Mr. William E. Heinecke, Founder and Chairman of Minor International Public Company Limited, is among 18 winners of the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Thailand Chapter. The Awards were presented by Enterprise Asia, the leading regional non-governmental organisation for entrepreneurship.
The winners were chosen from over 100 nominees through a rigorous evaluation process by a jury of prominent judges across four categories: Master Entrepreneur, Inspirational Brand, Fast Enterprise, and Corporate Excellence.
Organised annually in 16 markets since 2007, the Awards past recipients include the late Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay, Top Glove’s Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai, Indonesia’s Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Ciputra and Mochtar Riady, Hong Kong’s Angela Leong On Kei, Lui Che-Woo and Lawrence Ho, China’s Xu Rongmao and Hon Kwok Lung, India’s Adi Godrej and Rahul Bajaj, Philippines’s Tony Tan Chaktiong and the late Henry Sy, Sr.
The awards were officiated by Dr Sansern Samalapa, Vice Minister for Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand; H.E. Datuk Jojie Samuel, Ambassador of Malaysia to Thailand; Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia, Datuk William Ng, Immediate Past President of Enterprise Asia, and Professor Dr Wilert Puriwat, Juror of APEA Thailand and Dean of Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University.
Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia said, “APEA aims to bring forth an even more reputable event than before, to recognise outstanding enterprises and their contributions to the development of the nation and the people.”
“Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy. As we enter the next phase of economic recovery, it is critical for us to spur collaboration and innovation to create an entrepreneurial culture that will not only rebuild and advance the country’s economy, but also empower the next generation of Thailand entrepreneurs and businesses.”
Mr. William E. Heinecke, Chairman of Minor International Public Company Limited was named Entrepreneur of the Year.
Among the notable awardees are: Mr. Sara Lamsam of Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Company Limited and Mr. Auttapol Rerkpiboon of PTT Public Company Limited under the Master Entrepreneur category; Goodyear (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Siam Piwat Company Limited, under the Corporate Excellence category; B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited, Mondelez International (Thailand) Co., Ltd and The Mall Group under the Inspirational Brand category, and; The ONE Enterprise Public Company Limited under the Fast Enterprise category.
The Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards 2022 Thailand Chapter is supported by the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce (ITCC Thailand), Malaysia-Thailand Chamber of Commerce (MTCC), and Singapore-Thailand Chamber of Commerce (STCC). PR Newswire was the Official News Release Distribution Partner while Bangkok Post was the Media Partner.
FULL LIST OF ASIA PACIFIC ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2022 THAILAND CHAPTER RECIPIENTS