The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur Awards 2023 – Recognizing Visionaries Redefining Success

Entrepreneurial Leadership of the Year

Entrepreneurial Leadership of the Year

In a world where success is measured by the impact we create, The World Brands Foundation (TWBF) has reached a new milestone as it proudly launched The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur Awards 2023 in recognition of those who have not only shaped their brands but also contributed to the growth and prosperity of the nation.

In a competitive business landscape, branding is the cornerstone of entrepreneurial success. Brands are not just labels; they are trust, values and promises fulfilled. Entrepreneurs, as brand custodians, shape the ethos of their industries, crafting legacies that resonate with customers, partners, and stakeholders alike. With the theme, “Be Successful, Be Significant, Be Special – Be The Entrepreneur, Be The One!” The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur Awards 2023 honour the outstanding entrepreneurs whose innovative thinking, boundless determination, and brand-focused strategies have driven industries forward and elevated them to the summit of achievement.

The night also witnessed the proud recognition of our Nation’s Best – homegrown brands that have made profound contributions to nation building through their strategic and transformative initiatives that have impacted positive change in the economy and society. These astute individuals and brands have dared to dream and dared to build, and in doing so, left an indelible mark on their industries, their nation, and the world at large.

Prof Dr KKJohan, Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs Lifetime Achivement Award 2023

In his welcome address, Prof. Dr KKJohan, World President of The BrandLaureate encouraged all recipients of the night to continue on their entrepreneurial journeys driven by a genuine passion for what they do. He further emphasised that entrepreneurship is a force of change, a catalyst for progress, and a source of inspiration for all. He shared, “In the world of entrepreneurship, our work is more than a job; it’s a significant part of our lives. It’s about pouring our hearts and souls into our endeavours, crafting a legacy that we’re truly proud of.”

Prof. Dr KKJohan was also honoured as the recipient of The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs – Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 for his exemplary leadership in the world of brands and branding. As the World President of The World Brands Foundation and The BrandLaureate Awards, he has built The BrandLaureate Awards to be the No. 1 Branding Awards in the industry. Through the Awards, he has inculcated the importance of brands and branding in the country, especially in the business community where the importance of branding and building strong brands is paramount to the business success and the success of the nation’s economy too.

His contributions to the country and business community are immense. With a good mix of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional quotient) Dr. KKJohan has shaped and defined brands and branding and influenced mindsets amongst business leaders on the need to brand with astounding and successful results. Dr. KKJohan is the nation’s pride. His leadership and entrepreneurial skills have set him apart from the rest of the entrepreneurs to deserve The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs –Lifetime Achievement Award 2023.

Furthermore, the evening marked the officiation of two Strategic Collaborations between The World Brands Foundation (TWBF) and Global Entrepreneur Xchange (GEX), as well as between The BrandLaureate Education and Corporate Coach Academy (CCA). Two new awards were also introduced: The BrandLaureate DigiTech Awards 2023 and The BrandLaureate Global Network Marketing Awards.

YBhg Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes
YBhg Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin

The visionary individuals honoured includes YBhg Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of Capital A Berhad; YBhg Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Founder of Simply SS Trading Sdn. Bhd; Tuan Haji Burhanuddin Md Radzi, Managing Director of Les’ Copaque Production; YBhg Dato’ Sri Anne Eu, Chairman of Eu Yan Sang Group; YBhg Datuk Sr. Mohd Salem Kailany, President & Chief Executive Officer of UDA Holdings Berhad; YBhg Dato’ Sharon Foong, Founder & Managing Director of Ruyi Holdings; and Dr. Michael Ong and Dr. Terrence Teoh, Founders of 1 Doc Holding Sdn. Bhd. while Nation’s Best recognized brands such as Gas Malaysia, Intellect Worldwide and IOI City Mall.

The BrandLaureate takes immense pride in standing alongside their distinguished awardees in celebrating their success. Their exceptional achievements are a testament to their unwavering dedication and ingenuity. With this prestigious Award, we hope they will continue to spearhead positive change and explore new avenues of success. We look forward to all that they will achieve in the future.

Women Entrepreneur of the Year
Nation’s Best

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