Prince Holding Group (Prince Group), one of Cambodia’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates, on Friday announced that Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, chairman of Prince Group, has been recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year – Conglomerates, at the 2021 International Business Awards.

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi is the only entrepreneur honoured in a category that celebrates leaders running multi-industry businesses. He is one of the three Asian leaders who was recognised for dynamic entrepreneurialism in different sectors during one of the most challenging years in corporate leadership.

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi is among a wave of new leaders of conglomerates considering innovative approaches to business that also makes a difference to societal goals.

In addition, Prince Group also won the Bronze Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response (Covid-19 category) coming three months after it had earlier secured a win for the best Covid-19 Corporate Response at the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in May.

The 2021 International Business Awards received more than 3,800 entries from organisations in 63 nations. Neak Oknha Chen Zhi’s Gold Stevie Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year – Conglomerates and Prince Group’s Bronze Stevie Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category were finalised after two months of voting by a panel of 260 professionals and key decision makers from across the globe.

Over the past year, various member companies of the group were called upon by Neak Oknha Chen Zhi to make a difference in the lives of employees, affected communities and frontline staff.

In March, Neak Oknha Chen Zhi donated $3 million to the Cambodian government’s anti-pandemic efforts after an initial $3 million donated last December to help Cambodia purchase one million Covid-19 vaccines.

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi also asked the group to promptly organise several rounds of Covid-19 vaccinations for its over 3,500 employees.

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi recently signed off on a long-term partnership with Caring For Cambodia, a leading education charity focusing on underprivileged students. The group will sponsor – Career Preparation – an initiative seeking to help over 3,000 students.

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi has also undertaken a pivot towards sustainable development by launching Ream City, an 834-hectare coastal development project built on sustainable real estate principles.