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Singapore Business Awards 2016 recognise outstanding Singapore business leaders

Singapore, 31 March 2016 – Dr Robert Yap, Executive Chairman of the YCH Group, has been named Businessman of the Year 2015 at this year’s Singapore Business Awards (SBA). 

YCH Group is an end-to-end supply chain solutions partner and counts among its clients both large multi-national corporations as well as aspiring growth companies.

Dr Robert Yap had previously received The Enterprise Award on behalf of YCH Group at the Singapore Business Awards 2011.   

Launched in 1985, the SBA has grown to be Singapore’s most prestigious business accolades. It is jointly organised by The Business Times, Singapore’s leading business daily; and DHL Express, the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry. This year marks the 31
st edition of SBA.

In addition to the Businessman of the Year award, the other awards in the SBA roll of honour are the Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year, Outstanding Chief/Senior Executive (Overseas) of the Year and The Enterprise Award.

The other recipients of SBA 2016 are:


Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year 2015
Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer
DBS Group Holdings Limited


Outstanding Chief /Senior Executive (Overseas) of the Year 2015

Mr Shafie Shamsuddin

President and Chief Executive Officer 
PT Trans Retail (Carrefour Indonesia)


The Enterprise Award 2015

Jumbo Group Limited



President Tony Tan was the Guest-of-Honour at this evening's SBA 2016 presentation dinner held at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore.


Mr Alvin Tay, Chairman of the SBA organising committee and Editor of The Business Times, said: “The Singapore Business Awards recognise and celebrate the success and contributions of our business leaders. Today, we acknowledge their vision, business acumen and leadership – key attributes that have led them to achieve growth, innovation and profitability for their companies both in Singapore and globally.  Congratulations to the four winners of Singapore Business Awards 2016!”

Mr Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “A strong business community and inspirational business leaders have propelled Singapore to the forefront of the region’s growth. The nation has long claimed its place on the world map. With the Singapore Business Awards, we celebrate and recognize true business luminaries who have delivered stellar performance with their dedication and resilience, including the four winners this year. 2016 marks the beginning of the next milestone for SBA which celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year. We at DHL, look forward to enabling more local businesses and continuing this rewarding journey with SBA, and with Singapore.”



Winners of the Singapore Business Awards 2016


Businessman of the Year 2015

Dr Robert Yap

Executive Chairman 
YCH Group Pte Ltd

Citation: For his entrepreneurial spirit and far-sightedness in transforming YCH Group into a leading integrated logistics and supply chain management company, with 
facilities and warehouses in more than 100 locations across the Asia-Pacific.


Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year 2015

Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer
DBS Group Holdings Limited

Citation: For his inspirational leadership, vision and drive in transforming DBS into an Asian Bank of Choice and shaping the future of banking, turning the Development Bank of Singapore into the Digital Bank of Singapore.


Outstanding Chief/Senior Executive (Overseas) of the Year 2015

Mr Shafie Shamsuddin
President and Chief Executive Officer 

PT Trans Retail (Carrefour Indonesia)

Citation: For his strong leadership and sharp business acumen in resolving critical issues affecting PT Trans Retail and putting the company back on a firm footing as Indonesia’s No 1 hypermarket, and for being a role model for Singaporeans working overseas.


The Enterprise Award 2015

Jumbo Group Limited


Citation: For its enterprising spirit and innovativeness in growing JUMBO Group from a  single seafood restaurant in 1987 to become a household name with 17 restaurants 
across five distinct brands and a footprint that spans Singapore and Shanghai.


Attached:  
1) Dossiers and Acceptance speeches of SBA 2016 winners

 

2) Photos of the winners can be accessed via the following link : http://creative.sphdigital.com/2016/temp/photos.zip


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The Singapore Business Awards

The Singapore Business Awards (SBA) is jointly organised by The Business Times, Singapore’s leading business daily, and DHL Express Singapore, the world’s leading express and logistics company.

Established in 1985 with the Businessman of the Year award, the SBA added the Enterprise Award, the Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year Award and the Outstanding Chief/Senior Executive (Overseas) of the Year Award. These awards have grown in stature and are recognised as Singapore’s most prestigious business accolades. 

The winners of SBA are decided by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from the political, business and academic fields. 


The objectives of the Singapore Business Awards are:

· To acknowledge publicly the vital contributions made by companies and individuals to Singapore business both locally and internationally. 
· To create an environment which will encourage and sustain the entrepreneurial spirit and enhance standards of corporate management in Singapore and abroad. 
· To illustrate the depth of talent that exists here by high-lighting nominees' success stories. 
· To enable the organisers, The Business Times and DHL, to fulfil their responsibilities as good corporate citizens.


The Business Times 

The Business Times, a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings to its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping. 

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