Celebrating Asia’s Champions of Excellence at “2019 Asia’s CEO Summit & Award Ceremony”
text size

Celebrating Asia’s Champions of Excellence at “2019 Asia’s CEO Summit & Award Ceremony”

The 7th edition of the CEO Summit and Award Ceremony saw hundreds of C-suite executives from prominent brands across Asia attending the event in Bangkok, Thailand.

Neo Target Company Limited, a brand reputation communications consulting firm based in Bangkok, and Influential Brands®, a think-tank with over 20 years of branding knowledge and expertise, joined forces to organize the “2019 Asia’s CEO Summit & Award Ceremony” to celebrate the Champions of Excellence across Asia. 

Mr. Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly and Former Prime Minister of Thailand, presided over the ceremony which was held at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel recently. Attending the event were some 300 C-suite executives from over 100 leading companies throughout the region including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and the Philippines.  

Mrs. Vannee Leelavechbutr, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Neo Target, disclosed, “The 2019 Asia’s CEO Summit & Award Ceremony is more than just an event for celebration. We aim to make it a platform for prominent brands across Asia to collaborate and grow beyond national levels. Through the joint expertise of Influential Brands and Neo Target, we really hope that our platform will be one of the crucial driving forces for business prosperity and sustainability in the years to come.”

Mr. Jorge Rodriguez, Managing Director of Influential Brands®, stated, “It is no surprise that the list of awarded companies also happens to be well-known brand names highly regarded by their customers. Some common traits that we have observed amongst the winners are strong brand names and consistent brand touchpoints. They are all outstanding industry players who have rightly captured the demands of the increasingly ethics conscious and digital savvy consumer market. With that said, I offer my heartiest congratulations to all the awarded companies for their hard work and well-deserved win.”

A total of 64 brands  were recognized as Champions of Excellence across 6 award categories, namely Top CEO, Top Influential Brands Awards, Outstanding Brands Awards, Influential Women of the Year, and the two latest additions, Outstanding Leader Awards and Top Employer Brands Awards. 

These awardees were honored for achievement in their respective industry.

Asia’ Top CEOs:

Mr. Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia Group

Mr. Tan Wang Cheow, Founder and Executive Chairman, Food Empires

Influential Woman of the Year winners

Mrs. Nualphan Lamsam, Muang Thai Insurance

Mrs. Apaporn Kosolkul, Thai Rath

Outstanding Leaders winners

Mr. Suriyon Sriorathaikul, Beauty Gems

Ms. Pavarisa Chumvigrant, FINN MOBILE

Top Influential Brands winners from Thailand 


Auntie Anne’s

Bangkok Bank PLC

Café Amazon

Central Department Store

Central Food Hall

Family Mart

Grab Thailand


Krispy Kreme (Thailand)



Major Cineplex Group


Mister Donut

Rajdhevee Clinic


Siam Center



Tops Market


Outstanding Brands winners

Advanced Info Service PCL

Government Savings Bank

Gunkul Engineering PCL

Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL

S31 Sukhumvit Hotel

SIAM KUBOTA Corporation Company Limited

Southeast Life Insurance PCL

Thanatkorn International Company Limited

TKK Corporation Company Limited

Top Employer Brands winners

S&P Syndicate PCL

Techno-Sell (Frey) Company Limited

Thai Beverage PCL

Do you like the content of this article?