CNBC pioneered the annual Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) in 2001 to salute and recognize remarkable business leaders, who through strength, innovation and foresight induce positive changes in an evolving corporate Asia. Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in leadership, visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses. They are given tribute at an annual awards ceremony and gala dinner that will be broadcast globally in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
In the lead up to the 16th ABLA, the SIXCAP | CNBC Exchange series will explore current topics of interest to business leaders in different countries. Open to a select group of c-level and senior executives, each Exchange features a highly-engaging morning debate with discussion and is followed by a networking session over lunch.
Recognizes the business leader who makes his/her vision a reality for the company – driving growth, success and profitability in Asia.
Recognizes the business leader who has pioneered innovative business ideas and/or technologies which have had a transformative impact on an industry or sector. (Formerly known as Asia Innovator of the Year Award)
Seeks out the business leader who recognizes the importance of talent in both word and deed. This business leader is committed to supporting, developing and retaining talent, as well as nurturing the next generation of leaders in Asia.
Recognizes the business leader for his/her outstanding contributions to the arts, education, environment and community development.
Host country's nominees for the Asia Business Leader of the Year Award will be considered for this award.
Honors the leaders who has, during the course of his/her career, made significant contributions in shaping, growing and developing the economic landscape. (This award is not open for nomination)
To be considered for any of the awards, all award nominees:
CNBC along with CNBC-TV18 is proud to carry on this tradition in India with the India Business Leader Awards (IBLA), dedicated to the highest achievers in India's dynamic business market.
The visionaries that have led India's glorious journey from the front are the champions that we salute with the 13th edition of CNBC-TV18's India Business Leader Awards (IBLA), India's most distinguished awards for excellence in leadership.
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CNBC recognizes your company as a leader in best business practices and innovative strategies. Only invited companies can nominate their Chairman/CEO for an ABLA award.
By submitting a nomination, your company can reap rewards such as:
Under stringent, objective and transparent criteria, business leaders are judged by an independent panel of world-respected management strategists, academics, corporate personalities and CNBC executives.
Heading the judging panel are representatives from CNBC's long time knowledge partner, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Together with research partner, Development Dimensions International, the distinguished panel conducts a unique three-phase judging process:
From a quantitative organization data analysis, the top performers from across Asia are selected and invited to submit their nominations via the nomination form before proceeding to Phase Two.
Face-to-face interviews to assess the candidates' leadership capabilities.
Final selection of winners of the awards.
Philip G Berger previously served on the faculty of The Wharton School. His research interests are mainly in the areas of financial reporting and corporate finance. Berger's research has been published widely in accounting and finance journals and he has been a co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research since 2004.
Dr Liu Jiren is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Neusoft Corporation, also a professor of the Northeastern University (NEU) China, and vice-chairman at China Software Industry Association (CSIA). He was a member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and of Global Agenda Council at the World Economic Forum.
As co-founder and managing editor of Caixin Media, China’s leading business and finance media group, Wang Shuo focuses on providing high-quality news reports through leading an independent and professional standard in China.
Under his leadership, the Caixin editorial team won the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University. Wang Shuo was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2012. He was also twice named a Young Leader at the 2007 and 2008 Boao Forum for Asia, and a Leader of the Next Generation by the Tallberg Forum in Sweden. He was named Yale World Fellow in 2016 by Yale University.
Vibha Gaba's research examines how organizations learn and how it impacts their ability to innovate and adapt. She is the Academic Program Director for executive education programs focusing on strategic change and leadership and has received the INSEAD Executive Education Award for Outstanding Teaching multiple times.
Richard S Wellins is responsible for launching DDI's new products and services, leading DDI's Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER) and its major research projects and developing, and executing DDI's global marketing strategy. Wellins spearheads DDI's global bi-annual research on best practices in leadership development and talent acquisition.
John Casey is CNBC's Senior Vice President of International News and Programming. He oversees all of CNBC's programming in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. His responsibilities include supervising content development, talent and programme schedules across CNBC's broadcast, mobile and digital platforms. Casey splits his time between London and Singapore.
Click here to view the full list of past ABLA winners.
Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad
Advanced Info Service PLC
Chairman of the Board of Legend Holdings Corporation
Founder of Lenovo Group Limited
President & CEO
President & CEO
PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk
CNBC, the world’s leading business and financial news network, today announced that the 16th Asia Business Leaders Awards will be heading back to China after 14 years, with this year’s awards set to take place in Shanghai on 2 November.
Nominations for five of the six award categories are also now open. Categories now accepting nominations are: Asia Business Leader of the Year; Asia Disruptor of the Year; Asia Talent Management; Corporate Social Responsibility and China Business Leader of the Year. Nominations can be submitted at abla.cnbc.com. The Lifetime Achievement Award category is not open for nominations, but is decided by the ABLA panel of judges.