Van Sou Ieng (L) and Tith Hongyoeu (R) take a moment to congratulate Tom Kimson from Agrotech Vita Co Ltd. Photograph: Stuart Alan Becker/Phnom Penh Post
For the first time in ASEAN history, Cambodian businesses won three awards, presented on Saturday night at the 5th ASEAN business awards at the 49th ASEAN-Business Advisory Council meeting.
The winning Cambodian companies were Agrotech Vita Co Ltd; ACLEDA Bank Plc and First Finance Plc.
ACLEDA Bank’s CEO In Channy received two awards. One for growth in the category of a large company and in the employment category.
Agrotech Vita’s Tom Kimson received the trophy for growth in the division for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME). Kevin Lim of First Finance also received a trophy for growth in the SME division.
Singaporean companies were awarded nine trophies, the largest number of the 27 total awards given from the 10 ASEAN countries.
Recipient companies were Falcon Incorporation in the growth category, Meritus Hotels and Resorts in the innovation and growth categories in the large company division, Feinmetall Singapore in the employment category and Rigel Techonology in the innovation category in the SME division.
Indonesia took home the second-most awards in the ceremony, six in total.
Indonesia’s large company division winners were: PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk in the employment and corporate social responsibility categories, PT Kalbe Farma Tbk, PT Anugraha Wening, and PT MagFood Inovasi Pangan, all in the innovation category were the Indonesia recipients in the SME division.
Malaysia tied with Cambodia for third most awards. Top Globe Corporation Berhad received a corporate social responsibility award in the large company division.
Natural Health Farm Marketing Sdn Bhd got the award in the employment category, while Malaysia Microelectronic Solution Sdn Bhd won in the innovation category for the SME division.
The awards ceremony, widely broadcast by local and regional media, took place as part of the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit which concluded yesterday evening.
To contact the reporter on this story: Stuart Alan Becker at [email protected]