Life Science Pvt. Ltd (Outstanding Category); Baker Hughes, a GE Company (Corporate Excellence Category); and D-Link (India) Limited (Corporate Excellence Category).

According to Mr. Ng, "We are proud to be the oldest business awards program in Asia and have been privileged to shine the spotlight on some of India's exceptional game changers of tomorrow, whose entrepreneurial spirit in growing successful businesses have made a positive and enduring impact on their community and country. Beyond recognising the efforts of these extraordinary entrepreneurs and management teams behind responsible and dynamic businesses, we hope to encourage them to continue taking their businesses to the next level, and in the process, encourage even greater entrepreneurial activity. This is aligned to Enterprise Asia's purpose, Democratizing Entrepreneurship, Institutionalizing Sustainability and Empowering Innovation."


Special Achievement Award

  • Salil Singhal, Chairman Emeritus of PI Industries Ltd.

Outstanding Category

  • Ashish Khemka, Chairman & Managing Director of AMN Life Science Pvt. Ltd. for Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry
  • Vinay Sah, Managing Director & CEO of LIC Housing Finance Ltd Financial for Services Industry
  • Kodimule Shyamprasad, Founder & Managing Director of Vidya Herbs Pvt Ltd for Agriculture Industry                       

Corporate Excellence Category

  • Baker Hughes, a GE Company for Oil & Gas Industry
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd for Engineering Industry
  • Brilliant Corporate Services Pvt Ltd for Professional & Business Services Industry
  • D-Link (India) Limited for Telecommunications & ICT Industry
  • Daifuku India Pvt. Ltd. for Manufacturing Industry
  • Filatex India Ltd. for Manufacturing Industry
  • Heidelberg ProMinent Fluid Controls (I) Pvt Ltd for Manufacturing Industry
  • Hero Cycles Ltd for Consumer Goods Industry
  • Hitech Corporation Limited for Manufacturing Industry
  • Production Crew Entertainment Pvt Ltd for Media & Entertainment Industry
  • Vidya Vishwas Industries for Chemical & Plastic Industry

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. For further information, visit

About Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards is 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 14 countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit

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Source: Enterprise Asia