KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fusionex Managing Director Mr. Ivan Teh was honoured by winning the prestigious Ernst & Young (EY) Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the recent 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gala dinner officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. Five hundred distinguished guests comprising entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, including EY’s Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets, Maria Pinelli, were present at the event.
Ivan Teh, Fusionex Managing Director (Middle) receiving the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the year award from YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, (left), together with Dato’ Abdul Rauf Rashid, Ernst & Young Country Managing Partner (right) at the prestigious 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year gala dinner held at the Majestic, Kuala Lumpur.
Ivan Teh, Managing Director of Fusionex, winner of the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the year award for 2014
Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Award (EOY) program has expanded to more than 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide. The program recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs that build a better working world for all. It honours those with the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality – to build something of lasting value that benefits everyone. Touted by many as the world’s most prestigious business accolade, it recognizes the most exceptional among a unique group of people.
Nominees were judged by an independent panel of judges comprising previous EOY winners and leading figures from the local business community based on a set of stringent globally-benchmarked criteria.
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry said, "Since its inception, the EY Entrepreneur of the year programme has emerged as one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. More significantly, as a global awards programme, it provides a platform for entrepreneurs to be showcased on the world’s stage. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees especially the winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the year award."
When asked to share his thoughts on his latest win, Mr. Teh commented, "I am humbled to receive this great honour. It’s certainly a privilege to be standing here amongst a stellar cast of remarkable top nominees for this award, all of whom have done incredibly well in their respective industries. I would like to thank EY for organising a magnificent event, as well as the distinguished judges for this amazing recognition."
Teh concluded, "Naturally, I wouldn’t be here without the ‘Fantastic Fusionex’ team. It is therefore only fitting that I dedicate this award to Team Fusionex and all of those who have supported us. This award is for all of you, and I’m sure this will only spur our team to do even more, and to create a positive impact to the industry, society, ecosystem and community as a whole."