Mr Yap Boh Tiong, Chairman of the Mileage Communications Group, was recently announced as one of 13 winners in the Established Entrepreneur category of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) 2014.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Singapore and the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME). EYA is now into its 26th year of honouring local entrepreneurs in Singapore who have shown outstanding performance as business owners.
“The diversity of industries that our Winners come from not only reflects Singapore’s vibrant business landscape but also indicates that the entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive in Singapore. In today’s competitive business environment, cultivating different entrepreneurs is crucial as they bring in improved ideas, new innovations and perspectives that are essential to growth. We are extremely proud to have recognised these outstanding and diverse entrepreneurs this year,” said Mr Thomas Fernandez, Award Co-Chairman of EYA 2014, from ASME.
The judging process was stringent, involving detailed submission proposals which were examined meticulously, coupled with several rounds of nerve-wracking interviews and site visits – all of which are objectively assessed and evaluated by the Award Organising Committee.
The Final Judging will take place in October, during which the Overall Winner of each respective category will be selected by the Award Judging Panel, comprising distinguished businessmen, academics, senior civil servants and other invitees of high repute. Results for the Final Judging round will be announced in November during the Award Presentation Ceremony.