Outstanding Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and Organisations Honored at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

2019-10-08 16:03 766

TAIPEI, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve outstanding Taiwanese entrepreneurs and organisations were honored at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 or APEA, led by Far Eastern Group's Chairman and CEO, Douglas Tong Hsu and Hiwin Technologies Corp.'s Global Chairman and CEO, Dr. Eric Y.T. Chuo.

Outstanding Taiwanese entrepreneurs and organisations honoured at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019
Outstanding Taiwanese entrepreneurs and organisations honoured at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

This is the award's 13th year, and Taiwan is the sixth market to organise the awards this year, out of the awards' 14 markets. An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the region leading NGO, APEA is the largest regional recognition programme, with over 3,000 nominations received each year, and less than one tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets.

With the theme of 'Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship', over 300 attendees were present at the by-invitation only awards ceremony in Taiwan, comprising of industry leaders and dignitaries including Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, chairman of Enterprise Asia; Ms. Mei-Hua Wang, "Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Taiwan"; Ms. Sharon Ho, President of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre, Taipei; Ms. Betty Hu, "Deputy Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan"; Dr. Eugene Chien, Ambassador-at-Large of Taiwan and advisor to Enterprise Asia; Dr. Niven Huang, Regional Leader of KPMG Sustainability Services in Asia Pacific and Dato' William Ng, president of Enterprise Asia.

In Taiwan, APEA is supported by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA); KPMG Taiwan as the Official Assurance Partner; Plaza Premium First as the Airport Lounge Partner; PR Newswire as the News Release Distribution Partner; and Commercial Times and SME Magazine as Official Media Partners.

Over the past thirteen years, over 2,000 of the most senior entrepreneurs in Asia has received the APEA, including Malaysia's Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay, Tan Sri Azman Hashim and Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow, Indonesia's Chairul Tanjung, Mochtar Riady and Ciputra, Thailand's Kobchai Chirathivat and Rit Thirakomen, Philippines' Henry Sy and Tony Tan, Singapore's Kwek Leng Beng and Sam Goi, and India's Adi Godrej and Rahul Bajaj.

Dr. Fong said, "We are gratified by the continued interest in the programme. 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."

Besides Douglas Hsu, Chairman and CEO of Far Eastern Group who was accorded the Special Achievement Award and Dr. Eric Chuo, Global Chairman and CEO of Hiwin Technologies Corp., who was accorded the Entrepreneur of the Year, other notable winners of the APEA Taiwan chapter include First Steamship Co., Ltd. and Trade-van Information Service Co. who accolade under the corporate excellence category.

Dr. Fong added, "We are proud to be the oldest business awards program in Asia and have been privileged to shine the spotlight on some of Taiwan's exception 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."

PR Newswire is the News Release Distribution Partner of APEA 2019 Taiwan.


Special Achievement Award

Mr. Douglas Tong Hsu
Chairman & CEO of Far Eastern Group

Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Eric Y.T. Chuo
Global Chairman & CEO of Hiwin Technologies Corp.
Industrial & Commercial Products Industry

Outstanding Category

Mr. Jack Chen
Chairman & CEO of PLANET Technology Corporation
Telecommunications & ICT Industry

Mr. Alan Hsu Chien-Lung
Chairman of Trade-van Information Service Co.
Telecommunications & ICT Industry

Corporate Excellence Category

First Steamship Co., Ltd.
Retail Industry

Fwusow Industry Co., Ltd
Food & Beverage Industry

Lotus Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

PharmaCore Biotech Co., Ltd.
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

Sundia MediTech Company, Ltd.
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

Trade-van Information Service Co.
Telecommunications & ICT Industry

Walsin Technology Corporation
Manufacturing Industry

Wishing Software Development Co., Ltd.
Telecommunications & ICT Industry

Media Contact

Ms Koo Tse Chien
(60) 3 7803 0312

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 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 14 countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit

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Source: Enterprise Asia