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Recognising Hong Kong's Most Exceptional Business Leaders

#HKBManagementExcellenceAwards

Hong Kong Business Management Excellence Awards

The Hong Kong Business Management Excellence Awards honors the city's most outstanding business leaders. The programme is on the lookout for trailblazing individuals, innovators and teams whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for the success of their companies.

The nominations for the 2022 edition will be accepted beginning on July 4. If you'd like to be kept up to date and submit an entry for the awards, please click the INQUIRE NOW button and enter your information. We'll get back to you as soon as possible. Meanwhile, feel free to read through the guidelines, FAQs, and other pages for more information on the awards.

Here's our trailblazing winners from last year:

View full list of winners here.

    Submission Opens:
    Jul 04, 2022
    Submission Closes:
    Oct 07, 2022

    Watch our trailer for Hong Kong Business Management Excellence Awards

    TESTIMONIALS

    What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

      This award is one of the milestones and recognitions to us and gives a very strong motivation for us to move f...

    Gary Wong General Manager, Hong Kong, Baxter Healthcare Ltd

    Amazing, very honored. It’s not only about me. It’s all the staff behind that are doing so well over the past 2 years or...

    Cyril Aubin Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways, Limited

      We make sure that whenever we are successful, we recognize them, we share them, and we celebrate them altogeth...

    William Sim President, Heilind Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited

    Watch videos from past winners

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: DCH Auriga HK Ltd.

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 winner: Fusion Bank Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Crypto.com

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Patrick Liu, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Fusion Bank Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: QBE Hong Kong

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Traxon Technologies Limited

    Why should you enter

    NETWORK

    Winners will be invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Hong Kong . Winners can bring their clients, peers, and colleagues to the awards dinner and celebrate their well-deserved award with them.

    AMPLIFY

    Reach potential clients as you let your initiatives be known and honored in Asia.

    EXPOSURE

    Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for today's Hong Kong Business leader, the Hong Kong Business. With its monthly circulation of 15,000 copies and 17,960 monthly active users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers in Hong Kong. 

    Guidelines and Criteria

    GUIDELINES

    • Nominees will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the nomination form and supporting documents submitted.

    • The awards are for:

      • top-level executives, innovative individuals, and dynamic teams who launched successful and notable new projects or innovations

      • employee engagement initiatives that significantly enhanced the company's business

      • covid management initiatives that helped the company navigate current headwinds due to the pandemic

    • The awards will be given per industry category.

    • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email danica@charltonmediamail.com for more information on pricing and inclusion.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • The executive, team, or company should have implemented a new project, innovation, strategy or initiative not more than 24 calendar months ago that contributed to the growth of the company.

    • The individual or team should have implemented a project or initiative prior to 24 calendar months but had recent innovations to improve the project.

    CATEGORIES

    The awards will be given in the following categories per industry:

    • Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, President, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)
    • Innovator of the Year
    • Team of the Year
    • Employee Engagement of the Year
    • Covid Management Initiative of the Year

    INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

    • Automotive Services
    • Advertising
    • Aerospace
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Agriculture
    • Airline
    • Apparel
    • Architecture
    • Automotive & Transport Equipment
    • Aviation
    • Banking
    • Beauty & Cosmetics
    • Broadcasting
    • Brokerage
    • Building Services & Facilities
    • Business Insurance
    • Business Services
    • Cargo Handling
    • Chemicals
    • Commercial Building construction
    • Commercial Real Estate Trust
    • Computer Hardware
    • Computer Services
    • Computer Software
    • Conglomerates
    • Consulting
    • Consumer Products - Durables
    • Consumer Products - Non-Durables
    • Corporate Advisory
    • Data Center
    • Data Privacy
    • Department Stores
    • Dining & Entertainment
    • Diversified Services
    • E-Commerce
    • Education
    • Electronic Manufacturing
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Services
    • Executive Search
    • Financial Services
    • Financial Technology
    • Food & Beverage
    • Food Manufacturing Solutions
    • Food Safety
    • Fundraising
    • Furniture and fixture
    • General Insurance
    • Health Products & Services
    • Healthcare
    • Healthcare Technology
    • Heavy Civil Construction
    • Hospitality & Leisure
    • Human Resource Technology
    • Human Resources Consulting
    • Industrial Construction
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Insurance Broker
    • Internet/New Media
    • Investment Banking
    • IT Services
    • Life Insurance
    • Legal
    • Logistics
    • Luxury Retail
    • Manufacturing
    • Marine and Offshore Engineering
    • Marine Services
    • Materials & Construction
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Metals & Mining
    • Motion Picture & Video
    • Music
    • Non-Profit or Government Organizations
    • Oil & Gas
    • Payments
    • Personal Insurance
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Real Estate
    • Remittance
    • Residential Building construction
    • Residential Product Manufacturing
    • Retail
    • Shipping
    • Sports
    • Technology
    • Telecommunications
    • Television
    • Training and Development
    • Transportation
    • Travel Services
    • Utilities
    • Venture Capital
    • Wholesale

     

    CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

    Executive of the Year (CEO, COO, Chairman, MD, and other C-level/top-level executives)

    • Achievements - How did the executive's exceptional leadership help drive the company's growth?

    • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the executive encountered in moving the company forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

    • Innovation - What new ideas did the executive introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

    Innovator of the Year

    • Uniqueness - What are the unique and innovative initiatives that the innovator have spearheaded? 

    • Success - Discuss the innovator's recent notable contributions in pioneering the solution which led to the significant growth of the company.

    • Effectiveness - How effective was the innovation and how did it impact the company?

    Team of the Year

    • Achievements - What are the team's remarkable contributions to the company's growth?

    • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the team encountered in driving growth? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

    • Innovation - What new ideas did the team introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

    Employee Engagement of the Year

    • Strategy - What are the recent strategies implemented to engage the company's employees and enhance fulfilment with their careers?

    • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce?

    COVID Management Initiative of the Year

    • Strategy - What are the recent initiatives implemented to navigate current headwinds due to the pandemic?
    • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce and in the company's business? 

    HOW TO ENTER?

    1. Go to the online nomination form of HKB Management Excellence Awards.

    2. Read the nomination guidelines.

    3. Fill out the required fields.

    • Company and entrant details

    • Chosen category and industry

    • Title

    • 500-word summary introducing the individual, team, or employee engagement initiative

    • Client or employee testimonials (optional)

    • Achievements

    • Chosen winner's package

    4. Once you're done, you will receive an email confirmation of your nomination.

    5. Submit three (3) project photos and supporting documents by email.

    • Photos are required to be submitted. Supporting documents are optional but will highly increase your chances of winning the award.

    • Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each separately. 

    PRICING & DISCOUNTS

    The nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, in order to maximise the benefit of winning and be entitled to promotional coverage and other benefits, winners will have to take up any of the winner's package options.

    To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email danica@charltonmediamail.com

     

    Please Note:

    Due to the current pandemic, we will not be holding a physical event this year. As an alternative, we will conduct a Digital Awards Presentation and Interview via Zoom video conferencing. The trophy will be couriered to the winning companies' addresses. Further details and adjustments will be disclosed upon announcement of winners.

    Watch samples of a digital presentation and interview here.

    KEY DATES

    Deadline for submission: 7 October 2022, Friday
    Awards presentation: November 2022

    Past Winners

    Executive of the Year

    • Data Privacy - Crypto.com, Jason W. K. Lau
    • Banking - Fusion Bank Ltd, Patrick Liu
    • Healthcare - Insta Specialist Company Limited, Hole Hau and Hei Ng

    Innovator of the Year

    • Healthcare - Insta Specialist Company Limited, Hole Hau and Hei Ng
    • General Insurance - QBE Hong Kong

    Team of the Year

    Employee Engagement of the Year

    Executive of the Year

    Team of the Year

    Innovator of the Year

    COVID Management Initiative of the Year

    Executive of the Year

    Innovator of the Year

    Team of the Year

    Employee Engagement of the Year

    Contact Us

    For more details, contact:

    Danica Avila

    (+65) 3158 1386

    awards@charltonmediamail.com

    Event Photos

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    TESTIMONIALS

    Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: DCH Auriga HK Ltd.

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 winner: Fusion Bank Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Crypto.com

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Patrick Liu, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Fusion Bank Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: QBE Hong Kong

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 Winner: Traxon Technologies Limited

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Nasdaq Investment Intelligence APAC Team

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Nasdaq Investment Intelligence APAC Team

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Franz Josef Hahn, Chief Executive Officer of Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Certis Hong Kong And Macau

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020: iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Adj. Professor Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer of Crypto.com

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Henry Lin, CEO of Linnovate Partners Holdings Limited

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Dun & Bradstreet (HK) Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: Jessie Pak, Managing Director of FTSE Rusell

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020 Winner: BIPO Service Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Joseph Chan, AsiaPay

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Nick Cheung, Morningstar Asia Limited

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Lennard Yong, Tricor Group

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Rishi Pardal, Avery Dennison Corporation

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Cyril Aubin, Hong Kong Tramways, Limited

    HKB Management Excellence Awards 2019 Winner: Herman Miller Asia Pacific

    News

    Adaptation and management toward an ever-changing landscape 

    Apr 11, 2022

    Adaptation and management toward an ever-changing landscape 


    Guiding the next generation of leaders with the right foundation is vital for bridging challenges, says RSM Hong Kong’s Managing Partner. 


    Eugene Liu, Managing...

    Fusion Bank wins big at the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021

    Jan 11, 2022
    Categories:
    Banking Technology

    It has bagged the Executive of the Year - Banking and the Team of the Year - Banking awards.


    Virtual bank Fusion Bank has clinched two major awards at the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021 for its innovation on ambush...

    New values: How Lacoste programmes enhanced engagement

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    It took home the Employee Engagement of the Year - Apparel award at the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021.


    As Lacoste reaffirms its new values to strengthen its identity and to cultivate its difference and raison d'être, it...

    Jason Lau awarded as Executive of the Year for Data Privacy at HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    Crypto.com Chief Information Security Officer’s exceptional leadership raised the bar for data privacy within the organisation, industry and championed data privacy initiatives both locally and abroad.


    Crypto.com’s Chief...

    Better never stops: How Phaidon International went above and beyond for its employees

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    The company won the Employee Engagement of the Year - Executive Search award at the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021.


    Phaidon International has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of its integrated...

    QBE Hong Kong brings home two wins at the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    A demonstration of great customer focus and exceptional teamwork to deliver an innovative home protection solution.


    Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate and regularly has to cope with extreme weather, both typhoons and...

    Traxon Technologies bags Team of the Year - Materials & Construction award at HKB Management Excellence Awards 2021

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    The team adapted its structure and new way of working to combat the challenges of global market downturn amidst COVID-19.


    Traxon Technologies is a global leader in architectural lighting solutions and general lighting systems...

    HKB lauds top teams, executives, and innovations at Management Excellence Awards 2021

    Nov 30, 2021
    Categories:
    Co-Written / Partner

    Winners were recognised via digital presentations held on the 24ᵗʰ and 25ᵗʰ of November.


    As industries start to recover, it is high time for companies to start working on new strategies to ensure the success of the business in...

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How do I nominate?

    You can send an entry via the online nomination form where you have to fill in details about your company and the product that you wish to enter. You also have to submit a 500 word write up summarizing your product details and why it should win an award.

    How many winners per category?

    Only one (1) winning company will be awarded in each category per industry.

    Can I send two or more entries for our company?

    Yes, you may send multiple entries for a maximum of two categories. One online form is equivalent to one entry so if you are nominating multiple entries, please enter each separately.

    Who are eligible to nominate?

    You may nominate for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: 

    • If you are you an executive who made a remarkable contribution to your organisation.
    • If  you are a leader who is transforming your company to be the best in your industry. 

    You may nominate any top-level executive in your company for the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR if he or she:

    • Deserves to be recognised for his hard work and dedication. 
    • Inspires you and your colleagues to be at their best selves despite the hurdles of the pandemic. 

    You may nominate for the INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

    • If you are a leader with innovative ideas that made a positive impact to your business or your client. 
    • If you have introduced unique innovation that sets you apart from the other players in your industry 

    You may nominate for the TEAM OF THE YEAR: 

    • If your team has launched successful initiatives that are innovative and cutting-edge.
    • If you are part of an amazing team that highly contributed to the success and growth of the company.

    You may nominate for the EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT OF THE YEAR:

    • If you have launched successful initiatives that highly motivated your employees to give their best at work?
    • If you have implemented programs to ensure that your workforce is rewarded and well-recognised for their hard work and commitment.  
    • If your employees are driven and happy to be part of a successful company.

    You may nominate for the COVID MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR: 

    • If you have introduced new and effective ways to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.
    • If you have launched initiatives that motivated your workforce despite the hurdles of the pandemic.
    • If you have launched solutions that made a positive impact to your client during this pandemic. 

    What is Hong Kong Business?

    Hong Kong Business (HKB) is the only English-language business magazine dedicated to Hong Kong and China. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade, plus special overseas features with in-depth reporting on bilateral economic ties with Hong Kong. No other publication has relevant content to business decision makers as Hong Kong Business. With an experienced and dedicated team of seasoned journalists and expert opinions from market leaders, Hong Kong Business is the definitive magazine for Hong Kong’s business elite.

    The print magazine is published quarterly, and covers in depth issues and stories with a longer time frame while the website hongkongbusiness.hk is refreshed daily with news and stories with an immediate relevancy.

    Hong Kong Business' readership comprises high-income decision-makers at managerial, senior managerial and proprietorial levels. Its print publication is printed quarterly and has a guaranteed circulation of 15,000 copies reaching 60,000 readers, whilst the online site, hongkongbusiness.hk has more than 250,000 annual unique visitors.

    Will there be an awards dinner this year?

    We do understand the current situation with COVID-19. Rest assured that our priority remains that of our guest and their safety. So our team will be doing an online awards presentation and video interview through video-conferencing.

     

    Click here to view samples.