Outstanding leaders, innovators lauded at Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023

Outstanding leaders, innovators lauded at Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2023

Winning companies were recognised at an awards presentation on 23 November 2023.

In a time of unprecedented challenges, a spotlight shines on the exceptional individuals and companies in Malaysia who have exhibited unparalleled resilience, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. These visionary businesses, transcending mere profit margins, are weaving a narrative of strength and empathy that extends far beyond the confines of boardrooms.

The Malaysia Management Excellence Awards, presented by Asian Business Review Magazine, stands as a testament to the extraordinary achievements of these outstanding leaders, innovators, and teams. More than a recognition platform, it serves as a beacon of inspiration in the face of challenges within Malaysia’s dynamic business environment.

The awards ceremony, held at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur on 23 November 2023, brought together the best and brightest from across industries to honour those who have set new standards in leadership, innovation, employee engagement, health & wellness, diversity & inclusion, and CSR initiatives. The event showcased the power of resilience and the commitment to brilliance that defines the Malaysian business landscape.

The distinguished judging panel, consisting of industry experts, played a pivotal role in recognising excellence in various categories. Anand Chelliah, Managing Partner, Asia Pacific Leader, Tax Services at Baker Tilly; Prakash Arikrishnan, Director | Risk Advisory – Global Treasury Advisory Services at Deloitte Malaysia; Vivien Mah, Partner at Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd; and Dato’ Robert Teo, Managing Partner at RSM Malaysia brought their expertise to evaluate and commend the nation’s top performers.

Baker Tilly’s Chelliah notes that a commitment to corporate culture, identity development, sustainability, and governance are key components of a successful business. “With such strong attributes, an organisation will lay the groundwork for strong leadership succession to sustain continuity and growth.” Deloitte’s Arikrishnan describes outstanding leaders and innovators as someone with “a balanced set of qualities that include strategic vision, emotional intelligence, agility, and ethical behaviour.”

Congratulations to the winners!


Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • IT Services – ABeam Consulting Malaysia
  • Logistics – Pos Malaysia Berhad
  • Shipping – Hapag-Lloyd Business Services (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Technology – Experian Malaysia

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year


CSR Initiative of the Year

Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year

Shipping – Hapag-Lloyd Business Services (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd

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