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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 is now accepting nominations.

The programme will honor the city's most outstanding leaders, innovators and teams whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for the success of their companies.

It will also highlight Employee Engagements and COVID management initiatives that have had a beneficial impact on your workforce or customers.

Here's our trailblazing winners from last year :

View full list of winners here.

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 forward ...

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 altogether. ...

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.

MEET THE JUDGES

Jacky Lai

Jacky Lai

Partner, Assurance
Ernst & Young

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Partner, Assurance and Business Advisory Services
SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited

Ivan Chan

Ivan Chan

Partner, Audit & Financial Advisory Services
Mazars in Hong Kong

Eugene Liu

Eugene Liu

Managing Partner
RSM 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.

Note:

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the Awards Programme: cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claim of health benefits

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: 28 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 / Louis Shek

(+65) 3158 1386 / (+852) 3972 7166

awards@charltonmediamail.com

MEET THE JUDGES

Jacky Lai

Jacky Lai

Partner, Assurance
Ernst & Young

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Partner, Assurance and Business Advisory Services
SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited

Ivan Chan

Ivan Chan

Partner, Audit & Financial Advisory Services
Mazars in Hong Kong

Eugene Liu

Eugene Liu

Managing Partner
RSM Hong Kong

Event Photos

2019

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

EY partner: Establishing a strong virtual presence, digital marketing amongst to-do list amidst economic impacts

Oct 10, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Jacky Lai recognised how the pandemic collapsed businesses’ digital roadmaps in a few months. 


Jacky Lai is currently a Partner at EY, having over 24 years of professional experience and serving clients in a wide range of...

Pandemic highlighted the need for effective operational risk management, says Mazars partner

Sep 23, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Ivan Chan noted how industries achieve operational resilience amidst market disruptions. 


Ivan Chan is a Partner in Audit & Financial Advisory Services at Mazars in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in audit and...

Management should enhance communication, and digital processes to improve workflow, says SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited partner

Sep 20, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Samson Lee highlights how companies should optimise team performance to stay on track amidst crises.


Samson Lee is a Partner for Assurance and Business Advisory Services at SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited, currently holding over two...

Nominations are now ongoing for the HKB Management Excellence Awards 2022

Jul 20, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Organisations can submit entries until 7 October 2022.


Hong Kong’s 2022 plans show the government’s commitment to economic recovery, with the management of the pandemic and the raising of electronic consumption vouchers amongst...

The privacy conundrum: Tackling the issue of the century

Jul 07, 2022

Crypto.com executive and HKB Management Awards winner Jason Lau answers some serious questions on data privacy.


With the increased digitisation and reliance on technology brought by the pandemic to industries and societies...

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...

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?

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.

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.