Asia HRD Awards given in HCM City

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 18:57

Caption: The 2018 Asia HRD Awards, held in Viet Nam for the first time, honours 22 leaders and organisations from six countries for their contributions to human development at a ceremony in HCM City on Thursday. — Photo courtesy of Anphabe

The 2018 Asia HRD Awards have honoured 22 leaders and organisations from six countries for their contributions to human development.

The annual international awards were given today in HCM City to honour those who have significantly impacted or influenced society, the corporate world and the human resource community in terms of human development.

The awards are given in four categories: Contribution to Society, Contribution to Organisation, Contribution to HR Community, Movers and Shakers.

The Contribution to Society award is for individuals and organisations who contribute to the development of society by making improvements that lead to great changes in the community.

The Contribution to Organization award honours dedication to building a successful organisation based on innovative systems, processes, and applications through which creates a holistic development journey for its employees.

The Contribution to HR Community award is aimed at individuals whose efforts have brought in impactful methodologies and values.

The Movers and Shakers award is given to pioneering individuals who have experienced transformational change and breakthroughs for the cause of human development towards long-term growth.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. R Palan, founder of the Asia HRD Awards, said: “I believe there will be many outstanding figures in Viet Nam soon to be honoured internationally. This will be the first step for Viet Nam to integrate into the international human resources market.”

The awards ceremony was hosted in Viet Nam for the first time by HR consultancy Anphabe and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The awards, instituted in 2003, has so far honoured more than 249 individuals and organisations from 20 countries. — VNS


Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias - Chief Executive Officer - Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia)

Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Bin Ismail - Deputy Director General of Higher Education - Ministry of Education (Malaysia)

Dinh Ba Thanh – Founder, Chairman & CEO DatViet VAC (Viet Nam)

Mohd Najib Ibrahim - Managing Director - Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Dr. Stuart Kewley - Founder and CEO - Eurasia Consortium (United Kingdom)

Truong Ly Hoang Phi - Founder & CEO - Business Startup Support Center (BSSC) (Viet Nam)

Dato’ Kol. Mohd Ariffin Bin Che Mat Din - Chief Executive & Founder - Adefsy Associates (Malaysia)

Gregorio Antonio J. Atienza - Secretary General - Federation of AIM Alumni Associations, Inc (the Philippines)


Mekong Capital (Viet Nam)

Datin Rowena Capil Florece - HR Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific HR Line Solutions – Microsoft (Malaysia)

Pribadiyono - Founder - PT Quantum HRM International (Indonesia)

PACE (Viet Nam)

Grace Chan Hwee - Senior General Manager - Group Human Resource & Administration


Cao Thi Ngoc Dung – President - Phu Nhuan Jewelry JSC (Viet Nam)

Kavita Mathur - People & Culture Leader - Grant Thornton India (India)

Andy Han Suk Jung - Chief Executive Officer - SonKim Land (Viet Nam)

Warrick Cleine - Chairman & CEO - KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia (Viet Nam)

Dinh Kim Nhung - Head of Human Capital - Masan Group (Viet Nam)

Nguyen Anh Tuyen - Country Chairperson, Indochina/General Manager/General Medicines & Emerging Markets - Sanofi Indochina (Viet Nam)


Dato’ Farshila Emran - Managing Director - Pharmaniaga Berhad (Malaysia)

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage (SPVB) (Viet Nam)

Techcombank (Viet Nam)


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