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Influencing The Influential – A Glitzy Evening In Bangkok Becomes A Glittering Success

Influencing the Influential – A Glitzy Evening in Bangkok Becomes a Glittering Success

Influential Brands®, a think-tank research and business platform which identifies, engages and recognises “The Champions of Excellence” throughout Asia, has named and recognised the leadership and foresight of six prominent executives from Asia. In its 7th edition, the 2019 Asia CEO Summit & Award Ceremony was organised by Influential Brands® in collaboration with Mileage Communications’ Thailand partner, Neo Target Co., Ltd, and was held at Bangkok’s Chatrium Riverside Hotel on 19 November 2019.


This well-attended event saw some 300 prominent C-suite executives from over 100 leading companies across the region. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Thailand and Former Prime Minister, was the Guest-of-Honour at the ceremony.


Under the category of “2019 ASIA’S TOP CEO”, Mr. Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group and Mr. Tan Wang Cheow, Founder and Executive Chairman of Food Empire were awarded with the highest accolade of the night. Mr. Suriyon Sriorathaikul, Managing Director of Beauty Gems Group and Ms. Pavarisa Chumvigrant, CMO of Finn Mobile were recognised as “Thailand’s Outstanding Leaders”. The two prominent women who bagged the title of “Thailand’s Influential Woman of the Year” were Ms. Nualphan Lamsam, CEO of Muang Thai Insurance, and Mrs. Apaporn Kosolkul, Media Influencer of Thai Rath.


Under the category of “2019 ASIA’S TOP EMPLOYERS”, 18 companies from Asia were awarded primarily based on employees’ anonymous feedback. Under the category of “2019 ASIA’S TOP INFLUENTIAL BRANDS”, 43 companies from Asia were awarded primarily based on consumer insights and surveys covering five countries and more than 5000 respondents. In addition, 9 fast-growing companies were awarded as “2019 ASIA’S TOP INFLUENTIAL BRANDS”.


Asia’s Champions of Excellence, representing more than 40 industries from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and China


Mrs. Vannee Leelavechbutr, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Neo Target (also the Thai partner of Influential Brands®) said, “The 2019 Award Ceremony is more than just an event for celebration. Through the joint expertise of Influential Brands and Neo Target, we really hope that the platform will be one of the most important platforms for business prosperity and sustainability in the years to come.”


The event was a remarkable display of Mileage Communications and Neo Target’s partnership. Mileage Communications also assisted in securing regional coverage of the 2019 Asia CEO Summit & Award Ceremony in publications throughout Asia.

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