10th Edition of Asian Business & Social Forum, Pride of Asia Series Awards & Business Summit

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Pride of Asia Series Awards & Business Summit, and 3rd Edition – Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018 held at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore on 21st January 2019 was a magnificent event highlighted by the presence of Mr. Patrick Tay Teck Guan – Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC (Boon Lay), Singapore; His Excellency Dr Mohamed Omar Abdulla Balfaqeeh – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, United Arab Emirates; His Excellency Mr. O. L. Ameer Ajwad – Acting High Commissioner in Singapore, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; and His Excellency Khonepheng Thammavong – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (HOM) in Singapore, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Unable to attend, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had sent his video congratulating and sending his best wishes to the AsiaOne Magazine and URS Media. His message was played at the beginning of the Forum.

Together, several business, economy and cultural issues and Asia’s stupendous growth were discussed and celebrated at the highest level, and ways to improve investment in Asia were considered. As the theme of the Summit reflects, it was a high-level Business Summit where the emergence of Asia as a leading continental economy in the world was celebrated and relevant discussions were held, and some greatest Asian leaders of our time were felicitated. URS-AsiaOne magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. once again successfully created an unprecedented platform where highly intellectual and insightful thoughts were created on what’s best for Asia’s and the world’s future.

The Summit was organized by URS-AsiaOne magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. which is rapidly emerging as the Number 1 international media company towards the cause of business, political and social issues in the entire Asia & GCC region, thus supporting not only the Indian Government’s initiatives such as Skilling India, Digitizing India, and Incredible India, but also supporting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization’s targets.

3rd Edition – Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018, Knight of Honour Awards, AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year Awards, Guest of Honour Awards, AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Asians Under 40, Asia’s Greatest CXOs Awards, CSR Awards, India’s Fastest Growing Brands & Leaders, Bangladesh’s Fastest Growing Brands & Leaders, BlackSwan Film Industry Awards, Jury Awards, AsiaOne Eminent Guest Awards & BlackSwan Women Empowerment Principals Leadership Awards were organized at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore in association with Emaar Properties and Adani Realty.

Mr. Rajat Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner of URS Media Consulting P.L. and AsiaOne Magazine, was clear in his words that “10th Edition of Asian Business & Social Forum, Pride of Asia Series Awards & Business Summit, and 3rd Edition – Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018 have proved to be a milestone in creating an unprecedented platform that addresses the pressing business and social causes of the world. Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018 is also instrumental in bringing Iconic, Powerful, and Emerging brands and leaders of Asia on a common platform to discuss issues and potentials relevant to their respective strategic decisions, thereby innovatively unfolding a permeable screen of unprecedented mutual learning and growth. No other organization does that in India currently.”

Distinguished Dignitaries

The following distinguished dignitaries graced the Forum with their presence:

  • Mr. Patrick Tay Teck Guan – Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC (Boon Lay), Singapore

  • His Excellency Dr Mohamed Omar Abdulla Balfaqeeh – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, United Arab Emirates

  • His Excellency Mr. O. L. Ameer Ajwad – Acting High Commissioner in Singapore, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

  • His Excellency Khonepheng Thammavong – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (HOM) in Singapore, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year

AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year is an exclusive Intellectual Property Right of the AsiaOne magazine. It is for those who are exclusive, exceptional and extraordinary – people who have not only worked to place their brands globally, but have also embossed India on the world map. These extraordinary people have a generation looking up to them, aspiring to reach the personage excellence they are at. It is entirely made of those who have really made an indelible mark for other leaders to follow and generations to admire. Only par excellence leaders & brands from across the world are worthy of being selected as AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year 2018, and only 8 exclusive “AsiaOne Global Asian of The Year” were felicitated at the Summit for their special work in the industry and society:

  • Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder & Chairman, Summit Corporation Limited

  • Mr. Manwar Hossain, Group Managing Director, Anwar Group of Industries

  • Mr. Deepak Ohri, CEO, Lebua Hotels & Resorts

  • Engr. Md. Mehedi Hasan, Group Chairman, Omicon Group

  • Dr. Hema Divakar, Chairperson, Divakars Specialty Hospital

  • Mr. Radhakrishnan Chidambaram, Chairman, Buy Happy Marketing LLP & VIP Hair Color Shampoo

  • Dr. D. Vijay Krisshna, Founder & MD, Kolors Healthcare Group

  • Ms. Anusha Ravi, CEO, Park Group of Institutions

Guest of Honour Awards

  • Mr. J C Chaudhry – J. C. Chaudhry, Chairman, Akash Institute

  • Mr. Patrick Tay Teck Guan – Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC (Boon Lay), Singapore

  • Dr. Shahzad Nasim – Group Executive Chairman, Meinhardt Group (Singapore)

Winning Leaders and Brands

As it was a Summit of 16 industries, more than 100 Brand and Leader award winners were felicitated on 21st January 2019 with a presence of over 300 audience from all over Asia.

Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018

The following Leaders and their Brands received the Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018 Award:

  • Mr. R.K. Goyal, Managing Director, Kalyani Steels, India

  • Ms. Kirthi Reddy, Director, The Gaudium School, India

  • Mr. Kulwinder Singh Bassi, Chairman, CARFARE Group, Dubai

  • Mr. Sivakrishnarajah Renganathan, Managing Director & CEO, Commercial Bank, Sri Lanka

  • Mr. T.A.M. Nurul Basher, Managing Director, Bengal Telecommunication & Electric Corp. (Pvt.) Ltd (BETELCO) Bangladesh

  • Dr. P. Shyama Raju, Founder and Chancellor, REVA University, India

  • Mr. Pranav Adani, Managing Director, Adani Realty, India

  • Mr. Bantwal Ramesh Baliga, CEO, Watertec India

  • Mr. Tushan Wickramasinghe, Chairman – CEO, Capital TRUST Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka

  • Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries, India

  • Dr. Shahzad Nasim, Group Executive Chairman, Meinhardt Group (Singapore)

  • Mr. Ajay Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Fortrec Chemicals & Petroleum, Singapore

  • Mr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, Air Asia, Singapore

  • Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Founder & Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd Singapore

  • Mr. Prabhakar C, Managing Director, Gopalan Enterprises, India

  • Mr. Shalin Balasuriya& Mr. Shiwantha Dias, Co-Founders, Spa Ceylon, Sri Lanka

  • Mr. Preetam Lalwani – Managing Director & Mr. Vinod Lalwani Executive Director, Prayagh Nutri Products Private Limited, India

  • Mr. Sikandar Daredia, Chairman, Daredia Constructions India

  • Ms. Niru Agarwal, Managing Trustee, Greenwood High International School, India

  • Mr. Chatri Sityodtong, Founder, Chairman and CEO, ONE Championship Singapore

  • Dr. Lokiat Ullah, Executive Director, BioPharma Limited, Bangladesh

  • Mr. Ganshbabu Natesansubramanian, Chairman, SRV International School, India

  • Mr. Mostafizur Rahman, Managing Director, BM Energy (BD) Limited, Bangladesh

  • Mr. Nav Vij, CEO & Co- Founder, Cognifyx Infinitum, Singapore

  • Mr. Prabu M, Chairman, Fast Track India Pvt Ltd

  • Prof. M. Mala, Chairperson, Tagore Medical College & Hospital, India

  • Mr. V.G.S. Selvaraj, Chairman, VGS Housing Pvt Ltd, India

  • Mr. Surya Prakash Bagla, Chairman, Saltee Group, India

  • Col. David Devasahayam, Chairman & Managing Director, Radiant Cash Management Services Pvt. Ltd, India

  • Mr. Vikas Malu, Chairman, Kuber Group, India

  • Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director & CEO, Hatton National Bank, Sri Lanka

  • Ms. Nashy Chauhan, Director, Anand Niketan Group of Schools, India

  • Prof. (Dr.) R.P. Banerjee, Director, Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM), India

  • Engr. Mohd. Abu Noman Howlader, Managing Director, BBS Cables Ltd, Bangladesh

  • Mr. Viswanathan G, Chairman, Viswa & Devji Diamonds, India

  • Mr. Padmanabhan Iyer, Managing Director & Global CEO, 3i Infotech, India

  • Prof. S. N. Kulkarni, Pro- Chancellor, APG Shimla University

  • Mr. G. Vivekanand, Director, Manjeera Construction, India

  • Mr. Gujja Yugendhar Rao, Managing Director, Prism Crop Science Private Limited, India

  • Mr. SM Raju, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Bihar on behalf of Miracle Drinks

  • Mr. Bhoja Reddy Baddam, Managing Director, Archana Group of Companies, India

  • Dr. GBK Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Pragati Green Meadows and Resorts Ltd., India

  • Mr. Mabroor Hossain, Executive Director, Hosaf Group, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Jadapalli Narayana, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, JSR Group Suncity, India

  • Mr. M Iqbal Mahmud, Managing Director, Aziz Trade & Engineering Limited, Bangladesh

  • Mr. Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman, Kalhari Enterprises, Sri Lanka

  • Mr. Sakif Ariff Tabani, Managing Director, Khadim Ceramic, Bangladesh

  • Mr. B M Balakrishna, Founder, Aquapot, India

  • Mr. Raman Preet, Chairman, Pune Institute of Business Management, India

  • Ms. Somya R Srivastava, Chief Operating Officer, Rockland Group, India

  • Mr. Anil Kumar Garg, Managing Director, Aroma Agrotech Pvt. Ltd, India

  • Dr. M Malla Reddy, CEO, Dr. Cooper, India

  • Mr. Kazi Jamil Islam, Chief Executive Officer, Express Leather Products Ltd & LOTTO Bangladesh

  • M. Lalit Dhoka, Managing Director, Ganesham

  • Mr. Sanjay Shah, Director, Goldstar Jewellery (India)

  • Dr. Pranay Shah, Founder, Well Spring IVF & Women ‘s Hospital, India

  • Mr. Anthony Tan, Co-Founder & CEO, Grab, Singapore

  • Ms. Sabrina Tan, Founder & CEO, Skin Inc, Singapore

  • Ms. Christie Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sooorya EV, (Singapore)

  • Ms. Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder & CEO, CXA Group, (Singapore)

  • Mr. David Chiem, Founder – CEO, MindChamps Pre-School Ltd, Singapore

  • Mr. David Gerald Jeysegaram, Founder, President & CEO, Securities Investor Association Singapore

  • Ms. Michelle Peh – Chief Brand Officer

  • Hira Panna Jewellers, India

  • Mr. Amit Ranchal, Joint Managing Director, Welcome Shoes, India

BlackSwan Women Empowerments Principles Leadership Award 2018

  • Ms. Yeasha Sobhan, Director, Bashundhara Group, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Swetha Sundeepanand – Managing Director, Accord Worldwide

  • Ms. Anna Vanessa Haotanto, CEO, The New Savvy, Singapore

  • Ms. Anu Aggarwal, Director & Mindfulness Consultant, Anu Agarwal Foundation, Singapore

  • Ms. Akriti Sobti, Director, Sobtis Public School

BlackSwan Film Industry Award 2018

  • Ms. Celestia Faith Chong, Mrs Chinatown International All Nation 2018/19, Mrs Chinatown International Beautiful Skin 2018/19 & Director/Beauty Inspirer of Beauty de Concierge PL – Most Promising Personality

  • Ms. Silver Ang, Entrepreneur, Host & Actress, Singapore Film Industry

India’s Fastest Growing Brands Award 2018

  • Mr. V. Ramesh, Managing Director & CEO, MF Utilities India Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Sundeep Anand Jegath Rakshagan – Managing Director, Accord Metropolitan, India

  • Mr. Gopi Krishna, Managing Director, Manepally Jewelers

  • M. Lalit Dhoka, Managing Director, Ganesham

  • Mr. Arvind Sonmale, Managing Director & CEO, Sustainable Agro-commercial Finance Limited

  • Dr. Christopher Richard, Managing Director, G7 CR Technologies India Private Limited

  • Mr. Anand Bhutada, Director, Kirti Gold

  • Mr. Raman Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Little Millennium Education Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Shilpa Niraj Desai, Managing Director, C4 Integrated Wellness

  • Dr. K.R. Meghanadh, Managing Director, MAA ENT Hospitals

  • Dr. Praveen Saxena, Chairman, Dr. Saxena Intergrative Medicine Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. P Sreedhar, Chairman and Managing Director, Ayyanna Infra Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Sunish Sharda, Managing Director, Flourish

  • Dr. Venkata Reddy Madhi Reddy, Chairman, Kairos Global School

  • Mr. Kiran Gadela, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine

  • Dr. Narhari Malagaokar, Chairman, Progenesis Fertility Center

  • Ms. Akriti Sobti, Director, Sobtis Public School

Bangladesh’s Fastest Growing Brands & Leaders Award 2018

  • Mr. Somanaathan Sridharan, CEO, CBL Munchee Bangladesh

  • Engr. Utpal K Das, Managing Director & CEO, Protec Electronics Ltd

  • Mr. Sharif Ul Alam, Managing Director – Omicon Group

AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Asians Under 40

  • Mr. Varun Bagla, Director, Saltee Group

  • Ms. Kanika Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Passion Peers, India

  • Mr. Ravi Kumar, Founder, Udchalo, India

Asia’s Greatest CXOs Award 2018

  • Mr. Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan, President & Global Head – Corporate Finance, Olam Group (Singapore) – CFO Award

  • Dr. John Fong, CEO – Head of Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management (Singapore) – CEO Award

  • Ms. Liza Klenk, Chief Executive Officer, Spendless Group, (Singapore) – CEO Award

  • Mr. Dennis Chia ChoonHwee, Chief Financial Officer, StarHub (Singapore) –CFO Award

  • Mr. Amos Ng ChiauMeng, CFO & Senior VP (Finance & Administration), Straco Corporation Limited (Singapore) –CFO Award

CSR Awards 2018

  • Anu Aggarwal Foundation

Jury Awards

  • Mr. Balakrishnan Jayaraman, Director, Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd

  • Mr. Rohit Ambekar, Managing Director, RMA Associates Pte. Ltd

  • Dr. Nitin Pangarkar, Academic Director, National University of Singapore

AsiaOne Eminent Guest Award 2018

  • Mr. David Wee, Founder & CEO, Asia’s Speakers Bureau

  • Dr. Abhishek Singh Bhati, Campus Dean / Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor, James Cook University (Singapore)

  • Ms. Savita Bedi, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank (Singapore)

  • Ms. Suchi, Chairperson, Global Goodwill Ambassadors (Singapore)

  • Mr. Vinoy Kumar, Sr. Managing Director, Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)

Elements of the Summit

The Summit started with a red carpet welcome to over 300 businessmen, diplomats, government dignitaries, social leaders and entrepreneurs on 21st January 2019 with over 100 awards presented at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore.

Panel Discussion 1 moderated by Mr. Anam Kumar – Chief Editor, AsiaOne Magazine discussed the topic “Asia is the fastest growing economic region, as well as the largest continental economy by both GDP Nominal and PPP in the world. Is This A Matter of Pride, Or Did We Simply Wake Up Late?” The panelists included Mr. R K Goyal, Managing Director, Kalyani Steels; Dr. Hema Divakar, Chairperson, Divakars Speciality Hospital; Ms. Kanika Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Passion Peers Pte. Ltd.; Engr. Mehedi Hasan, Chairman, Omicon Group; Mrs. Somya Srivastava, CEO, Prayatna Microfinance; Mr. Varun Bagla, Director, Saltee Group; and Ms. Nashy Chauhan, Director, Anand Niketan Group of Schools.

Panel Discussion 2 moderated by Mr. Anam Kumar – Chief Editor, AsiaOne magazine brought to the fore several innovative and progressive ideas on the topic “Culture Defines Human Beings and Nations through the Manifestation of Human Intellect. Is the Impact of Intra- and Inter-National Culture Strong Enough to Promote or Hold Social and Economic Progress?” The panelists included His Excellency Mr. O. L. Ameer Ajwad, Acting High Commissioner in Singapore, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Ms. Anu Aggarwal, Director & Mindfulness Consultant, Anu Aggarwal Foundation; Dr. Nitin Pangarkar, Academic Director, MBA Program, National University of Singapore; Dr. John Fong, Chief Executive Officer & Head of Campus, SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore; Mr. Radhakrishnan Chidambaram (Rkay), Chairman, Buy Happy Marketing; Dr. Abhishek Singh Bhati, Campus Dean/Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor, James Cook University Singapore; and Ms. Suchi, Chairperson-Asia, Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

Keynote addresses were made by the following:

  • Mr. J C Chaudhry – J. C. Chaudhry, Chairman, Akash Institute

  • Mr. Deepak Ohri, CEO, Lebua Hotels & Resorts

  • Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder & Chairman – Summit Corporation Ltd.

  • Mr. SM Raju, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Bihar

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