ABLA winners exemplify the best in leadership. These visionaries epitomize the core values of a successful leader – strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in the global economy.

15th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Achal Agarwal

Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

Asia Disruptor of the Year Award

Maximilian Bittner

Lazada Group, Singapore

Asia Talent Management Award

Dato' Rohana Rozhan

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Malaysia

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Somchai Lertsutiwong

Advanced Info Service PLC, Thailand

Lifetime Achievement Award

Liu Chuanzhi

Legend Holdings Corporation & Lenovo Group Limited, China

Indonesia Business Leader of the Year Award
(joint winners)

Muhammad Arif Wibowo

Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia

Indonesia Business Leader of the Year Award
(joint winners)

Taswin Zakaria

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk, Indonesia


14th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Hiroaki Nakanishi

Hitachi Ltd, Japan

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Dr Tan See Leng

IHH Healthcare Bhd, Malaysia

Asia Talent Management Award

James L Go

JG Summit Holdings Inc, Philippines

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias

Malayan Banking Bhd, Malaysia

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tadashi Yanai

Fast Retailing Co Ltd, Japan

Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award

Vorapak Tanyawong

Krung Thai Bank PCL, Thailand


13th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Prijono Sugiarto

PT Astra International Tbk, Indonesia

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Mark Tucker

AIA Group Ltd, Singapore

Asia Talent Management Award

Justo A Ortiz

UnionBank of the Philippines, Philippines

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Candra Ciputra

PT Ciputra Development Tbk, Indonesia

Lifetime Achievement Award

Henry Sy Sr

SM Investments Corporation, Philippines

Singapore Business Leader of the Year Award

Piyush Gupta

DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore


12th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Tan Pheng Hock

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Singapore

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes

AirAsia, Malaysia

Asia Talent Management Award

Yancey Hai

Delta Electronics Inc, Taiwan

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Dato' Rohana Rozhan

Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, Malaysia

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ratan N Tata

Tata Sons Ltd, India

Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award

Dr Pailin Chuchottaworn

PTT Public Company Ltd, Thailand


11th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

N Chandrasekaran

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

M S Unnikrishnan

Thermax Ltd, India

Asia Talent Management Award

Lee Suk-Chae

KT Corporation, Korea

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Choo Chiau Beng

Keppel Corporation Ltd, Singapore

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dhanin Chearavanont

Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd, Thailand

Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award

Aswin Techajareonvikul

Berli Jucker PCL, Thailand


10th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Japan

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Richard Tsai

Taiwan Mobile Co Ltd, Taiwan

Asia Talent Management Award

Dr Pailin Chuchottaworn

PTT Group Ltd, Thailand
(nominated for his role as President of IRPC PCL)

Asia Viewer's Choice Award

Ganesh Ayyar

Mphasis Ltd, India

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Chanda Kochhar

ICICI Bank Ltd, India

Lifetime Achievement Award

N R Narayana Murthy

Infosys Ltd, India


9th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

A M Naik

Larsen & Toubro Ltd, India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Yancey Hai

Delta Electronics Inc, Taiwan

Asia Talent Management Award

Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala

Ayala Corporation, Philippines

Asia Viewer's Choice Award

Ajai Chowdhry

HCL Infosystems Inc, India

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh

YTL Corporation Bhd, Malaysia

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Gordon Wu

Hopewell Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong


8th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Frank Ning

COFCO Corporation, China

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Hiroshi Nagase

Nagase & Co Ltd, Japan

Asia Talent Management Award

Tan Pheng Hock

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Singapore

Asia Viewer's Choice Award

Shiv Nadar

HCL Technologies Ltd, India

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Shiv Nadar

HCL Technologies Ltd, India

Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve Chang

Trend Micro Inc, Japan


7th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Dowa Holdings Co Ltd, Japan

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Tan Lay Koon

STATS ChipPAC Ltd, Singapore

Asia Talent Management Award

S Ramadorai

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India

Asia Viewer's Choice Award

Simon Lin

Wistron Corporation, Taiwan

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Adirek Sripratak

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Thailand

Thailand Business Leader of the Year Award

Dr Viroj Mavichak

Thai Oil PCL, Thailand


6th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Harish Manwani

Unilever (Asia/Africa), India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Dr Liu Jiren

Neusoft Group Ltd, China

Asia Talent Management Award

Dr Shuhei Toyoda

Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Japan

Asia Viewer's Choice Award

Dr Shuhei Toyoda

Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Japan

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Anusorn Sangnimnuan

The Bangchak Petroleum Public Co Ltd, Thailand

Korea Business Leader of the Year Award

Kim Nack Hoi

Cheil Communications Inc, Korea


5th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Anand Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, India

Asia Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Ernesto 'Ato' Tanmantiong

Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Masanari Iketani

Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd, Japan

Asia Talent Management Award

Ruey Bin Kao

Motorola (China) Electronics Ltd, China

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Fredy Bush

Xinhua Finance Ltd, China

Hong Kong CEO of the Year Award

Tony Fok Tung Ling

Comba Telecom System Holding Ltd, Hong Kong


4th ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Chen Feng

Hainan Aviation Group / Hainan Airlines Co Ltd, China

Asia CEOS' Choice of the Year Award

Takehiko Wakayama

Asset Investors Co Ltd, Japan

Asia Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Debu Bhattacharya

Hindalco Industries, India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Park Sang-Hwan

Hana Tour Services Inc, Korea

Malaysia CEO of the Year Award

Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh

YTL Corporation Bhd, Malaysia


3rd ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

Gerardo Ablaza Jr

Globe Telecom Inc, Philippines

Asia CEOS' Choice of the Year Award

Gerardo Ablaza Jr

Globe Telecom Inc, Philippines

Asia Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Nandan M Nilekani

Infosys Technologies Ltd, India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Steve Chang

Trend Micro Inc, Japan

China CEO of the Year Award

Zhai Ruo Yu

Beijing Datang Power Generation Ltd, China


2nd ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

S Ramadorai

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India

Asia CEOS' Choice of the Year Award

Jong Yong Yun

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Korea

Asia Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

B Ramalinga Raju

Satyam Computer Services Ltd, India

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Neil Montefiore

MobileOne (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore


1st ABLA

Asia Business Leader of the Year Award

K V Kamath

ICICI Ltd, India

Asia CEOS' Choice of the Year Award

Flemming Jacobs

Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, Singapore

Asia Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Richard Charles Helfer

Raffles Holdings Ltd, Singapore

Asia Innovator of the Year Award

Mark Fields

Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan


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