Kuala Lumpur, 9th March 2017 – Outstanding Individuals and companies from across the country including 4 special appreciation awards were honoured at the Malaysia Business Awards 2017 by the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC) in a prestigious event held at Shangri-‐La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on the 9th March 2017.
Recognizing industry excellence in the business community, this 7th edition of the awards were attended by more than 400 industry leaders including Tan Sri Shahrizat binti Abdul Jalil as the guest of honour.
Acting President of Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce, Mr Don Nazwim Don Najib, which addressed the crowd during his opening speech, described the business communities as an integral part in the development of a country for their contribution in the nation’s economy. He also credited them for being able to step up and overcome the struggle in the current economic climate.
“We are proud to celebrate the award winners for their remarkable achievement in their businesses and this is done despite the fact that we are currently facing some challenging times in the business market. These winners however managed to prove themselves and to us, that they are the real winners for being able to beat the odds and still stand out in the business world.” He said.
“These award winners are the shining examples that should inspire our local businesses to soar beyond boundaries and help to promote Malaysia’s name to the world. We see Malaysia Business Awards 2017 as a great opportunity to show our appreciation towards those who have demonstrated the considerable breadth of inspirational job and exemplary efforts in pushing this nation’s forward.”
Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj. Ahmad Badawi, the Executive Chairman of Dewina Holdings Sdn. Bhd was presented with the main award of the night, the “MBA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017” while Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub was honoured for his splendid services to the business community with “MBA Legacy Award 2017 “. Besides them, Datuk Hj Mohamed Faroz B. Mohamed from Jakel Trading Sdn. Bhd. were given the “MBA Entrepreneur of The Year 2017” while the young Wan Shairi Wan Ahmad was awarded with “MBA Rising Star Award 2017”.
Corum Watches, Bentley Malaysia, Allianz Malaysia and The Peak magazine are the main sponsors for this distinguished event. It was hosted by Dato’ Mahadzir Dato’ Lokman and guests were entertained by several performance live performance.
The full list of Malaysia Business Awards 2017 winners are as follows:
|1. MBA Legacy Award 2017
||Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub
|2. MBA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
||Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Hj. Ahmad Badawi
|3. MBA Rising Star Award 2017
||Wan Shairi Wan Ahmad
|4. MBA Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
||Y.Bhg. Datuk Hj Mohamed Faroz B. Mohamed Jakel
|5. MBA Business Of The Year 2017
||Primabumi Sdn Bhd
|6. MBA International Business Of The Year
||Top Glove Corporation Berhad
|7. MBA Excellence Award – (Green Technology)
||Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd
|8. MBA Excellence Award – CSR
||Ekuiti Nasional Berhad
|9. MBA Industry Excellence Award (Halal)
||Nippon Express (M) Sdn. Bhd.
|10. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Engineering
||Drachen Welle Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
|11. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Fashion
||Ariani Textiles & Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd.
|12. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Retail
||Jakel Trading Sdn. Bhd.
|13. MBAIndustry Excellence Award – Social Entrepreneurship
||EcoKnights Sdn. Bhd.
|14. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Agriculture
||ASMC Agrotech (M) Sdn. Bhd.
|15. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Real Estate
||FLP Realty Sdn. Bhd.
|16. MBA Industry Excellence Award – E-‐commerce
||Zilzar Tech Sdn. Bhd.
|17. MBA Industry Excellence Award – Marketing & Communication
||Bulb Communique Sdn. Bhd.
|18. MBA Appreciation Award
||Hong Kong Trade Development Council
|19. MBA Appreciation Award
||Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad
|20. MBA Appreciation Award
||Dato’ Dr. Hj Sharifuddin B Dato’ Musa
|21. MBA Appreciation Award
||YB Senator Khairul Azwan Harun